Young women are abducted, mysteriously violated, then ritually slain. Ex-assassin, ex-monk Mike Delaney tracks down the transvestite contract killer who also murdered his wife.
MIKE DELANEY - Irish born, brought up in the US, special G-force veteran (ultra secret US assassination squad), seconded to Hong Kong police as a martial arts/unarmed combat instructor before being kicked out - for having an affair with the superintendent’s wife - along with his friend, the Brit Bob Messenger.
Following a trumped up charge after which Delaney and Messenger are kicked out of the services, Delaney becomes a reclusive monk and spends two years as a novitiate in an esoteric order based in the San Rafael mountains - then he meets investigative journalist Maria Montalban with whom he falls in love and for whom he leaves the monastery then marries – until she is brutally murdered because she has uncovered a staggering global conspiracy.
Young women have been abducted, mysteriously violated, then they are ritually murdered. Delaney unravels the labyrinthine plot and sets out to track down the contract serial killer who slaughtered his wife.
The antagonist is part of the global conspiracy, a deadly transvestite who makes Hannibal Lecter look like Little Bo-Peep. He/she leaves no DNA, no evidence and is known as 'The Priest'.