A gripping novel about Emerald House, a publishing conglomerate in a Midwest city. An attack by a greedy overzealous Archbishop attempts to wrest control from its owner Doctor Brendahn Cleary. Intrigue, romance, and lust abound. A cottage in Ireland sets the stage for popular crime author Daniel Doyle to confront his demons. Follow Archbishop Hennessy as he influences the two young priests under his tutelage, introducing them to sin and degradation. A clandestine visit from an envoy of the Vatican Curia terrifies young Father Rossi causing him to question his faith.