Question 1: The PERSON: Cardinal Peter Ferrigan, who is “grit to the core” and who is “up to his neck in the color of blood” – I.e., his red Cardinal’s robes.
The PLACE: Pi Alley, which has been a part of Boston “long as Freetown and Boston have both been around”. The reference to the “Kite” recalls Ben Franklin who had a printing shop on Pi Alley.
The THING: The handgrenade that Sean Burke gave to Michael after it saved their lives in Pi Alley. Note reference to the “pin”.
Thank you all who participated. We’ll have another go at a contest coming up after the first of the year.