Everyone keeps hyping up, and deservedly so, the Executive Office Series while A Time To Rise is a forgotten relic. So I want to bring it back to everyone’s attention since it is my favorite book of Tal’s.
Alain is a member of the Swiss Guard, protector of the pope, and hand picked by the pope to be a hunter. His Prey? The paranormal. Only two other people besides Alain know exactly what he does. This makes him an outcast. Nobody understand him not wants to get to know him. Same holds true for his partner Father Lotario. He’s seen as a plague amongst priests. Even when desperate times make Fr. Lotario call out for help, the cries fall upon deaf ears.
What starts off looking like a rogue ghoul is terrorizing the church Alain and Lotario go after it; guns, holy water, and vodka at the ready. Just when they’re realizing there’s more to the story Luca, leader of the Swiss Guard, throws a wrench in Alain’s daily life by making a mentor to an ill mannered and tempered recruit.
How is Alain supposed to keep what he does a secret and be a mentor?