Curse of the Cobra (Raff Rafferty Mystery Series Book 6)
In exotic India, ex-cop-turned-Catholic priest Raff Rafferty is faced with the disappearance of two girls and the head nun from an orphanage, the vicious murder of a revered Hindu holy man, and the daring theft of the world’s largest ruby from a statue of Shiva.
Fr. “Raff” Rafferty, a former NYPD cop, has been assigned by his bishop to an orphanage in India from which young girls have been mysteriously disappearing. Complications arise at a sacred Hindu ceremony in which a statue of the god Shiva, whose third eye is the world’s largest ruby, is ritually bathed in the sacred lake by a revered holy man. When the holy man is murdered and the ruby stolen during the ceremony, Raff promises the beleaguered Maharajah that he will search for the holy man’s killer, recover the ruby, and find the missing girls.
Curse of the Cobra is crammed with foreign intrigue, colorful characters, and hair-raising adventure.