This is an astonishing story about one of the great scandals of our time, and one man's epic efforts to put things right, and take a journey through the darker regions of the oldest, richest, most powerful religious institution on Earth: the Roman Catholic Church. Louisiana, 1984: a promising young Catholic lawyer named Renon Chattelrault agrees to defend the first-ever priest to be charged with committing sex crimes against children. He knows it will be controversial. Most men would stand aside. But Chattelrault is not most men.