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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340897683

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 1st April 2006

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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The Pope is dying.

In the catacombs of San Domatilla, deep beneath the streets of Rome, a militant group of disaffected priests are urged to wage a new Inquisition.

As the priest Michael Flaherty accepts a new appointment to the Vatican department run by the African-American cardinal J. Arthur Thomas, he enters a state within a state where priests vie for influence and power. A former US Marine, Flaherty finds himself in a different kind of war – made all the more deadly because both sides wear the same uniform and nothing is as it seems.

In the shadow of the Pope’s final days, Michael Flaherty steps into the crosshairs of those who ruthlessly pursue the ultimate prize… the Church itself.

They are The Remnant.

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'With sparkling dialogue, deft characterisations and vivid sense of place Kenneally has the reader in the palm of his hand as the action speeds from continent to continent...a second thriller even more compelling than the first.'
Irish Independent Review
'A fine read...thrilling...skilful and engrossing.'
Sunday Tribune Review
'Kenneally is a delight to read. Witty, dexterous, accessible, his prose elevates this novel from workaday thrillers. It has "international hit" written all over it.'
Ireland on Sunday
'a real page-turner... Kenneally manages to get inside of the main characters perfectly'
Woman's Way
Praise for Second Son
A masterful debut . . .
Irish Times
An absolute pleasure to read.
Irish Examiner Weekender
This is excellent first outing with a hint of great things to come.
Ireland on Sunday
Robert Ludlum crossed with John Millington Synge.
Irish Independent
Second Son is a terrific thriller that belts along at a rate of knots. '...the suspense is highwire.'Watch out for the movie.
The Sunday Tribune