Title: The Devil's Advocate
Author: Morris L West
Publication Year: 1966
Used Condition: tight binding, not ex-library, pages lightly age darkened, minor edge wear, underlining on a few pages
Description from inside front cover:
Saint or Sinner?
It was during World War II that the wounded stranger first appeared in the impoverished little Italian town. Less than a year later he was dead –- executed by the very people who now proclaimed his sainthood.
In response to a formal petition to Rome, Monsignor Blaise Meredith went south to assemble the facts.
But before he could ferret out the strange truth – part inspiring in its goodness and kindness, part terrifying in its lust and evil – the impassioned secrets of a whole town were bare to him.