The Devils of Cardona

The Devils of Cardona

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735284609
0735284601
Branch Call Number: PR6103.A7273 D49 2016x
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 downloadable audio file (1 sound file (13 hr., 02 min., 52 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson - Narrator

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