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BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST CATO
BY MATILDE ASENSI

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Dr. Ottavia Salina, a paleographer, has a very important job at the Vatican. She is responsible for preserving sacred documents and artifacts. When Dr. William Baker who is the secretary of the archives knocked at her door, she could not believe what he had to say. He informed Dr. Salina that her immediate presence was requested in the office of the Reverend Father Ramondino.

An Ethiopian man is murdered and what is discovered calls for some answers. The dead man is covered with tattoos, seven letters and seven crosses. In addition, strange scraps of wood were found next to the body. What is the meaning of all of this?

Dr. Salina now has the job of trying to figure out what happened to this man. She is helped in her search by Kaspar Glausner-Roist, the Swiss Guard captain who knows all the secrets committed by men of the cloth and Professor Farag Boswell, an Egyptian archaeologist. Strange things begin to happen in other churches around the world. Are the incidents related?

Will Dr. Salina find out the truth about what all this means?

This book is an engrossing read. Once you get familiar with all the names at the beginning, the book reads at a fast pace and you will find it difficult to put down. The author does an excellent job with the characterization and by the end of the book the reader will feel well acquainted with each of them. Fans of The DaVinci code will find this book delightful. You will also feel a touch of mystique as you read through the pages. This book is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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