I had arrived in Haiti during the presidency of Dr. Francois Duvalier. Duvalier had managed to win the presidency in a legitimate election before declaring himself President for Life. He was also a powerful practitioner of voodoo.
At the time I was an experienced member of the Jesuits. I was part of a group that was tasked with espionage and counterintelligence in the name of the Church. The Pope feared Duvalier. He feared for the future of Catholicism in Haiti, and he feared that Duvalier's power, and the practice of voodoo itself, would spread through Latin America. So he sent us.
We were split up and sent to different congregations throughout the country. Our mission was to develop a power base through the parishes and gain a foothold strong enough that the Church would not be purged from the island entirely.
It was splitting us up that was the mistake. Communication wasn't as easy as it is these days, especially not under Duvalier. By the time I found out the others were dead it wa