BOOK REVIEW

     THE CONFESSION - SHELDON SIEGEL

Mike Daley left the priesthood many years ago and is now a lawyer.  He doesn't go to confession very much but that doesn't stop him from keeping in touch with his friend, Father Ramon Aguirre.

Father Aguirre confides in Mike and tells him about a sexual harassment suit that has been building against the San Francisco Catholic archdiocese.  Just when things couldn't get any worse, the plaintiff's lawyer is found dead.  It was believed to be a suicide.  However, after the police investigation, the case was ruled a murder.  They found evidence and it pointed to Father Aguirre as the main suspect.

Mike and his ex-wife, Rosie, take on the case.  Things quickly go downhill because forensics and witnesses all seem to incriminate Father Aguirre.  Mike is convinced that Father Aguirre did not commit this murder but the evidence is stacking up against his client.

Can Mike and Rosie save Father Aguirre? 

Sheldon's Siegel has done a tremendous job with this novel.  It is an exciting read and you will want to finish it in one day.  There are many twists and surprises in the story.  Mike and Rosie are two likeable characters who add an extra amount of drama to the novel.  Sheldon Siegel shows us one thing in his new novel - he is a master at writing the legal thriller!  You should add this one to your reading list.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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