A young boy is scarred by a friend's brother, sealing the fate of the confused youth. He's lured into the priesthood, having experimented in bisexual relationships. He uses the power of his collar in the confessional to feed his appetite on lonely parishioners. When suspected of his trespass by a superior cleric, he becomes a murderer to protect his indulgence in sexual pleasures. Discovered by an elderly parishioner of his relationship with a member of her church, she threatens his exposure, becoming the next victim.
Two Boston detectives are convinced St. Killian's Church has a killer in its sanctuary. The priest will stop anyone who threatens his way of life. It becomes personal when the defrocked priest murders a detective and the daughter of a cop. He's pursued in over four continents; his chameleonlike stealth is a source of frustration and consternation.
The felon's spectacular rise to prominence mystifies authorities, this emissary of God, a tattered collar of disgrace to those hunting the killer. Readers will immerse themselves in the drama and suspense, anticipating the finale.