Company Orders
Genre: Thriller
Length: 324 p.
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN: 0983193851
ISBN: 9780983193852
Even a good man may feel driven to sign on with the devil. Paul Clark is a Catholic priest who’s been on the fast track to becoming a bishop. But he suddenly faces a heart-wrenching problem, when choices he made as a young man come roaring back into his life. A mysterious woman, who claims to be with “an agency of the federal government,” offers to solve his problem. But there’s a price to pay—Father Clark must undertake some very un-priestly actions. An attack in a Chicago alley…a daring escape from a Mexican jail…and a fight to the death in a Guyanese jungle…all these, and more, must be survived in order to protect someone he loves. This priest is about to learn how much easier it is to preach love than to live it.
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Winner of the 2013 Lovey Award for Best Thriller


Praise for Company Orders

“A real knuckle-whitener” — Booklist

“Another powerful, character-driven tale…Every character is magnificently realized, yet Father Paul, with his soul-searching struggle couched in subtle humor throughout, is unforgettable…[Walker’s] eclectic experience…helps inject realism into his prose.”

— Lawrence Kane, ForeWord Reviews

“Walker vividly paints the temptations and fears crushing a priest who finds himself in the midst of murder and international intrigue, who feels his connections to his God fraying and stretching, and who learns just what he will sacrifice to protect someone for whom he feels responsible.The title, Company Orders, is itself a hint of the conflicts that will face Father Paul. Will he take more seriously the ‘company orders’ of a secretive government agency or the ‘holy orders’ of his priesthood? Walker’s novel is well worth the time to find out, and a compelling argument for taking a look at some of his previous work if you haven’t already read his Wild Onion series or Mal Foley series.”

—Sharon P. Lynn, Windy City Reviews


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6″ x 9″

324 pages

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