In an unnamed Eastern European country, a prince of the church has maintained a perilous balance for several years between the exigencies of a secular totalitarian regime and a fanatical minority on the far right. Suddenly, an attempt is made on his life, and hours later he is taken prisoner, leaving him wondering: who? why?

The Color of Blood 1988, Plume Books

ISBN-13: 9780525484226

Trade paperback

The Color of Blood 1987, Dutton Books

ISBN-13: 9780525245391