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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

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

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Juvenile gore

The story is pedestrian, predictable and somewhat boring. I gave up after an hour of ceaseless bantering between the pios CSIs that dominate the story. Anyway, they tell you who the bad guy is 30 min. into the story. Boring.

18 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Margot
  • Silverton, CO, United States
  • 11-05-09

not too credible

The story became increasingly more unbelievable till I ceased to care for the characters because I found them so unreal. Found the CIA/priest character almost silly because he seemed so unbelievable (and not very interesting). Lots of stereotyping, as well.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful