Just finished an audio book while working on some journal covers. Very interesting! The author, Arturo Perez-Reverte (missing a thingee above the first ‘e’ in his last name), is Spanish. The novel, The Painter of Battles, has been translated and is read by Simon Vance. Sort of a mix between a human interest story, a mystery and an art education text.
The jacket info says the author “has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller” – I certainly agree with that! Will have to look up his other work now.