Library of the Soul
a Peter White mystery
by Simon Buck
For years the CIA have been using a poison designed
to cause a heart attack and then disperse without a trace. Now a
batch has gone missing.
On a visit to Rome, Peter White is recruited by
his old friend Costanza into the oldest secret society in the world,
in order to help her solve an urgent problem. Cardinals and other
clerics around the world are dying of unexpected heart attacks.
Police authorities are not interested as there is no evidence of
foul play. But Costanza believes someone is using electronic cash
and a betting website to fund and coordinate a campaign of murders
that will ultimately lead to the assassination of the Pope. She
and Peter must track down the killer before any more people die.
Using the worlds largest supercomputer, deep in the Secret
Archives beneath the Vatican Library, they lay an electronic trap
and wait. But when the Library itself becomes the target of an audacious
plot to steal a 2000 year old manuscript, the problem suddenly becomes
much more personal.