Father Michael Mahoney, a newly assigned priest to St. Mary’s a parish near Chicago’s lakefront, is a man who gives his complete soul to the church and parishioners. But he finds God can’t control greed, sin, and the brotherhood of man. Those who love him the most are Susie Braun, a police officer with her own problems, and Danny, a mentally ill brother who suffers from the memory of war, believing that might makes right and turning the other cheek is for the week.
The reader begins to wonder if evil is better than good. The priest’s good deeds are misinterpreted causing him to question if God has the right to judge or does man?
Susie Braun follows the trail of a serial killer who’s out to get anyone who has harmed the priest. Her unorthodox and imaginative procedures earn her the respect of her fellow officers.
If God and the devil play a chess game, who would smile at the end?
Other stories in the continuing saga of Jr.'s life include:
-Jr. Smiled, which traces his early life,
-Jr. Part I Men Die, Nightmares Survive, which follows him to war,
-Jr. Part II You Can't Live Forever, in which Jr. returns to Chicago to challenge his roots,
-Jr. Lied Perception or Deception, which finds Jr. in an unexplainable marriage, and
-Jr.'s Angel, in which Jr's chess game comes to an end.
Other books in which Jr.'s influence is felt include:
-Darkness Is My Shadow, in which Jr. assumes the role of mentor and coach and
-God Had a Breaking Point, in which Jr. assists in solving serial murders.