The Crooked Stickby Rick Koestler
When Franciscan Monk, Peto Cardinelli visits his twin brother, Paulo, in prison for stealing church relics he'd sold to feed the poor, he unexpectedly dies. Paulo seizes the moment to escape jail and switches clothes, determined to carry on his brother's commission to escort deviant Archbishop Morlan Fadesti to Rome for his ordination as Cardinal.
When Paulo discovers the Archbishop is a pedophile, he secretly employs his actor friends to pose as Vatican officials and join him in an effort to stop the corrupt priest once and for all. When the players are all in place, Paulo conspires with them to deceive the Archbishop into paying for his own imprisonment.
Although stopping a pedophile priest is serious business, Paulo's extraordinary sense of humor, charm and wit fully carries the story weightlessly with smiles to the end. As Paulo feigns stupidity, and continually baits the Archbishop into doing the right things for the wrong reasons, the reader will discover the true genius of 'The Crooked Stick'.
Rick Koestler, father of two daughters and grandfather of six, currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey. He is an artist, graphic designer, writer and minister who enjoys serving and teaching at East Seventh Baptist Church, located on Manhattan's lower east side. East Seventh is a Mission Church dedicated to serving the community in a host of meaningful ways.
Rick attended two years Northeast Baptist Theological Seminary, Boston. Other works include, 'Nicholas Kristo', a novel-length fable about St. Nicholas, and also 'Chasing Elmer Gantry' with a follow up in the series, 'Christian Vigilante'. Both are adventure novels about bringing justice to the corrupt, inside and outside the church.
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