The Bellarmine Jug

Publication Details
Book Title: 
ISBN: 
0140072527
Year of Publication: 
1984
Publisher: 
Penguin
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Holland
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Book Synopsis

Subversion thrives on turmoil. In Holland to study at the mysterious Grotius Institute, Leon Davies is accosted by a student linked to foreign radicals.

The encounter plunges him into an intrigue which will haunt him for a lifetime - leading finally to his interrogation by a counter-espionage expert who confronts him with evidence gathered in Australia.

The questions probe deep. Doubts, fears, myths, betrayals, utopian illusions, are all relentlessly exposed, then stripped away.

At the centre of the affair, stands the Bellarmine Jug, the strangely inscribed curio which seems to hold the key...

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