"Eugene Bianchi's fast-paced novel centers in the liberal reforming bishop of San Francisco, Mark Doyle, in love with his therapist. Around them swirl all the conflicts of contemporary Catholicism: liberation theology, the role of women in the Church, celibacy, homosexuality, pedophile priests. Dark forces opposed to Church reform conspire against them, plotting violence and assassinations of priests, in a story that ranges from Nicaragua to Northern California and Rome. A fun read you will not be able to put down until you finish."
--Rosemary Radford Ruether
Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
"Surprising, shocking piece of fiction from a well known scholar quite obviously off on a lark. He's created a bigger-than-life bishop, a liberation theologian who does akido, drinks Dewars, canoodles on a regular basis with his shrink-lover and leads his flock into near-schism while the Vatican pushes for his quiet resignation and a psychotic stalker tries to kill him. If this novel is a mischievous preview of the Church-to-come, we're in for quite a roller-coaster ride. What fun! "
--Robert Blair Kaiser, author, contributing editor, Newsweek magazine