By Jane Haddam
Iciness is thawing, yet in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer
Her youth associates sought after careers, yet Brigit Ann Reilly spent her early life awaiting her wedding—her marriage ceremony to God. while she eventually will get to don the behavior, her new order sends her to Maryville, the place a former sister is poised to develop into Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to fret approximately Vatican politics. She’s approximately to turn into a martyr herself.
Brigit is located useless within the basement of her neighborhood library, her corpse swarming with ten toxic water moccasins. whilst ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her loss of life, he's wondered through issues: Water moccasins usually are not local to upstate manhattan, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, now not the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself right into a pious frenzy looking for facts for its place of origin hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will try his personal miracle through discovering justice for the murdered younger nun.
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The local police also patrolled the street more often these days. Still, Eliza knew that no amount of security could absolutely guarantee that something wouldn’t happen to her child. She had to live with the fact and try not to dwell on it. “Mrs. ” The housekeeper came out of the kitchen and put her arm around Janie’s shoulders as Eliza uttered yet another silent prayer of gratitude that Mrs. Garcia had survived the kidnapping as well. That the FBI had found both before it was too late was a miracle.
Innis grew quiet and looked down at his hands. ” Eliza asked gently. “Of the life I’ve led,” he answered, his head still bowed. “St. Francis was a man from a wealthy background, a guy who was set to inherit the family business and live out his days in a lavish lifestyle, a guy a lot like me. But unlike me, he gave everything up and lived his life without creature comforts, helping his fellow human beings. ” “Somehow I don’t see you in a homespun robe, walking barefoot down the road, Innis,” said Eliza, trying to get him to lighten up.
CHAPTER 12 Why was Innis creeping about late at night, on his own property, while a party was going on inside? The man knew everything. He knew much too much, and if he was true to his word, he was going to make sure that the whole world knew, too. Innis said he wanted justice. That would ruin everything. All the meticulous planning, all the preparation, all the carefully crafted lies would be for naught. If everything was made public, the dream would be crushed. What was he up to now? Why had he stolen away, and where was he going?