death of Roberto 'God's Banker'
Calvi, found hanging from scaffolding under Blackfriars Bridge
days before his bank’s collapse, lies at the centre of one of
the most extraordinary criminal puzzles of all time. Straight from
the dark heart of Italy, the story involves the largest bankruptcy
in European history, complex forensics, and secret masonic rituals,
with a cast of characters to put The Da Vinci Code to shame – including
Opus Dei, the mafia, the Vatican and the governments of Italy, the
USA and the UK.
journalist Philip Willan finally uncovers the truth of Calvi’s
execution and his last days on the run.
prevented the world from learning the full extent of western funding
of anti-communist terrorism and insurgency – and about the real
activities of the masonic sect P2, Italy’s secret ‘shadow
state’. Had Calvi’s death been investigated properly, Italy’s
government today might have been very different. And the failure to
investigate began in England. This true story of a man falling off
the precipice is also a shocking political exposé.