Catholic Thriller Week: Valley of the Bones by Michael Gruber

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I’m slipping this in under the “thriller” category but it is actually a mystery. Valley of the Bones by Michael Gruber is hands-down one of the most interesting books I have ever read in. Gritty and very Catholic, it is without the usual trappings found in a mystery. In Miami, a man is hit on [Read More...]

Catholic Thriller Week: The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read

It is not often that I receive a book around 1:00 in the afternoon and finish it by 10:00 the next morning. This thriller was compelling enough to keep me reading at every opportunity so that I did precisely that. Juan Uriarte, a former priest known for his compassion for the marginalized in third world [Read More...]

Catholic Thriller Week: The Secret Cardinal by Tom Grace

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After distributing the bread of the Eucharist, Yin offered the wine, reenacting a ritual that originated with the Passover Seder Jesus shared with his closest friends on the eve of his crucifixion. The simple act brought Yin and his congregants into communion with a billion other Roman Catholics around the world and with God.Yin had [Read More...]


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