Third in the Isaac of Girona historical mystery series set in 1534 Spain and featuring a blind Jewish physician and his family. In this book, Isaac has been ordered to accompany the Bishop to Tarragona, where he is attending a Council of Bishops. Since Judith, Isaac's wife, has a sister in Tarragona that she wishes to visit, she and Raquel, their daughter and Isaac's assistant, also accompany the retinue. Much adventure awaits them on the trip including the discovery of a badly beaten and tortured young man along the roadside. There is also news of a murdered Friar, and the party themselves being set upon by bandits. Steeped in political and religious intrigue and plots, I found that aspect of the book rather wearying at times and couldn't quite remember who was whom and what position they took on this or that issue. Despite that, I did figure out the mystery ahead of time. But I enjoy Isaac and his family and household and this book was a good entry in the series.
Girona, Spain, 1354. Blind physician Isaac of Girona is summoned to accompany the Bishop Berenguer to Tarragona for a Bishops' Council. But messengers from the Pope keep turning up dead--and Isaac soon finds himself embroiled in court intrigue and murder on the road to Tarragona.