Take a twisted journey with Allen Friel, a man overcome with decades of depression as he begins a new job with the New Catholic Church. Hoping this position will help heal his painful soul and give him some relief from a life filled with despair, he somehow becomes connected to a series of strange and gruesome murders involving pedophiles that begin just after he goes back to work. As he delves deeper into his dark world of depression, seeking answers only he kws and coming closer to an understanding of the true cause of his illness, a seductive temptress adds to his problems as do the police who feel Allen is directly linked to these murders. As he gets closer and closer to freeing himself and tearing up the roots of his depression, he realizes that if he fails, it will mean death at his own hands and death to all those he feels responsible for his last ditch failing effort. With an unexpected twist and a question of true faith, Penance offers answers to questions we all want to kw, but can only accept in part. For to accept a world with God, then one must also accept a world with the devil.
Kenneth O'Rourke grew up on Long Island and holds degrees in Business, Electronics and Computers as well as his current certificate as a Certified Surgical Technologist where he currently works at the local hospital in his community. He served in the US Air Force and worked in the private sector on military projects and then moved into the insurance field as an investigator and negotiator in the claims portion of the business. He has two sons and lives together in Bay Shore, NY with his wife and his father, a retired NYPD officer. Other titles include Final Retributions and newly released .. .on account of rain also available at Amazon.com and for Kindle.