Papal Rogues

New Jersey computer programmer Michael Squire is dead of an apparent drug overdose. His programming partner, Scottish-born Calder McMonagle, is skeptical. How could Michael have overdosed on drugs when he was known to refuse even a cigarette?

Fearing for his own life—and convinced that there is more to Michael’s death than what people are telling him—Calder travels from Scotland to California in search of the truth. With the help of a kooky but beautiful lady friend, Calder quickly becomes aware of a conspiracy behind the murder. But who would have wanted Michael dead? And why?

Thus begins Calder’s determined quest. His serendipitous, often humorous journey brings him into a whirlwind of deceit, sex, murder, and—could it be?—true love. Calder’s shocking discoveries lead him to the true force behind Michael’s demise, incriminating major figures in one of the world's most revered institutions.

Author Ron Wilk brings dramatic life to this gripping tale of one young man’s search for answers following the death of a friend. While creating a brilliant spiral that grows out of his young lead's untiring pursuit, Wilk slowly unravels the mystery. He never lets up.

Rich with inventive yet realistic dialogue and intriguing characters, Wilk's novel will hook you with compelling situations, while maintaining a story sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the moment of its unforeseen conclusion.