The Fourth Vowby Peter Timmins
A centuries-old order of nuns is being disbanded, and their multi-million-dollar assets from past endowments will eventually devolve to the Vatican. But three alumnae of one of the Sisters' private schools see a way to grab the fortune and become fabulously rich - with no one losing except the Vatican. The three women set out to win the confidence of the Sisters for a daring scam - vowing to follow through, come what may. What seems like a safe bet then turns murky, as their scheme launches a chain reaction with shocking - and deadly - results.
The action ranges from New England to the Cayman Islands, Quebec, Great Britain and Africa, involving some very human Sisters, a cigar-smoking bishop, a Caymanian solicitor with his own ideas about the money at stake, an embittered RAF test pilot, a relentless hit man and one or two rather sinister Nigerian con artists. "I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a wild literary ride!" - James L. Nelson, Author & Historian
--James L. Nelson, Author and Historian
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Meet the Author
Peter Timmins, born in Montreal, Quebec, is a Roman Catholic priest with many years of pastoral experience.
Now semi-retired, he lives in Kingston, Ontario, but spends many of his winters on Amelia Island, Florida, or in the Cayman Islands.
'The Fourth Vow' is his first novel. He is the author of two earlier books: 'Nothing For Granted' and 'The Candle And The Flame.'
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I found this story unusual, revealing and intriguing, in some unexpected ways. Part of the charm of 'The Fourth Vow' lies in the way the author has taken a deceptively calm setting and then carries the reader into a web of secrets, con artists, a missing plane, dangerous lies, tropical islands, and lethal choices. There's plenty of suspense, tension, and action -- but the book also ventures beyond the usual pattern of suspense novels. The three central characters are women who never imagined they would turn to crime, and as the plot develops, it involves a startling assortment of people, some of them innocently and others far from innocently. I can't reveal what happens but I can say that most of it is going to be different from what you'll expect -- and more complex. In many ways, the results will be thought-provoking. All in all, this isn't a book that you will be able to read halfway through and guess how it's going to end! Written by a Catholic priest, this book is not only entertaining but would be an excellent choice for book club discussions.