In "A Pius Man," seven strangers uncovered the truth about the World War II Pope, Pius XII, and lived to tell it. But it was not the only legacy Pius XII left behind. When the Pope's enemies strike back, the Vatican is under siege, the Pope is indicted for war crimes, and no one is going to save them. Those who stood against the darkness must join forces once more to makeIn "A Pius Man," seven strangers uncovered the truth about the World War II Pope, Pius XII, and lived to tell it. But it was not the only legacy Pius XII left behind. When the Pope's enemies strike back, the Vatican is under siege, the Pope is indicted for war crimes, and no one is going to save them. Those who stood against the darkness must join forces once more to make certain that the final legacy of Pius XII does not come to a bloody end....
|Title||:||A Pius Legacy|
|Number of Pages||:||230 Pages|
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A Pius Legacy Reviews
This is really two books in one: an unabashed defense of the Catholic Church wrapped inside a decent geopolitical thriller. (There is a bit of romance thrown in, but it doesn't get in the way.) While the first book was a bit slow at the beginning, with the reader having to meet and memorize a slew of characters, the sequel hits the ground running and allows us to really get into the action.The central premise of the trilogy may turn off some readers and attract others, but in the end it's the execution that counts, and considering the scope of the author's ambition, it's pretty darn good. Lots of action, some serious plot twists, and characters that move from quirky archetypes to real flesh and blood people as the story progresses.I do have to warn that this is not a book for the ADD crowd since a chunk of the story revolves around theological/historical/legal discussions. But, if you are the type of reader who reveled in Tom Clancy's famously detailed descriptions of submarine mechanics, you can definitely handle this one. Besides, the information and history provided are interesting in their own right, especially to anyone paying attention to the current state of the world. As long as you come in with an open mind and desire for non-entirely-brainless entertainment, you will enjoy this book.
In this second installment of “The Pius Trilogy,” when the Pope’s enemies strike back, the Holy Father is indicted for war crimes. The ensuing trial serves as an interesting and unique defense of the Catholic Church’s teachings on a variety of topics and this was my favorite part of the novel. Interspersed throughout the book are entertaining high energy scenes of action, mayhem and murder.Declan Finn brings us a large cast of colorful characters with non-stop action, his own brand of humor and varied settings such as Rome, Manhattan and Virginia. We were introduced to many of these characters in the first in the trilogy, A Pius Man. My favorite characters are Pope Pius XIII -- with his larger than life personality and staunch, courageous faithfulness -- and the short, Jewish agent, Wilhelmina or “Villie,” Goldberg.I enjoyed this one more than the first in the series!
Not only a new spin on the previous book, but also a great way to extend the story. While I could tell the author didn't get any legal training outside of "Perry Mason", he made Pius XIII an engaging lawyer as well as someone committed to his ideals.
I read the most helpful good and bad reviews (on the other site) before writing my own to see if I agreed with any of the points made. The good? It is an action-packed thriller set in political circumstances that would seem to take only a nudge or two to actually happen. Humor is also peppered throughout, and I found myself smirking before I knew it. I did find this culture war believable and not at all rushed or imagined. The 2nd book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger - as it should in anticipation of the 3rd entry - and Legacy does wrap up immediate concerns and plot points. The bad? The details on each weapon can get in the way of the action, which is more targeted towards male readers, of which I am not, so I won't try and nitpick, since it's not really my forte. I do have mixed feelings on the Pope's trial, which is at the center of the conflict throughout the entire series, and in my opinion, the most critical issue in the series. I found myself glued to every syllable to hear both sides argued to their best. However, I do feel the other side could have been argued better, but I could be wrong since I have no idea how to argue articulately for either side.But in a media world where every altar boy is a drug dealer, every nun is a nympho, and every priest is a perv, it is nice to finally see Catholics as real flesh and blood people.