Making the protagonist of a novel a lady priest does not make the book "Christian" fiction. There were many times throughout the novel when I simply quit reading because the theological ideas being promoted were not Christian. In fact, it seemed like the author was actually anti-historical Christianity at many points. Since it is an e-book, it is difficult at this point to go back and cite texts, but that is my overwhelming take. I purchase Christian fiction on purpose, so it was disappointing to read.
What a ride! "The Dead Saint" was an exciting thriller to read. It is always such fun to find a book that you can't put down. The bishop's quiet but strong leadership mixed with sincere relational qualities made the character someone you wanted to know personally. I particularly liked the way the author used the bishop's "Inner Voice." The short chapters made for a fast, moving read.
Not since I was captivated by Frederick Forsyth's THE DAY OF THE JACKAL have I been as spellbound by a novel of crime and terror as I was when I read THE DEAD SAINT. It has everything: fabulous settings, international intrigue, delusional criminals, heart-stopping action, and, to top it off, a thoroughly likable protagonist. I give it five stars, and would give it more if the system allowed it!