Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered

The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as well as new in print.

Italy: 1943.
• The Target: Enigma, the German’s bafflingly complex enciphering machine. Its code was unbreakable until ULTRA put the key to winning the war in Allied hands.
• The Plan: A devious double-cross to convince the Germans that their cipher is still secure. Making full use of powerful Vatican connections, it entails sending an agent into Nazi-occupied Rome … and making sure he is caught.
• The Agent: Roberto Rovere, a young Italian-American OSS agent. The Allies have cold-bloodedly plotted every detail of his capture and death except one: the Germans want him to escape — ALIVE.

“What raises this novel above many another World War II yarn is the way Murphy combines political realism and religious idealism to question the deepest ideology of them all, a blind nationalism that justifies all excess in the name of the greater good.”
The Washington Post

“Fascinating and important.”
— Andrew M. Greeley, author of The Cardinal Sins

New paperback reprint edition available at Amazon.com, our QP eStore page (fulfilled securely by Amazon), Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion, YBP, Ingram, and other booksellers.

Ebook edition available in all leading formats:

Amazon for Kindle.

Barnes & Noble for Nook.

Google for Google Play, and more generally at Google Books.

Apple iTunes and iBooks, direct on iPad and iPhone. Preview online here.

And at Smashwords in universal ePUB format. Also, look for it in ePUB at Kobobooks.

CATALOGING: The Roman Enigma

ISBN 9781610272513 (paperback), and 9781610272551 (ebk)
Page count: 254 pp.
List price, ebook: US $5.99 / paperback: $16.99

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UPON THIS ROCK

The acclaimed novel of the early years after the Resurrection, and the power of a Gospel, a Church, and a new World, is now available as a new paperback and ebook. Walter F. Murphy engages the epic grandeur of the Resurrection and the heroic struggle of Simon Peter to spread the good word that the kingdom of God is at hand. His journey is harrowing: he flees from Jerusalem to Galilee and, after further fascinating travels, finally arrives in Nero’s Rome. The story unfolds in epic scope filtered through the skeptical but insightful Greek scholar Quintus, who follows Simon Peter in his journeys.

In Upon this Rock, Murphy humanizes the disciples as never before: they are filled with love for the Master, but like every man they are at times petty, selfish, vain. Peter himself is a man of spacious moods, resenting Jesus’ love for John and envying the spiritual power Mary of Magdala’s vision of the risen Master brings. And Peter can be crude, angry, and self-pitying, for he is an uneducated man with a tragic past that fuels his nagging spiritual doubt. His faith wavers, even fails, but ultimately triumphs, conquering even the brutal torture of the disciples by Nero’s Romans. Upon this rock a Church was built. Just as the Master envisioned.

A novel previously published in print by Macmillan and Ballantine paperbacks, this work is now available from Quid Pro Books in a quality, authorized ebook edition, with proper formatting, active and detailed Contents, and the original maps and imagery from the hardcover edition retained in this digital work.

Paperback edition is available at Amazon.com, our QP eStore page, Barnes & Noble, YBP, Ingram, and other booksellers.

Ebook edition also available in all leading formats:

Amazon for Kindle.

Barnes & Noble for Nook.

Google for Google Play, and more generally at Google Books.

Apple iTunes and iBooks, direct on iPad and iPhone. Preview online here.

And at Smashwords in ePUB format. Also, look for it in ePUB at Kobobooks.

CATALOGING: Upon This Rock: The Life of St. Peter

ISBN 9781610272520 (paperback), and 9781610272506 (ebk)
Page count: 438 pp.
List price: ebook: US $6.99; paperback: $19.99