When a woman confesses to Father Will, one of the monk-constables at Maddleskirk Abbey, that she has committed murder, he can do nothing but absolve her from her sin. The Seal of Confession is absolute. When a body is found in the nearby woodland, his moral dilemma grows. Detective Chief Superintendent "Nabber" Napier and his team have a murder to solve, but monks sworn by oath to silence are hardly the ideal candidates for questioning...When the murder weapon is discovered, and the detectives learn of the violent past of one of the Abbey's monks, the race is on to find the culprit before anybody else gets hurt. Questions need to be answered and confessions must be made.