Brian Moore’s gripping political thriller. Somewhere in an unnamed Eastern bloc country, someone is out to silence Cardinal Bern…

Who is after him? Is it the Secret Police, or - more shockingly - fanatical Catholic activists who believe that Bern has finally compromised himself too far? After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, Bern is abducted by sinister, anonymous men, and spirited away to a safe-house against his will. Evading his unknown captors, no longer sure who to trust, Bern realises that he alone can avert the revolution that threatens to tear his country apart.
The Booker Prize 1987
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Jonathan Cape
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Brian Moore

Brian Moore

About the Author

Brian Moore was born in Belfast. His novels The Doctor's Wife, The Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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Other nominated books by Brian Moore

Lies of Silence
The Doctor's Wife