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Blood Ties: A Father Dowling Mystery (Father Dowling Mysteries) (2005)

by Ralph McInerny

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031233690X, Hardcover)

Henry Dolan's granddaughter, Martha Lynch, adopted 23 years earlier, wants to find her birth parents. Her adopted parents are frantic over the idea of losing her, so Henry seeks out Father Dowling for help.
Meanwhile, Martha's birth father, Nathaniel Fleck, who left before Martha's birth, has contacted Martha's real mother, Madeline, for details about Martha. Madeline panics, afraid he won't leave her alone, and turns to Amos Cadbury, a lawyer, for advice. When Nathaniel is found murdered two days later, Dowling and Amos must juggle the responsibility of spoiling the peace of the families involved while uncovering the truth behind the murder.
Blood Ties is an absorbing and suspenseful addition to this beloved series.

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"Henry Dolan's granddaughter, Martha Lynch, adopted twenty-three years earlier by Henry's daughter and son-in-law, has decided she wants to find her birth parents. Her adopted parents are frantic over the idea of losing her, so Henry seeks out the popular pastor of St. Hilary's parish in Fox River, the parish that married the Dolans and baptized their children. Father Dowling is well known for his sensitivity and patient nurturing of his parishioners, and Henry hopes that the pastor can find a solution to this problem threatening his family's peace." "Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Dolans and the Lynches, Martha's birth father, Nathaniel Fleck, has contacted Martha's real mother, Madeline Lorenzo, for details about Martha. Madeline doesn't want to intrude on the young woman's life, nor does she want to upset her own. But he won't leave her alone, and so she turns in her panic to Amos Cadbury, a lawyer and one of Father Dowling's best friends, for advice.". "When Nathaniel is murdered two days later, Dowling and Cadbury come together to juggle their responsibilities to the families involved while uncovering the truth behind the murder."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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