Bestselling author Howard Fast’s suspenseful historical drama of the Spanish Inquisition brings to life the notorious Grand Inquisitor Thomas de Torquemada and his terrifying quest to purge Spain of heretics
Bestselling author Howard Fast’s 1966 novelization of the Spanish Inquisition, Torquemada, is a terrifying drama about one of history’s most notorious individuals. Prior Thomas de Torquemada and Don Alvaro de Rafel, a Spanish knight, have been friends for many years. But when Torquemada is named Spain’s Grand Inquisitor by King Ferdinand and begins to hear whispers that Alvaro may have a secret Jewish past, he transforms from Alvaro’s old friend into a menacing new enemy.Inspired by Fast’s experiences being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his subsequent jailing and blacklisting, Torquemada is a thrilling historical tale from a master of the genre.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.