Typical Andrew Greeley-engrossing and entertaining, August 2, 2000
Reviewer: Moe811 (New York USA)
This is one of the early Blackie Ryan stories. The main character is his cousin Cathy Collins and her beau (no other word quite fits), Nick Curran. In spite of being in love with Nick, she becomes a nun to please her rabidly religious mother (it doesn't please her, but then nothing does). After many twists and turns, she is reported missing in South America and is presumed dead after some horrific torture. Blackie and Nick are sure that she has survived however and are determined to find her before her inheritance is given away to the insane priest who sold her to her torturers.
This novel answers a lot of questions I had about Cathy Curran. Her time as a nun and tortures in SA are alluded to in many of the Blackie novels, but I was unable to find this book until recently. Great Book!
Back cover: She was Cathy Collins -- beautiful, sensual, impulsive, impish ... an impassioned idealistic young heiress destined to become a nun, a radical, and a martyr. Today her torture and death has been reported from Latin America. Now the two men who loved her -- Father Blackie Ryan, her first cousin and confidant, and Nick Curran, her lawyer and one-time lover -- must race across a continent to find a woman, a love, a soul, and answers to the questions of her life and death.