Former classics professor Bertrand McAbee, now a PI in Iowa, has been fated to handle difficult cases. A tortuously written note requesting his presence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been delivered. And from there A Went over Case ignites.
Ostensibly, Francis McNulty was born on third base - wealth and brains in abundance. But startlingly, in 1984 he channels the renowned medieval Saint Francis of Assisi by renouncing the material world in favor of a life of extreme poverty and religious devotion. Mysteriously, he disappears in 1987 and is never heard from again, presumed dead by almost everyone. Now his repentant and megarich brother, dying from ALS, pleads with McAbee to come at the matter with fresh eyes. A simple case of disappearance? Or does something sinister and vicious lie underneath this event from all those years back?
The story of a man who "went over" to Francis of Assisi will test McAbee's skills as problems around Francis McNulty become increasingly complex and ultimately quite dangerous. The ACJ Agency operatives - Augusta Satin, Barry Fisk, Pat Trump, and Jack Scholz - will all be needed to assist McAbee in his efforts to clear up this case.