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Jove Books, 2000 - Fiction - 355 pages
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"An action novel wrapped around a murderous intrigue, with a revolutionary Pope, a wayward monk and an insane killer sharing the heart of the story. There's a combination of human warmth and sheer terror that makes Basilica impossible to put down." --John Sandford"The absolute best...a literally thrilling achievement." --Pete Hamill

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The latest of the post-Woltyla Vatican thrillers to come on the market, this one by the late newspaperman and novelist (A Death in China, 1984, etc.). The priest with a shady past is almost as ... Read full review

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This book was very interesting and I enjoyed the story. Read full review


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One of America's most distinguished foreign correspondents, William D. Montalbano was Rome bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times for eight years, and its London bureau chief for three, before his untimely death in March 1998. Before that, among other beats, he covered Latin America and then China (as the founding bureau chief) for the Miami Herald/Knight Ridder newspapers. The winner of a dozen national reporting awards, he was also the author or coauthor of four previous novels, including three with Carl Hiaasen.

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