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By Jefferson Bass
The such a lot riveting and impressive novel to this point in Jefferson Bass’ New York occasions bestselling physique Farm secret sequence, The Inquisitor’s Key takes forensic investigator Dr. invoice Brockton to Avignon, France, and embroils him in a perilous non secular secret which may shake the Vatican itself to its very foundations. one other sterling crime novel within the vein of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, and Karin Slaughter, in addition to TV’s C.S.I., The Inquisitor’s Key provides a marginally of James Rollins and The Da Vinci Code to the often acclaimed Jefferson Bass mixture of suspense, shock, and finely unique forensic investigation.
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