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A novel of Religion, Murder, and Miracles

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The Catholic Church has a new leader—an obscure African cardinal reputed to be a miracle-worker.

But the new Pope John has a shadowy enemy—an assassin from the Protectors of the Unborn, a group convinced that killing the pope is the only way to stop rumored changes to the Church's opposition to abortion.

When an incendiary talk-show host incites public opposition to the pope and his planned visit to Boston's Fenway Park, Father Joe Hurley and Lieutenant Kathleen Morelli of the Boston Police Department start investigating despite their superiors' opposition.

Quickly and irresistibly attracted to each other, Hurly and Morelli are pulled ever deeper into a web of intrigue as the pope moves into the assassin's sights.

Pontiff—a novel of religion, murder, and miracles from the author of Senator and Replica.

OTHER TITLES by Richard Bowker
Dover Beach

ABOUT Richard Bowker
Critically-acclaimed author Richard Bowker has published a variety of novels including science fiction, mysteries and thrillers. When he isn't writing, Richard enjoys life with family and friends, and offering thoughts on writing, reading and learning at

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Good characters, some of whom are evil beyond belief. Even the good ones have major flaws. The latter come our ahead because of a working value system and a moral compass that drives their often extreme behavior. I will read more by him. Kept me interested throughout.

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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jul 01, 2012
  • Publisher: EPublishing Works!
  • Seller: ABN Leadership Group Inc.
  • Print Length: 350 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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