JACKET NOTES: Was Mussolinis death the end of fascism or just the beginning? Fifty years after that grisly event, one of Romes most beloved priests is murdered, and the Vatican may be implicated. Death politics, and the Eternal City create a very unholy trinity.
When Father Vivaldi, a controversial left-wing clergyman known derisively as the Red Priest because of his devotion to the poor and destitute, is found brutally murdered in his Rome apartment, foreign correspondent Andy Chapman smells a major story. As he digs further for a scoop, he discovers surprising evidence that appears to incriminate high-ranking members of the church. He turns this information over to the investigating magistrate, the beautiful Elena Fiorini, who enlists his help in her hunt for the killers. before long, Andy and Elena find that the murder of the Red Priest was merely a link in a conspiracy that powerful unseen forces will go to unimaginable lengths to conceal.
The two quickly find themselves up against the awesome might not only of the Catholic church but of a sinister network of neofascist fanatics, and, probing deeper, they uncover ever more ominous connections between these forces and the government. They soon find their own lives at risk as they are drawn into a terrifying web of betrayal and violence. Ultimately their quest will lead them to the very heart f the Vatican and back to the last days of Mussolinis dictatorship, when people changed their identities but not their allegiances.
Play out against the haunting ruins of Romes ancient city, Unholy Trinity is a pulsating thriller of stunning plausibility, heralding the arrival of an exciting new voice to the genre.
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