From the Publisher:
In the mid-7th century AD the Venerable Dacan, a much respected and beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, has been found murdered while on a visit to a remote abbey in the Irish kingdom of Muman. When Dacan's foul death is used by a neighbouring kingdom to demand reparation from Muman, bloody war seems imminent. Summoned by Muman's king to investigate, Sister Fidelma is asked to solve the mystery of the brutal killing and by doing so to somehow prevent the inevitable war breaking out between the two opposing kingdoms.
Peter Tremayne: Suffer Little Children. Headline, ISBN: 0747248494 (June, 1996), 339 p., £6.99.