Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross

A Mystery

Book - 2006
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Be careful what you wish for, his mother used to say. Yet how many times, in his twenty years defending the underclass, has Monty Collins wished for a client who is intelligent, articulate and tattoo-free? Now he has one, but it's not long before his mother's warning comes back to haunt him. Father Brennan Burke was born in Ireland, raised in New York, educated in Rome -- he's equally fluent in Latin and the language of the street. And he is the prime suspect in the killing of a foxy young girl whose body was found carved with a religious sign, a sign that points straight to the priest. From their first meeting, Monty finds Burke acerbic, arrogant, and evasive about his relationship with the victim. Conflict between lawyer and client simmers all through the ordeal that lies ahead, as evidence piles up and murder charges seem inevitable. With Burke remaining tight-lipped about his past, Monty has no choice but to go behind his back and conduct a probe into the life of his own client. Never in his career has Monty been so lost for answers, until a long-forgotten incident takes on new and ominous meaning . . .
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781550227185
1550227181
Branch Call Number: M EMERY A
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 24 cm.

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vdonoghuepmpl Sep 06, 2012

Very enjoyable, a page turner, can't wait to read all the others,

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blossom21
Jun 17, 2010

A well thought out story. It is about complex and interesting people.

The author won the Ellis Award for first novel in 2007.

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