Father Jake Austin investigates a charismatic preacher and the connection between his church and the drug overdose of one teenager, the abduction of another, and the savage beating of a nun. What he uncovers is a chilling evil at the heart of a human trafficking ring. Murder, mayhem, and a malignant ministry that Father Brown couldn’t have even imagined a century ago.
In Praise of Father Jake Austin Mysteries:
"Interesting, nuanced characters in a finely wrought setting." - Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Wilde Lake.
"Father Jake has a compassion that seeps off the pages." - InD’tale Magazine
"The very stuff from which hit movies and TV murder mystery shows are made! A simply riveting read from beginning to end."- Midwest Book Review
"Father Jake may be a dedicated man of the cloth but he is also a man of action, making him well-suited to confront the demons in this richly conjured landscape." - Les Standiford, New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Adam Home, Done Deal and Havana Run.
"Vanek's bittersweet novel will appeal to admirers of Julia Spencer-Fleming's clerical mysteries." - Library Journal
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