Unholy Trinity by Paul Adam
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Set in Italy

CRIMNI - Italian Noir


Paul Adam
 Unhold Trinity
Oliver Banks
 The Caravaggio Obsession
Tonino Benacquista
 Holy Smoke
Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
 The Sunday Woman
Marcello Fois
 The Advocate
Leslie Forbes
 Waking Raphael
Luca di Fulvio
 The Mannequin Man
Carlo Emilio Gadda
 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
Giuseppe Genna
 In the Name of Ishmael
Kelly Jones
 The Lost Madonna
Amara Lakhous
 Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Dacia Maraini
William D. Montalbano
Magdalen Nabb
  & Paolo Vagheggi
 The Prosecutor
Ottavio Cappellani
 Who Is Lou Sciortino?
 Sicilian Tragedee
Ben Pastor
 Liar Moon
Alessandro Perissinotto
 Blood Sisters
Ellis Peters
 Holiday with Violence
Juan Manuel de Prada
 The Tempest
Giampiero Rigosi
 Night Bus
Giorgio Scerbanenco
 Duca and the Milan Murders
Leonardo Sciascia
 A Man's Blessing
 Equal Danger
 The Day of the Owl
T.C. Van Adler
 St. Agatha's Breast


Set in Rome (Lazio)
Lake Como (Lombardia)
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PAUL ADAM was born in 1958. He grew up in Sheffield and studied law at Nottingham University. He began his writing career as a journalist and has worked in Rome as well as in England. He has already published three well-received crime novels, and has just completed a major new work of fiction, 'The Shadow Chasers' which Arcade will publish in 2001. He lives in Nottingham with his wife and children.

Paul Adam

Unholy Trinity

JACKET NOTES:  Was Mussolini’s death the end of fascism or just the beginning? Fifty years after that grisly event, one of Rome’s most beloved priests is murdered, and the Vatican may be implicated. Death politics, and the Eternal City create a very unholy trinity.
When Father Vivaldi, a controversial left-wing clergyman known derisively as the Red Priest because of his devotion to the poor and destitute, is found brutally murdered in his Rome apartment, foreign correspondent Andy Chapman smells a major story. As he digs further for a scoop, he discovers surprising evidence that appears to incriminate high-ranking members of the church. He turns this information over to the investigating magistrate, the beautiful Elena Fiorini, who enlists his help in her hunt for the killers. before long, Andy and Elena find that the murder of the Red Priest was merely a link in a conspiracy that powerful unseen forces will go to unimaginable lengths to conceal.
The two quickly find themselves up against the awesome might not only of the Catholic church but of a sinister network of neofascist fanatics, and, probing deeper, they uncover ever more ominous connections between these forces and the government. They soon find their own lives at risk as they are drawn into a terrifying web of betrayal and violence. Ultimately their quest will lead them to the very heart f the Vatican and back to the last days of Mussolini’s dictatorship, when people changed their identities but not their allegiances.
Play out against the haunting ruins of Rome’s ancient city, ‘Unholy Trinity’ is a pulsating thriller of stunning plausibility, heralding the arrival of an exciting new voice to the genre.
(© Arcade Publishing)