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The Virgin Knows - Christine Palamidessi Moore

Paperback Published: 5th April 2010
ISBN: 9780982638309
Number Of Pages: 322

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Alicia Barzini, stuck at home in Subiaco, Italy, uses her extrasensory power to spy on her brother and his exciting new life in Boston's North End. What starts out a story about sibling rivalry quickly evolves into an exciting transatlantic thriller involving Vatican smuggling, opera, lost virginity, murder, loyalty and love. If you enjoy well-plotted books, this one will go to the top of your list. What kicks off the chase? Alicia's twin brother, Carlo happens to be visiting Rome in 1972 when Lazlo Toth climbs over a guardrail in St. Peter's, onto Michelangelo's Pieta and batters a hammer at the statue. Carlo picks up a fragment of the statue's nose and sneaks out of the basilica. His actions set off an escapade that connects Boston's prestigious museums to the Vatican's coffers. The story twists and turns through the back alleys of Boston's North End and under Harvard Square's subway stop, Alicia helps Carlo out of the mess, a mess that's filled her brother's pockets with big bucks. "This robust, operatic, transatlantic thriller lurches from ribald farce to paranormal phenomena...and as with Garcia Marquez, the fantastic is commonplace. A knowing look, a charming book."-RICHARD ELMAN

ISBN: 9780982638309
ISBN-10: 0982638302
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 5th April 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37

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