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The Secret Cardinal

(2007)
(The fifth book in the Nolan Kilkenny series)
A novel by

 
 
Inspired by true events, masterful storyteller Tom Grace delivers his most provocative novel yet. In The Secret Cardinal, ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny returns in an adventure that races from the grandeur of the Vatican across the vastness of Asia, ultimately involving China, the Mafia, and the conclave of cardinals that will elect the next pope.

When Kilkenny is invited to Rome to consult on the functioning of the Vatican Library, he is still grieving the death of his wife and son and welcomes the distraction of the seemingly simple assignment. But Pope Leo XIV has a startlingly different task in mind for him. In a private audience, Kilkenny learns of an unreported atrocity committed against the underground Church in China and its link to Yin Daoming, the long-imprisoned Bishop of Shanghai who has served thirty years of a life sentence in a Chinese laogai for refusing to renounce the Church of Rome. The aging pope then reveals the dangerous truth about Bishop Yin, a secret that he has kept for over twenty years. Decades of diplomacy have failed to end China's persecution of the Catholics loyal to the pope, or to free Bishop Yin. The pope wants Yin free and asks Kilkenny to devise a plan to accomplish this seemingly impossible task.

With help from the U.S. president, American Special Forces, and the C.I.A., he assembles a team of ten men and one woman that will use some of the most advanced weapons, aircraft, and computer technology to execute this extraordinary mission.

Filled with fascinating detail about the history, politics, and people of China and the Roman Catholic Church, and the clever advanced technology and weaponry that have become hallmarks of a Tom Grace novel, The Secret Cardinal charges relentlessly toward an unexpected and unforgettable conclusion.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 0-7505-3374-9 / 978-0-7505-3374-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Perseus
ISBN: 1-59315-456-9 / 978-1-59315-456-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vanguard Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-62157-747-3 / 978-1-62157-747-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Regnery Fiction
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-84756-121-7 / 978-1-84756-121-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-84756-155-1 / 978-1-84756-155-8 (UK edition)
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August 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Perseus
ISBN: 1-59315-484-4 / 978-1-59315-484-4 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-5436-2663-7 / 978-1-5436-2663-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-5436-2664-5 / 978-1-5436-2664-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Cardinal: Nolan Kilkenny, Book 5
Author(s): Tom Grace
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Cardinal: Nolan Kilkenny, Book 5
Author(s): Tom Grace
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-5012-9540-3 / 978-1-5012-9540-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-4233-4900-8 / 978-1-4233-4900-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-4233-4898-2 / 978-1-4233-4898-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal: A Novel of Suspense (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-4233-4899-0 / 978-1-4233-4899-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Cardinal
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-4233-4901-6 / 978-1-4233-4901-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny)
Author(s): Tom Grace
ISBN: 1-4233-4897-4 / 978-1-4233-4897-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Cardinal (Nolan Kilkenny Book 5)
Author(s): Tom Grace
Publisher: Regnery Fiction
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