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God's Spy | [Juan Gomez-Jurado]

God's Spy

In the days following the Pope's death, a cardinal is found brutally murdered in a chapel in Rome, his eyes gouged and his hands cut off. Called in for the grisly case, police inspector Paola Dicanti learns that another cardinal was recently found dead; he had also been tortured.
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In the days following the Pope's death, a cardinal is found brutally murdered in a chapel in Rome, his eyes gouged and his hands cut off. Called in for the grisly case, police inspector Paola Dicanti learns that another cardinal was recently found dead; he had also been tortured.

Desperate to find the killer before another victim dies, Paola's investigation is soon joined by Father Anthony Fowler, an American priest and former Army intelligence officer examining sexual abuse in the Church, who knows far more about the killer than Paola could possibly imagine.

As Paola and Father Anthony struggle through a maze of tantalizing clues, they begin to question whether someone in the Vatican is aiding their cause or abetting a murderer. And when evidence leads them to powerful figures within the Church hierarchy, their own pursuit of the truth may make them the next pawns to be sacrificed in a terrifying and deadly game.

A dazzling, impossible-to-put-down thriller, Juan Gómez-Jurado's God's Spy marks the arrival of a major new talent to the contemporary suspense fiction scene.

©2007 Juan Gomez-Jurado; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

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"Intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] first-rate thriller." (Booklist)

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