Daniel Byrne, an investigator for the Vaticanís Office of the Devilís Advocate, has examined more than 700 claims of miracles but has never found one that checks out. Then, when heís instructed to investigate a televangelist who is making accurate predictions about future events, Daniel is faced with the seemingly unavoidable truth that the man is not a faker. Chercover makes Danielís journey from skepticism to acceptance powerful and moving, especially since the evangelist, Tim Trinity, is Danielís estranged uncle, and Daniel is very familiar with his conman past. Trinity, a long-time fraud frightened by his new and unwelcome gift, is a particularly striking character. There are villains in the storyóa Las Vegas bookie who is taking a beating thanks to Trinityís dead-on predictions of the results of sporting events and a nasty priest, a member of a shadowy organization with a serious stake in the outcome of Danielís investigationóbut this is no ordinary thriller. Chercover challenges his readers to get their heads around some big ideas, and the novel should appeal to readers looking for action with some metaphysical meat on its bones.
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