Ancient church rituals meet cutting- edge crime solving
in the latest novel in the #1 New York Timesâ€“
bestselling series thatâ€™s â€śLaw & Order: SVUâ€”in the
futureâ€ť (Entertainment Weekly).
the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help
catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most
advanced technologies cannot answer.
Pearson has praised J. D. Robbâ€™s suspense as â€śtautâ€ť
and â€śnerve-jangling.â€ť Her latest thriller sets a new
standard for suspense, as the priest at a Catholic funeral
mass brings the chalice to his lipsâ€”and falls over
When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas
confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium
cyanide, sheâ€™s determined to solve the murder of Father
Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her
surroundings. Itâ€™s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East
Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long
way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire
husband, Roarke. Itâ€™s all that holiness flying around at
St. Christobalâ€™s that makes her uneasy.
of the victimâ€™s sparsely furnished room reveals littleâ€”
except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a
mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible
passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife
wounds, a removed tattooâ€”and evidence of plastic surgery,
suggesting that â€śFather Floresâ€ť may not have been the man
his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together
clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal
act of revenge, she believes sheâ€™s making progress on the
case. Until a second murderâ€”in front of an even larger
crowd of worshippersâ€”knocks the whole investigation
sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed
these unholy actsâ€”and why.