Third, fourth.. um - don't know how many times I've read this one. This time through I listened on tape, until it came time to go on our camping trip and it was more convenient to take the paperback and finish it on the drive to Grand Marais. Great book (aren't they all?). Miles gets to be a hero, save an Empire and fall in love. Too bad its the wrong empire, and the maid is thoroughly off limits.
True Believers, by Jane Haddam
Another re-read. A good book, and timely. Full of "the scandal", atheists, gay Episcopalians and fire-breathing fundamentalists.
It also contains a terrific defense of the depth of the Catholic church, not to mention being a book that can teach you about vocations, holy orders, the rosary (and other devotions), scapulars, miraculous medals, and.... you get the idea. You'd think it was by Sister Jane Haddam... but she's an agnostic. For now.
Oh, and it has a good mystery in there too.