"I was immediately pulled in. Loved the humor of Laskey, really liked this character. Entertaining. Could see it as a TV series around Laskey I felt pulled into the story through my dislike for the main character." ~Ernie Colombo
A Jewish Accountant chokes on a Polish Sausage in a City Park...A young Catholic Priest is found on his bed wearing only his collar and a dead "Gay Hooker" is hanging from his ceiling...The body of a Mafia "Construction Baron" is found in the parking lot of the Diocese of Denver...
It's obvious that Denver Homicide Detectives, Sargent Jack Laskey and his partner Detective Mai Li McDuff would become involved with these events, but how does Father William Yeats Butler of the Franciscan Order become totally involved in every one of these events and more with his ex-Partner Jack Laskey.
An African American standing 6'5"and weighing 315 pounds of muscle, Father William Butler is an imposing figure in the robes of a Franciscan Priest. Father William has always been known as "The Monk" because of his devout Catholic faith when he was an All American Linebacker at Notre Dame or as a Narcotics and Homicide Detective for the ten years that he and Laskey were Partners.
In the tenth year of his police career, the Monk felt a calling to the Priesthood because as a Police Officer, he was only dealing with the spiritual symptoms of humanity's illness not the real cause of the illness, the Devil's influence on common man. The Monk had an acute and powerful awareness of the Devil's presence - not a "6th Sense", but a powerful gift from God.
The Devil, who the Monk calls "The Ugly", is now and always has been active on Capitol Hill. In The Gumdrop House Affair many of his deceptions and ploys are revealed as the Monk and his faith stand against the "Wickedness and the snares of the Devil."
You will fall in love with Father Augustus O'Shea, Aunt Rhoda, Popcan Charlie, Paisley Bob Lewis, Frank the English Bulldog and all the people who visit St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church.
The Gumdrop House Affair deals with the recent sex scandals in the Catholic Church and the effects in an honest blue collar layman's fashion.Written by a Veteran Cop the pace is fast, violent, profane, humorous and honest. A tribute to the men and women who give all to stay true to their Vows and Oaths as they protect a cynical public and a decaying culture.
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