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Odd Fellows Society


Santiago Torres, the Jesuit headmaster of one of Washington, D.C.’s top high schools, knows two truths. First, historian Jasper Willoughs, his closest friend, didn’t toss himself off a dormitory roof. Second, a Georgetown University secret society—a running joke on campus—has blood on its hands. 

Torres’s pursuit of the truth embroils him in a bizarre and thrilling scavenger hunt. The clues, scratched out on parchment by the mysterious Odd Fellows Society, lead Santi to risk everything he holds sacred: his job, his life, even the woman he secretly loves. As for his relationship with his God?

Well, that’s complicated.

A suspenseful, hold-your-breath thriller, The Odd Fellows Society will have you looking at the U.S. capital – and its monuments’ secrets—in a whole different shade of black and white.

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Readers’ Enthusiastic Responses to The Odd Fellows Society

“A thrill-a-minute adventure…Barrett is a wordsmith who takes readers on a wild emotional ride with twists and turns that rival any roller coaster. His varied array of characters ring true and etch themselves into the readers' minds. And after turning the final page, readers find themselves eagerly hoping that this is not the end of the tale, but the beginning of a series of Fr. Torres stories.”

“A great thriller! I loved how the story put the pieces of the puzzle together while taking you for a ride through iconic locations in Washington, D.C. The engaging characters and the fascinating twist and turns kept me reading late into the night.”

“Could not put it down. On all the major elements it scores an "A" - plot, character, flow and tempo…The cover can be a bit deceiving; this is not a religious book nor particularly "churchy." It takes a simple idea – murder as a cover for conspiracy - and places it within the life-story of a man struggling for authenticity…I've come to admiration and affection for Fr. Santi. PLEASE let's follow him some more!”

“This book has everything I want in a mystery.....a story that keeps you guessing mixed with humor and history. I hope this will be the first of a series of Fr. Santi mysteries.”

“Phenomenal read, great action, loved the main character.....couldn't put it down…And did I fail to mention an incredibly thought provoking storyline in the guise of a thriller with a treasure hunt…, AND two handsome Puerto Rican men?”