The protagonists of Sham Rock are brothers Roger and Philip Knight, a Notre Dame professor and a semi-retired private nvestigator. When former Notre Dame student David Williams returns to the university to renegotiate his $20 million dollar donation for the construction of a new building, the long-ago and mysterious disappearance of a fellow classmate is resurrected.
David, Patrick, and Timothy were "the trinity" in their college days and Patrick, now a Trappist monk, accuses David of killing Timothy and burying the body on campus. Problem is: Instead of unearthing Timothy's body when they dig in the designated location, the Knights unearth a mystery of an entirely different nature.
The cast of characters in Sham Rock is delightful and engaging and the plot twists and turns will keep you guessing. Sham Rock is a real page-turner--one I recommend you don't pass by.
If I were to rate Sham Rock on a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 9.
(This is the thirteenth and final book of the Knight Series. McInerny, author of over 50 books--including those in the Father Dowling series--passed away in January of 2010.)