||Olivia Morrow, eighty- two and in failing health, has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church. The letters show that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a son whom she gave up for adoption. The biological father, Alex Gannon, was a world-famous doctor and inventor holding medical patents. Two generations later, Monica Farrell, Catherine's granddaughter, is the rightful heir to the Gannon fortune. But in telling Monica this, Olivia would reveal her cousin's secret. The only people aware of Olivia's impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance--and they might stop at nothing to keep her quiet.