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The Devils of Cardona

(2016)
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The gripping story of the dangerous high-stakes worlds of politics and religion in sixteenth-century Spain as a mysterious Muslim killer retaliates against the Catholic Church.

In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn't always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility.

From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn't long before he's drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war.

By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: The Devils of Cardona
Author(s): Matthew Carr
ISBN: 1-4104-9581-7 / 978-1-4104-9581-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Devils of Cardona
Author(s): Matthew Carr
ISBN: 1-101-98273-X / 978-1-101-98273-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Devils of Cardona
Author(s): Matthew Carr
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Devils of Cardona
Author(s): Matthew Carr
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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