When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man.
But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to sexual abuse and clues to a shadowy deal trading justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question. With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters.
Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is facing nearly a billion dollars in payments to victims of sex abuse. When Feeney hits on a solution to both men’s problems, it seems the stars have aligned. That is until Ally Larkin—Wyncott’s brilliant campaign aide—starts to piece together the shocking details.
As the election draws closer and the stakes get higher, each choice becomes a calculation: Your faith, or your church? Your principles, or your candidate? The person you most respect, or the truth that could destroy their legacy? When the line between right and wrong is blurred, how do you act, and whom do you save?
Excellent read. Relevant storyline. Good writing. Many good thoughts and quotes concerning what religion should be but so often gets changed by MAN and man’s ambitions. Could easily be a conversation about politics as well. – Janice S
Loved this book. Great story. Engaging characters. I finished reading and immediately handed my copy off to a friend with a big recommendation to dive right in!! Looking forward to her next book! – Dezur K.
Interesting story. Interesting ideas and story line. I never gave the subject a lot of thought, but what the author wrote makes a lot of sense. Good treatment of a controversial subject. – pharmish