Former Anglican Rector Jotham Fletcher continues on his quest to deal with the deadly pursuits of the Brotherhood of suspected members of the Simonian Sect. After saving a televangelist whose behavior may have led the Brotherhood to suspect him, Fletcher heads to the Vatican. Shocking events happened one after another–the current Pope dying only months after taking office, a surprising choice installed to replace him and more.
It’s a page-turner, accelerating the pace as it goes along. I finished it in one day, July 9th this year.
Once again, Fletcher and his new assistant, Madena, are at risk. He avoids torture this time in the 2nd book of the series but he is still a suspect in deaths of other clerics. While I know little of the political conflicts of the Catholic church, power and corruption is the same whatever the venue and that’s what keeps things moving. You don’t need to be an insider, you just need to like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Probably a good idea to start with the first book; if you liked that one, you’ll go for this one. Check out my review of the Magus Covenant, number one in the series. I’m in for the rest of them.