Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world -- and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop thieves from their incredible goal; to steal what is left of the scattered and miniscule splinters of the True Cross the Catholic Church has in its possession.
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"Asensi's first novel to be translated into English is formulaic, but readers with insatiable appetites for church history, secret societies and weird initiation rituals will find some delights." - Publishers Weekly.
"Starred Review. As engrossing as it is intelligent, this just might be the next big book in the burgeoning religious thriller subgenre." - Booklist.
"In her first novel to be published in English, Spanish author Asensi tells a story worthy of Indiana Jones, although the adventurer here is a Catholic nun." - Library Journal.
"This prolix thriller, the Spanish author's first English translation, substitutes Dante's poetry for Leonardo's painting as the basis for a plodding tale of byzantine intrigue." - Kirkus Reviews.
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