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A vividly evoked novel that explores the life and times of Captain Cook, focusing on Cook's voyages to the southern hemisphere; the protagonist and witness to Cook's brilliance and wisdom, is the young George Forster, who travelled as botanist on board the HMS Resolution, and penned a famous account of the journey.
The heartwarming and profound story of Kiril Lakota, a cardinal who reluctantly steps out from behind the Iron Curtain to lead the Catholic Church as pope, and finds himself thrown into the machinations of Cold War politics. This international bestselling novel remains one of Morris West's best known works and is the first title in his Vatican Trilogy.
At the heart of this thriller is Pope Leo XIV, who battles enemies from within the Vatican and Islamic terrorists determined to assassinate him, as well as the damage his own policies have done to the Church. This is the third novel in Morris West's internationally bestselling Vatican Trilogy.