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Lumen
Author: Ben Pastor

ISBN: 9781904738664
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.5 x 1.7
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"Pastor's plot is well crafted, her prose sharp. . . . A disturbing mix of detection and reflection."-Publishers Weekly

"A mystery, it rivets the reader until the end and beyond, with its twist of historical realities. A historical piece, it faithfully reproduces the grim canvas of war. A character study, it captures the thoughts and actions of real people, not stereotypes."-TheFree Lance-Star

Part wartime political intrigue, detective story, psychological thriller, and religious mystery, Ben Pastor's debut follows a German army captain and a Chicago priest as they investigate the death of a nun in Nazi-occupied Poland.

In October 1939 Captain Martin Bora discovers the abbess, Mother Kazimierza, shot dead in her convent garden. Her alleged power to see the future has brought her a devoted following; her work and motto, "Lumen Christi Adiuva Nos" ("Light of Christ, help us"), appear also to have brought some enemies.

Father Malecki has come to Cracow, at the pope's bidding, to investigate Mother Kazimierza's powers. The Vatican orders h...

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