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Act of Mercy

By Peter Tremayne

Published Jan 2010

When Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of St James in the late autumn of AD 666, her main preoccupation is to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind.

During the first night out, with the ship tossed about by a tempestuous sea, one of the pilgrims disappears, apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a bloodstained robe raises questions: was the pilgrim murdered and thrown into the sea? It is not until the Holy Shrine is almost reached – and time is running out – that the amazing truth is uncovered…