Many years after becoming an international best seller, The Devil’s Advocate continues to rate among the best theological fiction of the 20th century. As beautifully written as West’s New York Times best seller, The Shoes of the Fisherman, it was nominated for the National Book Award. Monsignor Blaise Meredith is dying of stomach cancer.
"The abandonment of self we should all seek."
When the Pope dies, Vatican insiders arrange to have Kiril Lakota—a survivor of 17 years in a labor prison camp—elected to fill the shoes first worn by the disciple Peter. As Kiril struggles to remain true to both himself and to the traditions of the church, his faith is tested far beyond anything he was forced to endure in prison.
"doesn't stand the test of time"
In the closing years of this Pontiff’s reign Morris West tells the story of the next Papal election and of certain characters who may well have a part to play in it. Most important of these is the eminence of the title, Luca, Cardinal Rossini, a man who suffered torture and degradation as a young priest in Argentina, who lived in exile in Rome and was promoted to high office in the Vatican. By his own admission he is a flawed man, but he is still a man of power and a possible candidate for election.
A full-cast radio drama from the 1940s starring Douglas Kelly as Dick Barton. Originally produced for Australian radio, Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure tells of the arrival in Britain of the American master criminal Ferraro. Operating a violent protection racket, Ferraro extorts money from property owners across the capital. Those who ignore Ferraro's threats see their homes and businesses destroyed. Ferraro's many arson attacks soon earn him a nickname: the Firefly.