From the book jacket: During a service at a cathedral in
Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders unleash a nightmare of
blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy
alike. As they flee the carnage they carry a prize that could reshape
the world. The Vatican is in turmoil, and Lieutenant Rachel Verona of
Rome's carabinieri is assigned to lead the investigation with the help
of SIGMA Force, an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department.
Comment: It's difficult not to compare Map of Bones to The Da Vinci Code, because they both involve Catholic conspiracies and they are both reasonably cerebral thrillers, but in terms of writing style and action I found them quite different. I enjoyed Map of Bones as...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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