Abbot Radulfus brings a hard-nosed new priest for the parish, who (among other acts) refuses absolution to a pregnant girl who is then found dead. He quickly becomes so hated that no one is too sorry to see him dead. But Cadfael must not only identify his killer, but determine whether the girl was a condemned suicide or innocent murder victim -- and his findings may keep the girl's body out of holy ground.
Did You Know?
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.
Truth and justice are not always wholly compatible.