The author worked for almost five years as a personal secretary to Opus Dei's founder, Msgr. Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer. Her book is a comprehensive account of the inner workings of the women's branch of Opus Dei.
"`Racing Demon', which deals with doubt and dissension in the Anglican Church, is the first of a trilogy in which playwright David Hare examines major English institutions." It is "powerful, fair minded and theatrically inventive. Hare's play helps us think again about Christian priorities and the inevitable ways in which the church is involved in politics".