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The Pope is dying. A civil war of the cloth erupts as a group of conservative Catholic priests--the Remnant--starts a bloody campaign to ensure they will control the Vatican.
Enter Irish-born Father Michael Flaherty, a former U.S. Marine, Alerted by a close friend--a New York City police detective--that the deaths of radical priests in Manhattan have been linked to a man who has fled to Rome, Flaherty goes on the hunt, a task made all the more deadly because both sides wear the same uniform. In the shadow of the Pope's final days, a confrontation looms beneath the Vatican in this richly layered thriller by a new master of the form.