Sunday, August 1, 2010

Book Review: SHAM ROCK by Ralph McInerny

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.)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a very interesting mystery. Will add this series to my booklist.

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