The Unforgiving Priest

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L. J. Capobianco

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Father Rago was a caring, selfless man. No one in his parish knew he had a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate or that he was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He tried to carry out his priestly duties obediently and with humility but while serving a parish in a high crime section of Los Angeles he became frustrated and angry over violent criminals who the law failed to punish. Because of that anger and tragic criminal losses within his own family, he felt he had to personally try to right the scales of justice. He teams up with unlikely allies such as the Mafia to carry out his righteous retribution. This is a story of one man's struggle with unpunished criminals, with the church, and with himself.


Action, Drama, Religious, Suspense / Thriller,Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Religious,Crime

Short Summary

Few people knew that Father Rago was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He had no patience with murderers, rapists, and child molesters - especially if they were fellow priests. So he handed out his own 'special dispensation' vowing: "If the law doesn't punish them, then I will."


Philadelphia, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Fight For Justice,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist,,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Father Nick Rago

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Religious, Aggressive, Complex, Heroic, Masculine, Aspiring, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic,Masculine,Religious,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Bruno Friia

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Criminal, Leader, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Masculine, Villainous,Badass,Aggressive,Masculine,Leader,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Archbishop Xavier Llaurens

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Engaging, Sophisticated, Visionary, Aspiring, Charming, Confident, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Gracious, Heroic, Leader,Charming,Confident,Religious,Decisive,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: George Bonafino

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Funny,Educated,Honorable

About The Author

Leonard J. Capobianco is an ordained Christian Minister. He previously held positions as a ski tour guide, a pre-school teacher to minority children, an assistant director for the United Cerebral Palsy Association and is a U.S. Air Force veteran. In his mid-thirties he answered a call to the ministry and earned degrees from Temple University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary then served the church for over 30 years. After his retirement he began writing books and is also a volunteer chaplain for the county sheriff's office.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: KDP

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available