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Until the international success of 'The Day After Tomorrow', ALLAN FOLSOM was a television writer and screenwriter in Los Angeles. He lives in California with his wife, an artist, and their young daughter. He is currently at work on his third novel. (1998)

Allan Folsom

Day of Confession

JACKET NOTES:  In Italy, the cardinal vicar of Rome is assassinated during a celebration of the pope’s birthday.
In Los Angeles, highly successful entertainment lawyer Harry Addison finds a desperate message on his telephone answering machine from his long-estranged brother, Daniel, a priest in the Vatican.
Hours later a tour bus on which Father Daniel is traveling explodes on the road to Assisi.
Arriving in Rome to investigate Danny’s death and claim his body, Harry is plunged into a nightmare of deception and terror. After learning that his brother is the prime suspect in the assassination of the cardinal vicar, he begins to question whether Danny actually died in the bus explosion. Is his bother still alive? Was he the assassin? Before Harry can find out, he is framed for the murder of an Italian policeman.
On the run from the authorities, and at the same time desperately searching for his brother, Harry discovers that someone else is looking for Danny too--the infamous international terrorist and maniacal killer Thomas Kind. Pursued and alone, Harry finds himself at the center of a monstrous conspiracy spun from the very heart of the Vatican, where men of God using the devil’s hand to establish a new Holy Roman Empire in China for the twenty-first century.
Day of Confession is thriller writing at its very best.
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