Montalban writes with authority and compassion —a Le Carré-like sorrow.—Publishers Weekly
"Montalban is a writer who is caustic about the powerful and tender towards the oppressed"—TLS
Off Side is the 5th novel in the hugely successful Pepe Carvalho series. To revive its sagging fortunes, Barcelona soccer club has bought the services of Jack Mortimer, European Soccer Player of the Year. No sooner has Mortimer taken possession of his company Porsche than death threats start arriving. Are they a hoax, the work of a loner or are they connected to the awesome real estate speculation that is tearing Barcelona apart?
Manuel Vazquez Montalban lives in Barcelona where he was born in 1939. Journalist, writer, and chef (the Pepe Carvalho cookbook is a Spanish best-seller), Montalban is best known for his dectective novels. He is the winner of the Raymond Chandler Prize for Dectective Fiction and many other major awards.