A Catholic cop and his Mormon partner face off against the infamous Mormon security operation and a man who intends to destroy the church by brutally killing its entire leadership. Time is running out for both! What starts as a seemingly random killing of a tourist on the Temple Grounds soon becomes a calling card for the twisted mind of a man who has only just begun to seek his revenge. "Saintly Death"...the blood atonement deaths have begun.
In this Utah-based mystery, Irish homicide detective Thomas Mahoney and Heber Grant, his devout Mormon partner, attempt to thwart the ambitious plans of a psychopathic serial killer. The killer stages the murder of an innocent tourist in Temple Square, then threatens to murder the president of the Mormon Church and all members of the Council of Twelve Apostles unless given $100 million. The resistance of church security to outside interference and the conflict between Mahoney's Gentile viewpoint and Mormon tradition create constant dramatic tension. A solid, exciting police procedural from first novelist Sainsbury.