Blackie Ryan in the White House?
Yes! Sent there by his estimable but irascible boss, The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, Sean Cronin.
Blackie gets a call from his friend, the newly elected Democratic President, Jack Patrick McGurn-whom the media has seen fit to call "Machine Gun McGurn"-but of course the call is interrupted by the autocratic Cardinal Cronin. Cronin, without consulting Blackie, sends him off to the White House to solve a poltergeist problem. Ghosts in the White House? Of course.
Blackie encounters a great deal more than ghosts: an evil spirit out to get the President, a right wing conspiracy, and four beautiful women, any one of whom could be contributing to the mischief on the White House.
How Blackie solves the problem of the ghosts and the conspiracy, and perhaps even finds a beautiful wife for the lonely, recently widowed President makes The Bishop in the West Wing the best Blackie Ryan mystery yet.