Capital Crimes Author:Lawrence Sanders He calls himself Brother Kristos, a bearded bear of a man, whose eyes can pierce the soul. His origins are cloaked in mystery, but his present mission is clear: to take upon himself transgressions of the wives of Washington, absolving them of guilt. — To those who have been purged by Kristo's message of unending love and the death of sin, he ... more »is a messiah. To the President of the United States, he is a miracle worker -- the only person who can heal his son when state-of-the-art medicine has failed. But to John Tollinger, executive assistant to the White House chief of staff, Kristos is a lecherous apostate, a vodka-guzzling womanizer whose political influence over a new and emotionally unstable president is fast becoming a stranglehold.
Under order form his boss to get the goods on Kristos, Tollinger comes closer than he'd like to the mad monk who's become the darling of the capital. Tollinger is a worldly, cynic, while Kristos is a holy reprobate, yet Tollinger begins to see a horrifying bond emerge between them.
Chained together by the workings of a violent, inexorable destiny, they will confront each other in a place where good and evil whirl in a storm of retribution -- from which there is no way out...« less