By Juan Gómez-Jurado
A misplaced treasure, a Nazi conflict legal, and a lifelong quest to discover a lacking heirloom are the beginning issues for this new novel from the writer of God's undercover agent. Father Anthony Fowler, CIA operative and member of the Vatican's mystery carrier, the Holy Alliance, can pay a trip to a warfare legal dwelling less than a pseudonym as a result poor experiments he played on Jewish young ones. Fowler deals him a deal - he'll now not show the man's real identification in trade for an enormous candle lined in superb filigree gold. however it isn't the gold Fowler is after - it's the metal item preserved in the wax, a lacking fragment of an old map. quickly Fowler is excited by an excursion to Jordan arrange by way of the enigmatic head of Kayn industries, a reclusive billionaire who has hyperlinks to the top degrees of the Catholic Church. yet there's a traitor within the staff who has hyperlinks to terrorist agencies again within the US, and who's patiently watching for the instant to strike. From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in ny and a misplaced valley in Jordan, agreement with God is an exhilarating examine a quest for strength and the secrets and techniques of an old global.
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Professor--" Professor Galvani scooped a fried egg out of the sizzling battered lid of a lard can which served as his frying pan and popped it between two heels of bread. He munched thoughtfully and neatly, regarding Tom Spoon's square white face. " said the Great Galvani softly. " And he handed the professor the white kicking hare. "Then come along, Tom Spoon," said the Great Galvani not unkindly and, taking Tom by the hand, led him up the dusty August road to the house of Serena Tinkens. Gently Professor Calvani set the white rabbit on the mossy bricks by the front porch steps.
And, listening, they could hear the tap, tap of Serena Tinkens' austere grey heels upon the stone. In a matter of seconds she was right upon them-Tom could have reached out and touched the hem of her long sad skirt-and just as she lifted her foot to ascend the steps the voice of the Great Galvani cried out sharp and clear: "Serena Tinkens! " And Tom stared wildly out, sweating and shaking till he was near tears. And in that moment Tom spied it-the poor timid creature of pink and white, hunched there on the bricks by the steps, its long ears twitching and its pink nose a writhing button of agitation.
Captain Gunn used to tell of the time when he and Busby were partners on the Prairie Belle. Even then Busby hated the river. He would stand at the pilot wheel like a man with a whip lash- ing a great and treacherous beast before him. And in the end, what he feared most happened: The river turned on him. This was 15 years after what Captain Gunn always referred to as the "Trouble Between the States," and he and Busby were now partners on the Phoenix out of Louisville. A boiler exploded three miles below Shawneetown, and Busby was pinned beneath a cotton bale on the boiler deck with the live steam playing steadily, mercilessly on his legs.