Ildefonso Falcones is a well-known attorney who lives Barcelona. He found fame when his novel Il Catedral del Mar sold over a million copies and has been #1 on the Spanish bestseller lists for ten months. In Spain, he is often compared to Ken Follett and his book had drawn numerous comparisons to Follett’s masterpiece The Pillars of the Earth. Falcones has also been called “the new Dan Brown” by El Mundo. Now, Dutton brings this giant international bestseller to an American audience.