A Counterfeit Priest is a standalone novel by author Paul Cross. Blaming the Catholic Church for the death of his wife, documentary film maker Henry Hawkins is determined to make an expose revealing their responsibility. The Cardinal he was due to meet reneges on their agreement so he concocts an ambitious plan to get infilitrate the church but soon finds himself in the middle of a whirlwind when the pope suddenly dies.
This was something of a strange novel in that the main thrust of the book, the revenge aspect never seems to really lead anywhere. Read the full review here