by Daniel Blake
An exciting new thriller, introducing Francesco Patrese, FBI expert on religious crime, for fans of Richard Montanari and 'Messiah'. The death of an ... Show synopsis An exciting new thriller, introducing Francesco Patrese, FBI expert on religious crime, for fans of Richard Montanari and 'Messiah'. The death of an infant is always heart-breaking. But when it's three deaths, and they all have the same mother, people demand an explanation. Mara Negley didn't have one; her subsequent conviction for murder made her one of the most reviled women in America. So it's no surprise when, after she is released, a vigilante decides to take matters into their own hands. Her mutilated corpse, found next to a marked stone, seems to bring to an end this tragic episode. But not for long. Her death is just the first in a series of increasingly shocking murders, linked by the strange stones, and all connected to the case. Is someone avenging Mara -- or is there a more bizarre explanation? Patrese's investigation uncovers high-class prostitution, medical scams and religious obsession, but what Patrese doesn't realize is how close to the case he really is -- and how it will take a terrible betrayal to uncover the truth.