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The Absolution

Author: Holt, Jonathan

Publisher: Harper Collins


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The Absolution : On Venice's crowded Lido beach, a man is found lying half in and half out of the sea with his throat cut open and his tongue torn out by the roots. On his face is a curious antique mask.<br /><br />Kat Tapo of the Venice Carabinieri is pleased to be running her first murder investigation. But when she learns that the mask is a piece of Masonic paraphernalia known as a “hoodwink,” she starts to wonder if she's been put in charge because, as a woman, she's unable to penetrate the closed world of Italian freemasonry.<br /><br />The dead man turns out to be a senior partner in a small Catholic bank, currently engaged in negotiations with one of Italy's richest men. But Kat soon discovers that money isn't the only motive for murder.<br /><br />Meanwhile, intelligence analyst Second Lieutenant Holly Boland has found a document among her father's belongings that indicates a Cold War cover-up. As she tracks down exactly what he knew, she is forced to ask herself: was her father prepared to become a whistleblower? And was he silenced for it?<br /><br />And reclusive genius Daniele Barbo, owner of anonymous website, has discovered that his site has been contaminated by a virus - one that will unleash a wave of destruction across Italy unless he can break his own encryption and prevent an atrocity from taking place.<br /><br />As the three of them join together to track down the truth, they discover a powerful conspiracy involving the security services, the Church, and the CIA - a conspiracy with roots stretching back many decades. Nobody involved will surrender without a fight . . .

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ISBN 13:9781443420808
ISBN 10:1443420808
Size:9.05" l x 6.05" w x 1.19" h
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