By Joan Boswell

The starter’s gun explodes, and Hollis furnish excitedly starts her first actual marathon race, in basic terms to stumble presently over a physique mendacity within the street, the physique of the Reverend Paul Robertson, her soon-to-be ex-husband. whilst the weigh down of runners passes and the medics arrive, it turns into transparent that the Reverend has now not collapsed from the rigours of the race, yet has been brutally stabbed. even if Hollis has emotionally distanced herself from her husband it slow in the past, her problem now - prior to the police make her, because the estranged spouse, the best suspect - is to determine who, between his many detractors, may hate the Reverend adequate to stay a knife in his again. may or not it's a parishioner at his church who dislikes his activist stance in the direction of homosexual marriage? may possibly or not it's one afflicted soul one of many who've sought his mental counselling after which chanced on themselves laid naked within the Reverend’s most recent booklet? Or may well or not it's the indignant husband of 1 of the church girls whom the captivating Reverend has bedded? As Hollis and Detective Rhona Simpson probe the secretive lifetime of Paul Robertson, they detect a number of reasons for hatred and homicide. because the assassin comes after Hollis herself, the answer to his homicide takes at the urgency of lifestyles and death.

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