In his 80s, life long Catholic and former FBI agent Tom Walsh investigates charges of sexual corruption and financial malfeasance within his local parish and diocese. He undercovers the truth of the charges...and more. He is rebuffed by the heirarchy and drives further into investigating his church and his faith until he discovers his own apostasy. More
Retired FBI agent Tom Walsh grows almonds in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. He reads in the paper of disturbing sexual corruption within the Fresno Diocese. Badly shaken, he writes the Bishop for guidance...and is rebuked for his curiositiy. As a life-long Catholic, age 80, he employs his FBI training to investigate the rumors himself. He is shocked to discover that the charges are true, and then some, and that the Church is engaged in a coverup, with law enforcement complicitly unwilling to prosecute. He digs further into the basic tenets of the church, the history of religion itself, and, finally, into the core his own now unsettled faith.