The crime scene at St. Marguerite€™s cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted, her body covered with an altar cloth. Valerie Houston is devastated by her sister€™s death. For weeks, she€™d begged Camille to leave St. Marguerite€™s, where she seemed determined to live as some kind of martyr. But Camille had a knack for making bad choices €” she joined the convent in part because she€™d fallen for Val€™s soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. Convinced the police aren€™t doing enough, Val begins to investigate. Slade, on a mission to repair their marriage, is determined to help her. But the deeper Val€™s inquiries go, the more twisted the case becomes. St. Marguerite€™s is far from the tranquil retreat many believe, and everyone, from handsome Father Frank O€™Toole to the mysterious Mother

Devious by Lisa Jackson