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Conclave

Conclave

A Novel

Holy See Trilogy (Volume 1)

Greg Tobin

Forge Books

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Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Timothy John Mulrennan has known since childhood a deep and abiding faith in his God and his Church that leads him to a career as a priest-and propels him onto the stage of world events that include the Second Vatican Council, the Vietnam War, and the election of the first Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic church of the third millennium. Along the way he encounters some of the most remarkable characters in contemporary fiction: Henry Martin Vennholme, leader of the conservative lay movement called Evangelium Christi, and Mulrennan's bitterest enemy within the church . . . Rachel Seredi, a beautiful artist from Hungary who falls in love with Bishop Mulrennan and gives him the greatest gift a woman ever could...Cardinal Leandro Biagi, a wily and urbane politician who would be at home in the time of the Medicis and Borgias...and Jaime de Guzman, the Archbishop of Manila and longtime friend of Tim Mulrennan's, the one man who speaks in the American's defense during the divided conclave and who pays the ultimate price for his honesty and faith in God.



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CHAPTER ONE

North Auburn, New Jersey, Christmas Eve 1949

The tall, slender boy in a black cassock and white surplice knelt on marble steps before the altar while the priest, whose back was turned to the people kneeling in the...

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“Greg Tobin's new novel has all the makings of a prototypical bestselling thriller: murder, conspiracy, sex scandals and political intrigue. . . . Not content with merely spinning a good tale, Tobin . . . weaves historical church figures and events into an engrossing story line crammed with contemporary Christian issues.” —The Newark Star-Ledger

“A wonderful book. . . . A beautifully rendered story of faith and devotion, blended with good old-fashioned intrigue and adventure.” —Nelson DeMille

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About the author

Greg Tobin

Greg Tobin is an award-winning Catholic author of popular fiction and nonfiction. A former editor and senior publishing executive, he is currently a full-time writer. He is a graduate of Yale University. Tobin lives with his wife and sons in South Orange, New Jersey.

Greg Tobin

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