Day of Confession is a mystery that is slightly different; about 1/3 of the way through the book you know the details of the crime and the criminal. The remainder of the book is about how 'they' get caught. And what happens is still a surprise.
A Cardinal is killed and Henry Addison's brother, a priest,is thought to have pulled the trigger. Father Addison is on a bus that explodes and is presumed dead. Henry discovers the body is not that of his brother. Whereupon he is soon fingered for the murder of a policeman. Now on the run and trying to find out about his brother Henry is soon involved with Vatican conspiracies to take over the world and international terrorists.
The book is action packed and reads like a block buster movie. The only nit is that the romance in the book is totally unneccesary and totally unbelievable.