There's no body, no evidence, just a strange, homeless guy trying to convince Detective Sam Sloan that a creep called Jester killed somebody. Sloan's not sure what to think--but if a crime has been committed, he'll find out. Tenacious and street smart, with faith underlying his fight for justice, Sloan ferrets out a gang of suspects and a murder more brutal than he ever imagined. And just when the trail is at its hottest, Sloan's wife, Vera, joins him to hunt for a vital piece of evidence. But can they find it?
The daily work of a policeman can push an officer into the most debased side of life. Sam Sloan struggles to stay faithful to his Christian ideals while solving brutal murders and heinous crimes. The Empty Coffin finds detective Sloan and his wife, Vera, faced with the greatest challenge of their lives. In addition to solving a difficult case, this tough cop still tries to live out his faith with honesty and conviction. The problems Sam faces at work create tension at home. As the Sloans struggle to keep their marriage together, the couple evolves into a crime-fighting force, working together on difficult cases that baffle the police. Sloan's hard-nosed detective work, coupled with his faith and humility, brings an unusual solution to a murder case in which there is no corpse!
Author of twenty-six published books, Robert L. Wise, Ph.D., also writes for numerous magazines and journals, including Christianity Today, Leadership, and The Christian Herald. He is a bishop in the communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. He collaborated on the national bestselling Millennium series, which includes The Third Millennium, The Fourth Millennium, and Beyond the Millennium, and is the author of Be Not Afraid and Spiritual Abundance.
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