THE PASSIONIST: A Novel in the Fate and Other Tyrants Trilogy
The PASSIONIST is the story of a priest's lifelong search for God in the modern world. It is a tale of faith and doubt. Father Tommaso Recordi is a Passionist, a Catholic order devoted to the passion of Jesus on the cross. His faith must endure the challenges of the twentieth century. Yet the greatest challenge to his faith is his own desire for love. Piety and pride, passions and ideals clash within his soul. Ultimately, his restless heart finds love and faith in Rachel, a young Jewish mystic.
She had become his faith, the idyllic icon of all he had lost. Her words were prayers; her movements were mystery rites. She became the soul of his thoughts. Dreams of her consumed his nights in a rhapsody of passion and devotion. ... He loved her, as he had once loved God.
Despite its vast canvas, The PASSIONIST is a simple quest tale-a man's search for Jesus in the modern world, in the institution that bears his name, and in the human heart. PRAISE for THE SICILIANS
A spellbinding, well-written tale of power, passion, love and betrayal.