The secret cardinal

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Series:
Publisher:
Vanguard Press,
Pub. Date:
[2007]
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781593154844
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe4551dfc-f4c5-9121-52ea-997dc5edd199
Grouping Titlesecret cardinal
Grouping Authorgrace tom
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-24 12:52:48PM
Last Indexed2020-02-19 03:38:21AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorGrace, Tom.
author_displayGrace, Tom
available_at_montroseMRLD Montrose Branch
detailed_location_montroseMRLD Montrose Fiction
display_description
format_category_montroseBooks
format_montroseBook
ide4551dfc-f4c5-9121-52ea-997dc5edd199
isbn9781593154844
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b60141542.i127317405MRLD Montrose FictionGra1falsefalseOn Shelfmrlaf
itype_montroseJuvenile Biography
last_indexed2020-02-19T10:38:21.871Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_montroseGra
local_time_since_added_montroseSix Months
Year
owning_library_montroseMontrose Regional Library District
owning_location_montroseMRLD Montrose Branch
primary_isbn9781593154844
publishDate2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b60141542BookBooksEnglishVanguard Press, [2007]344 pages ; 18 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_montrose
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b60141542.i127317405On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue160, 161, 162, 163, 156, 157, 159
seriesNolan Kilkenny novels
series_with_volumeNolan Kilkenny novels|5
subject_facetCardinals -- Fiction
China -- Fiction
Conspiracies -- Fiction
Popes -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Vatican City -- Fiction
title_displayThe secret cardinal
title_fullThe secret cardinal / Tom Grace
title_shortThe secret cardinal
topic_facetCardinals
Conspiracies
Popes