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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 10

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 10 * * * Returning from his evening constitutional, Javier de Requesens y Ercilla tossed his hat on the waiting hook, was delighted to see it alight as he meant (which happened about two … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 09

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 09 Chapter 6 The heavy, muffled tread on the stairs suddenly became sharper, louder as a blond head with a pageboy haircut crested the floorboards where the attic communicated with the rest of the … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 08

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 08 Chapter 5 As the sand in his hourglass passed the two-o’clock mark, Javier de Requesens y Ercilla put down his midday meal — a small, fantastically expensive roll — and glanced up at … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 07

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 07 Bedmar sighed. “I wish I could take credit for that ploy, my dear Sanchez, but since lying was still a sin when I consulted my breviary this morning, I must give credit where … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 06

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 06 Chapter 4 Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz turned away from the mollified Burgundian sergeant, nodded appreciatively at O’Neill, sent his wife a grateful kiss through his eyes, and focused on the now … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 05

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 05 Ruy looked narrowly at the crooked man. “And what is your interest in this, that you stand forward to take his part?” Mazzare almost started at the sudden accusation in Ruy’s tone. So … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 04

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 04 Chapter 3 Ruy’s alacrity never failed to startle Mazzare, though he had seen it in action several times. Before the American priest could have even formed the thoughts necessary to give orders, the … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 03

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 03 Chapter 2 Larry Mazzare moved to stand beside Sharon and Ruy, but the Wild Geese with him — Cormack McCarew and Daniel O’Dempsey — crowded protectively in front of him. Larry sighed: leave … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 02

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 02 Sharon sighed. “Bedmar’s a diplomatic lynchpin. He answers to both Madrid and the Church. And those two authorities are diametrically opposed over the topic Urban is going to bring up here in a … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 01

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 01 1636: THE VATICAN SANCTION Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon Prologue Tuesday April 29, 1636 We are the fruit thereof Silhouetted by the light he carried to lead the way, the bent man … Continue reading

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