a mystery

Selena De La Cruz would like to leave the past behind as she plans her wedding ... but the past no longer sleeps.
In 1993, a Cardinal was murdered in Mexico at the Guadalajara Airport.  Nearly twenty years later, the Vatican revisits the case ... and finds that Selena's dead father might have played a key role.  Selena is forced to confront her family's ghosts ... in more ways than one...

"A wonderful ride!"
Regina Doman, author of The Midnight Dancers

"Gripping from page one, SPECTER builds on Desjarlais' tradition of fast-paced, faith inspired fiction. You won't be able to put this one down, and you'll finish it wanting more!"
Lisa M. Hendey, author of The Grace of Yes

"WHAT. A. BOOK. John Desjarlais has done it again. Whether this is your first encounter with his cast of characters or you consider them old friends, brace yourself for a charged plotline that's sure to keep you up all night turning the pages."
Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger, SnoringScholar.com

"This story deals with ghosts of all things--ghosts!--in a totally credible manner. Selena's family (both living and otherwise), personal history, and culture are depicted so naturally that I felt like I was sitting at the table in her godmother's house, watching it all, remembering it all with them and wanting to protect my own heart, not only from the danger I could see coming but from the surprises lurking around the corner of every page. The pace was lightning-fast, the conflicts heart-racing and heart-rending, and the ending... well, you'll just have to find out for yourself. If Amazon offered a sixth star, I'd give it to Specter. "
Erin McCole Cupp, author of Don't You Forget About Me

"Read this book to follow Reed and Selena. These two are right up there with (Dashiell Hammett's) Nick and Nora Charles."
John Konescni, author of A Pius Legacy

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SPECTER: a mystery
Chesterton Press
ISBN-10: 0989941175
ISBN-13: 978-0989941174
214 pp.

For Catholic teaching on "ghosts," click here.
For the related Catholic teaching on "Purgatory," click here.
For background on the true crime SPECTER is based upon, click here.