A dead priest. A small town south of Dublin. A reluctant DI Gallway sent to investigate.

A killer is on the loose. With a motley band of Garda for his team, Seamus Gallway is not optimistic. Clues are few. The clergy won't cooperate, and the archbishop keeps interfering. Gallway and the church is not a good mix.

Will he lick his team into shape and find the murderer before he has another victim on his hands? The complications multiply as Seamus becomes embroiled with a suspect. Can he unpick the tangle of a case proving ever more lurid and shocking? Or will this prove to be one killing too many?