By Alex Kava
While a monsignor is located knifed to loss of life in a Nebraska airport restroom, FBI specific agent Maggie O'Dell is termed in to profile the ritualistic homicide of a clergyman, the most recent in a chain of killings. Maggie quickly discovers a demanding web video game that's well known between sufferers of abuse by means of Catholic monks. With this primary genuine lead within the research, she wonders if the crowd has grew to become our on-line world justice into truth. Then Maggie will get a moment lead—one that leaves her stunned.
For the earlier 4 years she has been enthusiastic about discovering Father Michael Keller, whose brutal acts opposed to kids proceed to hang-out her. Now, it kind of feels, he has develop into a aim. while Keller deals to aid Maggie remedy the ritual killings in alternate for cover, she comes to a decision to best friend herself with the elusive baby killer, entering into an international of malevolence from which she won't go back unscathed.
Maggie is aware the cut price is an important evil…one that could be made in blood….
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