Virgin and Martyr Author:Andrew M. Greeley This is the story of Cathy Collings, known at one time as Sister Mary Amabilis. Beautiful, sensual, impulsive, and impish, she is possessed by both a boundless affection and generosity and a deep religious fervor. Now the three men who knew her best confront the terrible report of her rape, torture, and death at the hands of a Latin American... more » dictator...Father Ed Carney, the charismatic perist who leads the mission in Costaguana where Cathy died--and who claims her maultimillion-dollar legacy for his radical cause...Nick Curran, her old schoolmate, lawyer, and onetime lover...and Father Blackie Ryan, her confidant and cherished first cousin, the man who will not rest until he knows the answers to the hearthbreaking questions: Who had Cathy Collins become, what was she seeking, and why did she die?« less
I didn't have high hopes for this book from the cover write up - I was pleasantly surprised! A page turner from cover to cover that explores Catherine's life through her letters to Blackie and keeps you on pins and needles right to the end trying to figure out exactly what has happened to Catherine! A great read that I highly recommend!