El dinero del diablo

El dinero del diablo

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by Pedro Angel Palou
     
 

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El dinero del Diablo. (Devil’s Money) Palou, Pedro Angel. Mexico: Planeta. 2009. 277p. ISBN 978-607-07-0144-3. pap. $17.95. SUSPENSE Palou has had a distinguished career in academia and is the prolific author of dozens of books, many of them acclaimed. This tale of Vatican intrigue was a runner-up for the 2009 Premio Planeta-Casamérica. Because of his past detective work, Ignacio Gonzaga is called to the Vatican to investigate the grisly murder of a fellow Jesuit priest. A conspiracy is afoot to conceal deplorable but decidedly dull dealings in Vatican history that involved anti-Semitism, concordats with Fascists, Swiss bank accounts, homicide, and papicide, which unfold in flashbacks to the 1930s in alternating chapters. While the details of papal politics and misdeeds may be fascinating, the leaden chapters disrupt the flow of the narrative. Readers expecting another Da Vinci code will be sorely disappointed: Palou’s historical preoccupation is framed in a formulaic crime novel with all of the standard elements, but the action is primarily to be found in the dialog. Recommended for bookstores where highbrow espionage has its fans.—Carolyn Kost, Stevenson Lib., Pebble Beach, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9786070701443
Publisher:
Planeta Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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