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The Devils of Cardona

Autor: Carr, Matthew

Editorial: Riverhead Books

Formato:Tapa Dura
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The Devils of Cardona : In this gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians.

In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn't always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility.

From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn't long before he's drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war.

By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   Historical
Ficción   Suspense
Ficción   Thrillers

ISBN 13:9781101982730
ISBN 10:110198273X
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:416
Tamaño:9.29" l x 6.24" w x 1.33" h
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