If you recall the book “Alive” about the Andes survivors from the early 1970s, who had to endure brutal conditions just to survive, the author now has a new book.“The Death of a Pope” has been described as:
“Juan Uriarte, a handsome and outspoken Spanish ex-priest, seems to be the model of nonviolence and compassion for the poor and downtrodden. So why is he on trial, accused of terrorist activities? His worldwide Catholic charitable outreach program is suspected of being a front for radicals. The trial is covered by Kate Ramsay, a young British reporter, who sets out to uncover the truth about Uriarte and his work. She travels with him to Africa to see his work first hand but soon finds herself attracted to him.
Meanwhile an international conspiracy is growing, one that reaches into the Vatican itself. When the death of Pope John Paul II brings about the conclave that will elect Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, a terrorist plot involving blackmail, subterfuge, and mass murder begins to fall into place... a plot that could spell disaster for the Catholic Church and the world.
Piers Paul Read's powerful tale combines vivid characters, high drama, love, betrayal, faith, and redemption in a story of intrigue, church espionage, and an attempt to destroy the longest continuous government in the world the Papacy. The Death of a Pope races toward an unexpected and unforgettable conclusion,” according to the product description.
The book was released on May 15th, and is published by Ignatius Press. More info can be found on Amazon.
The author’s bio states:
“Piers Paul Read is a best-selling novelist, writer and playwright with numerous
popular books including Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide, as well as Ablaze: The Story of Chernobyl, Alec
Guinness: The Authorised Biography, The Templars, On the Third Day, A Patriot in
Berlin and Alice in Exile. Read is a Fellow and Member of the Council of the Royal
Society of Literature, and a member of the Council of the Society of Authors. He has also written a number of television plays, and several of his novels have been filmed for cinema and television. He lives in London.”