The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, Paperback

The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman Paperback

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


While the economy of his small South American country collapses, President Veracruz joins his improbable populace of ex-soldiers, former guerrillas, unfrocked priests and reformed - though by no means inactive - whores, in a bizarre search for sexual fulfilment.

But for Cardinal Guzman, a man tormented by his own private daemons, their stupendous, hedonistic fiestas represent the epicentre of all heresies.

Heresies that must be challenged with a horrifying new inquisition destined to climax in a spectacular confrontation...




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Third book in the trilogy, but the first that I read. Love the magic realism, the characters, the plot, the insight, the satire (which, as I believe good satire should, takes a back seat to the compelling story). Beautiful.

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So much better than Captain Correlli. Forget that book and read this series. Quirky, intelligent, mysterious; well rewritten. Nearest series I can think of is Dr Siri by Colin Cotterill.