Body and Blood

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Macmillan, 2007 M09 18 - 230 pages
As a sixteen-year-old Catholic seminarian, Chris Sieb had a deep crush on fellow student Jack Canston. Now, twenty-five years after parting ways, Jack has transfered to the Kansas City diocese where he once again encounters Chris - now Father Sieb - a devoted priest and closeted gay man. After seeing each other for the first time, the two rekindle their boyhood yearnings, beginning a secret relationship.Their reverie is brief, however, abruptly shaken when another closeted priest in the diocese, a former classmate of the two, dies suddenly, an apparent suicide. Shortly thereafter a letter arrives at the archbishop's office claiming that more was going on than anyone ever expected. As his secret affair continues, Chris begins to realize there is something horribly wrong with Jack, some dark secret he's withholding, one somehow connected to their deceased classmate - and that the threat it represents is closer than he could ever guess. Now his one chance to survive lies in finally uncovering the truth.

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Body and Blood was a fast and easy read. While I would not refer to it as Literature, it was well-written and it had very convincing characters. Anyone who enjoys mysteries will adore this book. Read full review

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MICHAEL SCHIEFELBEIN is the author of the Lambda Literary Award nominated Vampire Vow and Vampire Thrall. After spending ten years studying for the priesthood, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a doctorate in English. He resides in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is a professor of writing and literature.

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