All is quiet in small-town Illinois.

Father Bailey is mixing another martini.

Father Alphonso is on the phone from the Vatican.

Special envoy Christian Mannix is nowhere in sight.

Deacon Furner is lurking in the church basement.

Detective Rugger is highly professional.

Father Vincent is dead at the altar.

About the Author

R. Carroll was born in central Illinois. As a child, his family
moved frequently and he attended school in five different locales in Illinois and Indiana. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany as a signal corpsman and after leaving the armed service he returned to his home state where he attended a number of colleges, then worked in computer processing in the insurance industry. He lives today in Central Illinois with his wife Marcella and two children.

One Dead Priest is illustrated with thirty-six striking graphics in the steely comic book style of  Spanish artist Enric Simon.

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