Europe is on the brink of war and a precariously neutral Lisbon is teeming with British, German and Portuguese spies. In this uneasy atmosphere of espionage and political intrigue, Father Michael Harrington, a professor at an ancient college for the education of English clergy, is about to embark on the biggest adventure of his life: a passionate affair with Dona Elisabete, a stunning, free-living outspoken Portugese socialite.
Dona Elisabete challenges him in every way and leads him into increasing conflict with his vocation, and his king and country.
About the Author
Once a long-time resident in Lisbon, Kevin Hartley continues to be fascinated by all things Portuguese. Originally ordained for the Roman Catholic priesthood, after several years living in Rwanda and with a varied career in education and the law, he and his Scottish/Canadian wife Maben have made their home in the English Midlands, keeping in touch with a widespread and multi-national extended family. End of Innocence is his first published novel.