Now and Then, Amen

Now and Then, Amen

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A nun is found murdered on the steps of the Quality Couch, Sydneya€™s most expensive house of ill repute. She is Sister Mary Magdalene, an idealistic young woman who previously had worked at a mission in Nicaragua. Detective Inspector Scobie Malone, that most human of cops, picks up the trail when he discovers that her real name was Teresa Hourigana€”the illegitimate granddaughter of Fingal Hourigan, one of Australiaa€™s most powerful businessmen, who is currently entertaining some rich contras at his palatial home. The case leads Malone deep into Hourigana€™s murky past and threatens to expose the secret the old man has kept since 1929: the reason he hurriedly left Chicago in fear for his life. It also threatens to destroy his ambitions for his son, Archbishop Kerry Hourigan, to become the first-ever Australian pope. But Kerrya€™s fanatical anti-communism has already led him to acts that will fatally endanger his standing in the Vatican.Sometimes I wonder that they dona€Ÿt drive around in chariots instead of their Mercedes-Benz.a€ Malone, an iconoclast though a slightly ... Like most Australians he had little sense of ancient history, but a sediment of his Celtic heritage stirred in him, ghosts whispered to him out of long-ago mists that all men were connected by events. People had lived in this city for God knew how ... a€œWea€Ÿll help you all we can, Inspector, but not in an obvious way. We have to live with them over there, butanbsp;...

Title:Now and Then, Amen
Author: Jon Cleary
Publisher:AudioGO - 2013-05-20

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