The Devil's Advocate
by Morris West
William Heinemann, 1959, hardcover
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, remainder line at bottom fore-edge, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, a little foxing to some pages and fore-edges, crease to spine (see photographs)
"In an impoverished village in southern Italy, the life and death of Giacamo Nerone has inspired talk of sainthood. Father Blaise Meredith, a dying English priest, is sent from the Vatican to investigate—and to try to untangle the web of facts, rumours, and outright lies that surround Nerone's life and death. With spiritual frailty as a backdrop, The Devil's Advocate reminds us how the power of goodness ultimately prevails over despair.