When Father Wheatley decided to convert from the Anglican Church to the Roman Catholic, he thought he had fully considered the sacrifices he would have to make. He understood the strain the change would put on his wife and children, and the challenges he would face to be accepted as a married Roman Catholic priest. He even acknowledged that reactionaries in both religious camps would oppose such a spiritual changeover. But he never dreamed that his decision would breed such waves of ambition, jealousy, and hatred that the ultimate human sacrifice, murder, would be the result. With his knowledge of human nature and experience, Father Robert Koesler is called upon to resolve the murder mystery and to give true understanding to the concept of sacrifice.
"Refreshingly strong." (Publishers Weekly) "Holland valiantly and methodically narrates this murder mystery." (AudioFile) "Once again, William Kienzle shows why his books are among the top mysteries of the twentieth century." (Chicago Tribune)