BOOKS

Lazarus

Morris West

RRP: £9.99

5 April 2018

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760297718

Iron-fisted Pope Leo XIV emerges from open heart surgery with the chilling realisation that his reforms have devastated the Church.

As he struggles to overcome the policies he himself put in place, he must battle enemies from within the Vatican, as well as Islamic terrorists determined to assassinate him. Amid political intrigue and counter-espionage, his brilliant surgeon Salviati becomes a target too, along with Salviati’s beautiful mistress, Tove, and her fragile daughter, as the plot builds to a dramatic climax.

REVIEWS

Timely and absorbing.
Publishers Weekly

A tense and exciting thriller.
Library Journal