God's Spy: Book summary and reviews of God's Spy by Juan Gomez-Jurado

God's Spy

A Novel

by Juan Gomez-Jurado

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God's Spy by Juan Gomez-Jurado
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  • Published Apr 2007
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"The cat-and-mouse game between the police and Karosky is nothing new, while Gómez-Jurado's use of the sex scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic church is sensational rather than sensitive." - PW.

"Some rough spots in the translation distract from this otherwise first-rate thriller. Thomas Harris meets Dan Brown." - Booklist.

"The climax has the requisite tension, but the characters are ultimately so weakly drawn that it's hard to believe that the future of an entire faith is at stake. Ambitious, but never for a moment inspiring. " - Kirkus.

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