thomas de torquemada

Like Spain,” he declared with infinite pride in the name. “Long before it was owned by Portugal and long, long before it was owned by Asda or UNEGA, it was owned by a company called Vatican. And they knew how to run a business. They had a division, or perhaps a subsidiary, called the Inquisition. And it brought order, moral guidance to the land! Its CEO, Thomas De Torquemada, was a true genius of the era. Centuries before Trump”—he genuflected—“Thomas established systems that made use of any means to seek out people who didn’t believe or didn’t comply….

Sasha Suvorov from Valhalla by Ari Bach

Maybe this is why some people say my book is dystopian…