British Editions

From the back cover of the 1987 Grafton edition

Bishop Timothy Archer is California's most charismatic church leader. a single-minded seeker after the truth prepared to change or even abandon the most sacred tenets of the Christian faith, , , prepared to accept that Christ's most famous sayings were recorded two centuries before He lived, prepared to see Christianity as a Middle Eastern mushroom cult. and prepared to be put on trial as a heretic, In his majestic wake bob the flotsam and jetsam of utterly wrecked lives, Death stalks his closest relatives-his son Jeff. his mistress Kirsten - but Timothy Archer will let nothing stand in the way of his quest.