Baker & Taylor
From the “master of the intellectual thriller,” (Denver Post)-the author of The Flanders Panel and The Club Dumas-comes “an indelible tale of love, faith, and greed” (People) involving a crumbling baroque church, a mysterious computer hacker, a worldly Vatican sleuth, and murder. Map. Translated by Sonia Soto.
An emissary from the Vatican investigates the foul play surrounding the pending demolition of a crumbling church in the heart of old Seville, in a sophisticated thriller by the author of The Club Dumas. 75,000 first printing.Harcourt Publishing
From the “master of the intellectual thriller,” (Denver Post)-the author of The Flanders Panel and The Club Dumas-comes “an indelible tale of love, faith, and greed” (People) involving a crumbling baroque church, a mysterious computer hacker, a worldly Vatican sleuth, and murder. Map. Translated by Sonia Soto.Blackwell North Amer
A hacker cracks Vatican security and sends an urgent plea directly to the Pope: Save Our Lady of the Tears. The crumbling Baroque church, located in the heart of Seville, is slated for demolition, and two of its defenders have recently died. Accidents - or murders? The Vatican promptly dispatches Father Lorenzo Quart, their worldly and enormously attractive emissary, to investigate the situation and track down the hacker, known to the Vatican only as Vespers.
Father Quart's search for Vespers leads him to Father Priamo Ferro, the coarse and zealous parish priest, who has the full devotion of his small flock; Sister Gris Marsala, a former nun from California who is determined to restore the church; Pencho Gavira, the ambitious young vice-chairman of the Cartujano Bank; his estranged wife, Macarena, a perfect Andalusian beauty whose aristocratic family is closely linked to the church's history; Macarena's mother, the Duchess of El Nuevo Extremo, an elegant insomniac with a taste for Coca-Cola; and Honorato Bonafe, a tabloid reporter bent on getting the dirt on everyone.
Father Quart is slowly seduced by the splendor of Seville - and the beauty of Macarena. As time runs out on the church, he is caught between powerful developers who have a stake in Our Lady of the Tears and his loyalty to the Vatican and his own vows.Baker
When the Pope receives an anonymous plea to save a church slated for demolition, the Vatican sends Father Lorenzo Quart to investigate a diverse collection of people fighting to save the building