Wages of Sin Author:Penelope Williamson In an abandoned waterfront warehouse in New Orleans, the body of a local priest has been discovered. The cause of death: crucifixion. Now, Damon Rourke, the hard-nosed detective introduced in Mortal Sins, again finds himself combing the seedy back streets of his city in an attempt to catch a killer even as a shocking mystery is revealed. The de... more »ad priest was in reality a woman, whose longstanding masquerade may have contributed to her murder. As Rourke is drawn ever deeper into the investigation, a series of disturbing events puts him, and then his family, in immediate danger. As the killer closes in, the suspense keeps building right up to the final, explosive confrontation.« less
An extremely disturbing book. The grisly murder of a priest, a series of rape-murders of young girls, and the stalking of a wildly popular movie star are tangled around each other in ways that challenge a flawed and tormented New Orleans cop. Right, wrong, revenge, justice, and deception all swirl around each other until it's no longer possible to accurately identify which is which.