One by one they were being stalked. The gentle women who left the church. Each of them accused of defiling the Seventh Sacrament, their sacred oath of marriage to Christ. They died slowly, horribly. With a last prayer on their lips and the word betrayed written in their own blood, both an accusation and the only clue to the murderer's identity. Tough, young New York public defender and ex-police detective, Brian Asch wanted the killings stopped. But the police and the church would not help him. Now time was running out. For Brother Mark had found his next victim...the lovely ex-nun, Zena, the woman Brian Asch now desperately loved.