The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto

By Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto

A hacker will get into the Pope's computer to go away a caution approximately mysterious deaths in a small church in Seville that's threatened with demolition. Father Quart, a clever Vatican trouble-shooter, is distributed to enquire. adventure has taught him to accommodate enemies of the Church in all their guises, yet not anything has ready him for the obdurate religion of dad Ferro, or the attraction of the beautiful Macarena Bruner, eager to retailer the church of her ancestors from her ex-husband, the ruthless banker Pencho Gavira. As Quart is drawn into an intrigue as labyrinthine because the streets of Seville, quickly greater than his vocation is at risk.

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They drove out through St. Anne's Gate, and through the misted car windows they saw the Swiss Guards standing to attention as they passed. Quart smiled, amused - Spada wasn't popular with the Swiss in the Vatican. An IEA investigation into alleged cases of homosexuality in the Guard had resulted in half a dozen dismissals. And just to pass the time, the archbishop also occasionally dreamed up perverse schemes to test internal security. Such as slipping one of his agents into the Vatican palace, dressed as a member of the public and carrying a phial of mock sulphuric acid intended for the fresco of the Crucifixion of St.

Maybe. " The director of the IEA frowned and lowered his voice. " "That's the awkward part. Without it, this would have been just one more conflict over a plot of land involving speculators and a great deal of money. The church would simply have been pulled down when it became too dilapidated and the money from the sale of the land used for the greater glory of God. " Spada's eyes, streaked with brown, gazed distractedly out of the window. The Fiat was now caught in traffic leading up to the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele.

Stendhal, Lucien Leuwen Celestino Peregil, personal assistant to Pencho Gavira the banker, flicked bad-temperedly through Q&S magazine. He was on his way to the Casa Cuesta Bar in the heart of Seville's Triana district. There were several reasons for Peregil's bad mood: his recalcitrant ulcer, the delicate mission that now took him across the Guadalquivir, and the cover of the magazine he was holding. Peregil was a squat, nervous man. To hide his premature baldness he combed his hair over his head from a parting on a level with his left ear.

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