The Seville Communion

The Seville Communion

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Someone has hacked into the Pope's personal computer-not to spy on the Vatican or to spread a virus, but to send an urgent plea for help: SAVE OUR LADY OF THE TEARS. The crumbling Baroque church in the heart of Seville is slated for demolition-but two of its defenders have suddenly died. Accidents? Or murders? And was the church itself somehow involved? The Vatican promptly dispatches Father Lorenzo Quart, their worldly and enormously attractive emissary, to investigate the situation, trackdown the hacker, known only as "Vespers"-and stay alive. Thus begins a sophisticated and utterly suspenseful page-turner that has taken its readers by storm. The Seville Communion is superb entertainment, a rich and intricate thriller that announces another triumph by a master storyteller who excels at the intellectually provocative mystery.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1999, c1998.
Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
ISBN: 9780156006392
Branch Call Number: FICTION Perez-Re Arturo 1998
Characteristics: 375 p. :,ill., 1 map ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Soto, Sonia
Alternative Title: Piel del tambor


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Jan 21, 2015

This was a book club selection; I don't think I would have ever chosen it to read by myself. It is a translation which I usually find a bit hazy in places due to some words and nuances just not able to be translated. The story takes places in Seville with a Catholic priest being the main protagonist. I found it somewhat too Catholic for my taste. An interesting twist at the end!

WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

A computer hacker gains access to the Pope's private network inside the Vatican and threatens violence over the closure of a small village church in Seville. High level intrigue and political scheming -- a riveting read.

Jan 27, 2014

This was really interesting and had some wonderful twists and turns. The only thing that I had trouble with was the Spanish. The names, the streets and places are in spanish since it takes place in Seville, and my spanish is terrible. This normally wouldn't be a problem only that he is a very descritive writers. So this is really a mix between 3.5 and 4.


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