The Devils of Cardona

Written By Matthew Carr
The Devils of Cardona
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 14 June 2016
  • ISBN : 1101982756
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 49 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Devils of Cardona written by Matthew Carr which was release on 14 June 2016, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: "A thrilling quest for justice... [A] novel that is as exciting as it is enlightening from its first pages to its satisfying end.” —The New York Times Book Review “A page-turner in the proper sense… Mr. Carr has written a gripping and enjoyable novel.” —The Wall Street Journal The gripping story of the dangerous high-stakes worlds of politics and religion in sixteenth-century Spain as a mysterious Muslim killer retaliates against the Catholic Church. 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.

The Devils of Cardona

The Devils of Cardona
  • Author : Matthew Carr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1101982756
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Summary : "A thrilling quest for justice... [A] novel that is as exciting as it is enlightening from its first pages to its satisfying end.” —The New York Times Book Review “A page-turner in the proper sense… Mr. Carr has written a gripping and enjoyable novel.” —The Wall Street Journal The gripping ...

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  • ISBN : 1101982756
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