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Dead Bishops Don't Lie [Kindle Edition]

André K. Baby
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Book Description

Based on historical events, “Dead Bishops Don’t Lie” draws the reader to the dark side of Vatican politics, where unbridled ambition leads to treachery, revenge and murder.
In early May 2005, the gruesome murders of two archbishops , one in Switzerland, the other in Italy, trigger a worldwide shockwave of indignation and outrage .
Baffled by these ostensibly related crimes and fearing more assassinations, the Swiss and Italian police call Interpol for help. Thierry Dulac, a caustic investigator with an enviable track record, gets the nod.
Dulac’s search for the killers takes him from the hushed corridors of the Vatican and the quiet luxury of a British Marchioness’s château, to the dank prison cells of Moscow’s infamous Lubyanka prison. Struggling through personal trauma and finally piercing the Vatican Curia's notorious Code of Silence, Dulac uncovers an astounding, unlikely conspiracy of dirty money, blackmail and state-backed terrorism. He’s just realized the enormity of what he’s discovered when a hit-man strafes the windshield of his Renault…
The reviews: “… A lightning-paced thriller. I can’t wait to read the sequel…” Norbert Spehner.
“. The book’s pages will burn your fingers…” Richard Migneault.

Lawyer and author André K. Baby has mined the wealth of his rich legal experience as a Crown prosecutor and international business lawyer, to forge the plot and characters of his religious thriller, “Dead Bishops Don’t Lie”.
Its stand-alone sequel, “The Jewish Pope”, will be launched in early 2013.

Editorial Reviews


"Credible thriller presents a solid case  

Dead Bishops Don't Lie
 By André K. Baby  

Ever since Dan Brown and Harrison Ford popularized Catholic arcana with  their Hollywood fantasies, I've been waiting for someone to pen a  thriller of the genre that doesn't snap the bounds of credibility. In  Dead Bishops Don't Lie, Quebec crown prosecutor turned international  business lawyer André K. Baby spins a readable, believable yarn, even  for jaded readers who have a tough time suspending their disbelief long  enough to finish a novel. 

If you liked the late Steig Larsson's Lispeth Salander trilogy, you'll  appreciate a plot built on the way things work in post-everything  Europe. Two senior Vatican archbishops are murdered, crucified. The  signs point to revenge by ancient heretical sects. As we follow the  investigation by Interpol inspectors Thierry Dulac and Daniel Lescop,  the real reason for the killings emerges with every intriguing twist  and turn. 

What makes Baby's writing so strong and believable is that, as a former  prosecutor, he insists on testing every link in the chain of  evidence. The Interpol investigators must build a watertight case in  order to bulldoze stonewalling politicians, Russian mobsters and  butt-covering superiors. I made the mistake of cracking open the book on a Friday evening. I finished it Sunday at the expense of a briefcase full of work I brought home..."   

Jim Duff, Editor, The Hudson Gazette

About the Author

André K. Baby is a Montreal-born lawyer and author. He’s mined the wealth of his rich legal experience as a Crown prosecutor and international business lawyer to help forge the plot and characters of his thriller, “Dead Bishops Don’t Lie”. Its stand-alone sequel, “The Jewish Pope”, will be launched in 2013.

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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fasten your seatbelts! August 5, 2012
By Peter K
Format:Kindle Edition
Dead Bishops Don't Lie starts off with a gruesome murder and quickly gets underway with a plot that unfolds at breakneck speed in hugely interesting locations. Baby's characters have depth and substance. His heroes are people that we would all like to spend an evening with, and I was cheering (and fearing) for the good guys right from the beginning. His villains, and there are plenty of them, are twisted and believable. The plot is a marvelous story that kept me engaged and caring about what happens next. Fast-paced and intelligently drawn, it kept me turning pages. This is a solid first effort from a writer who is definitely someone to watch. Can't wait for the next installment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Bishops Don't Lie September 19, 2012
Dead Bishops Don't Lie by Andre Baby is really fascinating and the intrigue really well designed with actual facts and questioning.
I read the book in 3 days and could not stop reading pages after pages to find out on the evolution and the outcome.
I look forward in reading the next sequel, "The Jewish Pope" due to come out very soon.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite A Busy Yarn October 31, 2012
(3 1/2 Stars)

Retired Canadian lawyer André K. Baby's debut novel, "Dead Bishops Don't Lie" consists of a potpourri of Russian mafia assassins, Moscow's horrendous Lubyanka prison, a tenacious Interpol inspector from France, corrupt Vatican officials, an animal mythologist, a follower of the gnostic text of the Pistis Sophia, political corruption, money laundering and several decoys or red herrings, all making for quite a busy yarn.

The story is jump-started when two Archbishops are gruesomely murdered, one in Switzerland and the other a few days later in Italy. Around the first victim's neck hung a small plaque with the inscription "The Lion is dead,the Dragon is wounded" while the second victim likewise had a similar plaque wrapped around his neck with the inscription "The Ox has fallen, the Dragon is wounded." Found in the second archbishop's correspondence on a desk located in his hotel room where he was staying prior to his murder was a letter that, as we will discover, seems to have originated with followers of Pistis Sophia.

Local police authorities realize they are over their heads and two Interpol inspectors, Thierry Dulac and Daniel Lescop from France take over the case. Little did these two realize that their investigation would lead to astounding ramifications affecting higher up officials in the Vatican as well as the French Government.

The most obvious questions the inspectors pose are what do these inscriptions mean? Are these serial killings with a political-religious agenda? Why were the archbishops crucified? Why was their a ritual cruelty? Why was there a reference to animals? To whom were the messages addressed to? It is here where animal mythologist, Dr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth savoring November 23, 2012
'Dead Bishops don't lie' by Andre K. Baby is a captivating thriller that will enthrall you so much you won't want to put the book down. The story starts with two hired assassins Vasiliev and Kurganski are carrying Archbishop Salvidore to his impending death. His body is later discovered, crucified, at a ski resort by Karen Dawson. She tries to put the grizzly matter out of her mind but when a plaque is discovered around the dead man's neck that has some mythical reference Dr. Karen Dawson finds herself confront by Inspector Thierry Dulac of Interpol asking for her expertise as a mythologist Soon there is another murder of a second Archbishop, Conti, with a similar plaque around his neck. Dr. Karen Dawson's study of the plaque's leads Interpol to focus on a religious sect Pistis Sophia that has had conflicts with the Catholic Church in the past. Through her work with the Pistas Sophia Lady Sarah Litman, Marchioness of Dorset. Soon though the investigation gets more complicated when after visiting with Lady Sarah they discover a smuggling operation with possible drug connections, a mysterious donor to the Vatican and a multi-national conspiracy.

Mr. Baby does an excellent job of using the element of surprise by constantly keeping us guessing who is behind the murders. He throws us several false flags to throw us off of the track just when we think that we almost have it all solved. His use of this element will surely soon have his name among some of the giants in the industry, such as, Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark and Dean Koontz.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good mystery with several twist and turns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece November 22, 2012
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I am truly amazed.It was well past Midnight, and sleep was eluding me, so I shopped for a book in a genre that I like. I was intrigued by the title, but had no foreknowledge of the author. But for the price, I took the chance. It is now close to 3am, and I have, of course,not finished the book, but I do not need to do so to write this review. It is absolutely grand. I am a writer of historical fiction, and am an avid reader. My husband and I read together for recreation,since his health precludes much else. We often read a book a day. Our Kindle library is formidable, to say the least. But tonight I selected a book outside of our usual scope of espionage fiction. I was expecting something along the lines of the James Acton books, but this is something more delicious. The writing is fantastic, and the characters are compelling. This is not pulp fiction. What a delight to find a book in which the plot is masterful, the intrigue captivating, and the subtle humor spellbinding.I absolutely love this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An Imaginative and Entertaining Tale
The author weaves a complex tale of conspiracy and intrigue that is skillfully unraveled in a way that keeps the reader on edge about the final outcome.
Published 21 months ago by Trent Bertrand
5.0 out of 5 stars First class thriller
I could not put this book down; it was an excellent reading experience. Baby's writing is fast-paced and it maintained my interest throughout. Read more
Published on March 2, 2013 by Paul Albert
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it!
To me, good books fall into two categories: those you like to savor, slowly, and those you can't get enough of, fast enough. Read more
Published on January 9, 2013 by denise
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Bishops Lie
My reading of Andre.K. Baby's rapidly paced, thriller "Dead Bishop's Don't Lie" was greatly influenced by his clever choice of title - or rather its antithesis - "Live Bishop's... Read more
Published on December 27, 2012 by Harold Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
The book was very captivating and extremely well researched. I have recommended it to many friends and colleagues for themselves and for Christmas presents.
Published on November 30, 2012 by Jean-Pierre Mongeau
3.0 out of 5 stars Dead Bishops Don't Lie
I must admit that thrillers with a religious scenario are not the sorts of books that I seek out, so DEAD BISHOPS DON'T LIE by André K. Read more
Published on October 31, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Dead Bishops is a pretty good, pretty quick read. The drama is well crafted and the action-adventure is fun. The intrigue is layered and well done. I enjoyed it.
Published on October 21, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Unsatisfying
Until the actual reason behind everything was revealed, it was pretty good. I like conspiracy theory stories, but this one was unsatisfying. Read more
Published on October 15, 2012 by Bex
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wild Ride!
Very well done- interesting and exciting on many levels. Andre' Baby writes the way he sails- fast and furious yet with a lot of thought. Read more
Published on August 29, 2012 by James A. Thieler
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More About the Author

André K. Baby is a lawyer and author of thrillers.
A former Crown prosecutor and international business lawyer, he's mined the wealth of his rich legal experience to forge the intrigues and characters of his novels, including "Dead Bishops Don't Lie." (In French: La Danse Des Évêques, published by M. Broquet.) André recently finished "The Jewish Pope", to be launched in early 2013. He's currently writing "Hijacked".
An avid reader, André still manages to find time for the occasional weekend of sailing. When inspiration runs dry, he'll often turn to his Steinway piano and massacre a Brahms rhapsody or a Bach prelude.
He and his wife live in Québec.


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