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English Translation: In the landscape desolated and rocky of Calabria, in the south of Italy, the fame of Giacomo Nerone, a mysterious figure of the last years of World War II has grown, to which santo venerates like a. Monsignor Blaise Meredith, who suffers a terminal disease, is sent by the Vatican like canonical inquisidor - known like Devil's advocate to investigate the presumed sanctity of the strange personage. InCalabria he will find three people who have the key of the case: a Jewish, idealistic doctor who are lost his illusions; a singular woman whom Nerone loved and an ambitious British countess. Each one of them has a vital piece of the puzzle that surrounds the enigmatic life and suspicious death by Nerone, but all are surrounded in a silence conspiracy. Meredith will have to discover the form to overcome it and to solve the mystery of Nerone, but not only to find a sense to his own life before leaving this world. Morris West, one of the read and admired contemporary authors more of the world, reached with the devil's advocate one of the highest points of his expanded literary race.