The Cosmic Ray Heresy: A Father Donnelly Mystery

The Cosmic Ray Heresy: A Father Donnelly Mystery

by Frank A Smith


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Frank Donnelly is a college physics professor. He is also a Catholic priest and the weekend assistant at a parish in Philadelphia. The dual roles may be rare but not nearly as unusual as the fact that, under an exemption to church law applicable to former Episcopal priests, he is married. When Frank's wife is killed in a tragic accident he is left to raise his young daughter alone. Eventually he falls in love with Vicki Meyers, the sixth grade teacher in the parish school and herself a widow with a young son. When the Vatican rejects his petition to marry her Frank begins receiving threatening emails. A woman detective from the Philadelphia Police Department thinks the emails are linked to the murder of an elderly priest and that Frank may be next. Frank and the detective team up to find the killer before he can harm Frank or those he loves. And then there are the unusual cosmic ray tracks in his physics lab that can not be explained by the laws of physics. Are they of supernatural origin? The Vatican is worried that they are and may be forced to reconsider Frank's petition.
The Cosmic Ray Heresy combines a murder mystery, a scientific/religious puzzle, and an unusual love story while Frank and Vicki together attend birthday parties, soccer matches, and T-Ball games with their children. Vicki explains their "pseudo" family to another mother with, "Oh, Frank? No, he's not my husband-yet. He's a Catholic priest and a physicist and is helping a woman detective catch whoever is trying to kill us."

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ISBN-13: 9781533251480
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.61(d)

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