Books: That's Quart. Father Quart

A Bondian priest on the trail of a church mystery

What gall! A hacker has evaded the Vatican's electronic defenses and impiously placed a message in the Pope's personal computer. The interloper begs the Holy Father to help save Seville's 17th century church of Our Lady of the Tears, threatened by the wrecker's ball. Who is this modem-armed intruder? And why should the Pontiff intervene to preserve a crumbling edifice with a handful of worshippers?

Answering those questions is clearly a job for Father Lorenzo Quart, ace trouble-shooter at the Vatican's cloak-and-dagger Institute of External Affairs. Although lacking Agent 007's license to kill, Quart is distinctly Bondish: tall, cool, impeccably clad...

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