Judas Priest A Father Dowling Mystery Author:Ralph McInerny Judas Priest is Ralph McInerny's fourteenth mystery featuring Father Roger Dowling, the shrewd and compassionate priest serving the sleepy town of Fox River, Illinois. Readers of the previous Dowling novels will find here the familiar humor, humanity, and sure grasp of religious issues~and more of the good Father's sleuthing. — Christopher Bourk... more »e is an ex-priest and a former colleague of Roger Dowling. With his wife, Janet Gray-a lapsed nun herself-he cohosts a cable television show enspousing carnal pleasures rather than spiritual aspirations. But when their daughter Sonya plans to enter a convent, Bourke turns to Father Dowling for counsel.
Then Sonya turns up murdered in the back seat of a car, and Dowling's role becomes urgent. Is Chris Bourke hiding a secret? Why had Sonya sought to enter the faith her parents had abandoned? As an uneasy Dowling pursues these and other questions, another murder complicates the issue, leading the priest away from his flock and toward a killer.« less