This is an account of a modern fight between Samson and a number of Golliaths. Samson, injured, and fighting on behalf of a broken people leaves a legacy that inspires others to follow. God too, has been a victim in this struggle. This is a brilliant book, but words do not contain the degree of pain inflicted or describe the damage caused, so it needs to be read carefully. Brendan Smith was a wolf in wolf's clothing, but others chose to see him otherwise. Brendan Boland gave timely warning after much damage was already done, but these were ignored, and he was allowed to destroy many more young people. Much attention is given to the role of Cardinal Brady who was a rising ecclesial cleric at the time. His actions were disgraceful. He should have known that an oath of silence could not have been administered validly to a fourteen year old child. Not even his parents were allowed to be told and the only access to therapy were by priests appointed by the authorities. The Church does not have such a resource. The abuse Brendan was dealing with was like a nuclear reactor that has gone critical inside his body. He was forbidden to get help. Cardinal Daly was responsible for putting a 'lid' over the reactor believing that would contain the scandal and prevent contamination spreading publicly. Brendan Boland was being victimised again. It took a while for the penny to drop. When it did drop he began to pursue Cardinal Daly just like he went after Brendan Smith. The two were one of a kind! The victims of abuse are called 'survivors' because they choose to live with the pain, and very often that is because they have good support like the people mentioned by the author. In reality Cardinal Daly attempted to deny him of that support, thus putting his life very much at risk. Thank God for Brendan Boland and the great circle of people supporting him. The book deserves ten stars!