The Dead Saint  -     By: Marilyn Oden
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The Dead Saint

Abingdon Press / 2011 / Paperback

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Bishop Lynn Peterson watches horrifed as a famous soccer star is gunned down. But his death isn't the only assassination she'll witness while secretly serving as an underground courier for the president. The killings lead her to the mystery surrounding a 13th-century Serbian monk. Can she complete her mission before she becomes the next victim? 400 pages, softcover from Abingdon.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 142670867X
ISBN-13: 9781426708671
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Publisher's Description

It begins with a single gunshot, and Bishop Lynn Peterson watches in horror as a good friend, who is a member of the New Orleans Saints, collapses on the street.
When a medal the player wore—a medal Lynn had promised to return to the man's family—disappears, Lynn is thrust into a suspenseful and fast-moving journey through four assassinations, an attempt on her life, conflicts with a mysterious and ancient society, and a behind-the-scenes conspiracy that reaches all the way to the White House.
The turbulent, unstoppable intrigue challenges Lynn mentally, physically, and spiritually as she engages in a desperate battle with an opponent who is just as determined to kill as Lynn is to stop him even though she has no idea where—or who—he will strike next.

Author Bio

Marilyn Brown Oden is the award-winning author of ten previous books, including Crested Butte: A Novel. She enjoys good times with family and friends, walks to the Santa Fe Plaza, and cross-country skiing in the moonlight. Her life is enriched through experiences on five continents with diverse peoplerefugees, Gypsies, the physically challenged, women in prison, prime ministers, royalty, and presidents. Two encounters reshaped her worldview: visiting refugee centers in the war zones of Bosnia-Herzegovina during the NATO bombing and participating in an ecumenical fact-finding delegation to Israel/Palestine. Writing continues to bring her meaning and a sense of wholeness. She is a United Methodist and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Publisher's Weekly

Bishop Lynn Peterson starts her Wednesday sipping coffee in the French Quarter when whizzing bullets and a dead New Orleans Saints kicker send her on a worldwide journey of espionage, secret messages, and life-threatening situations. The peace-loving bishop is pitted against a mysterious enemy known as "The Patriot," whose reach and power extend even to still restive postsiege Sarajevo. "Start with St. Sava" is Lynn's first clue that her life might no longer be solely under her own command. Oden (Crested Butte) has written an international adventure that will keep readers guessing, though her propensity to halt action with Lynn's self-talk and introspection (" ‘Enough, Lynn! Open the letter or tear it up!' ") can get annoying. The casual yet taut style will keep readers turning pages to find out if Bishop Lynn can prevent disaster that involves the highest echelons of the U.S. government. Oden's Bishop Lynn is likable and smart, a combination that could make for a bestseller and more thrillers in the future. (Apr.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

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  1. Dr Nancy
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    Gender: female
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    Christian fiction?
    May 8, 2012
    Dr Nancy
    Seattle, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for The Dead Saint - eBook.
    Making the protagonist of a novel a lady priest does not make the book "Christian" fiction. There were many times throughout the novel when I simply quit reading because the theological ideas being promoted were not Christian. In fact, it seemed like the author was actually anti-historical Christianity at many points. Since it is an e-book, it is difficult at this point to go back and cite texts, but that is my overwhelming take. I purchase Christian fiction on purpose, so it was disappointing to read.
  2. jlund
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    E-book version
    June 22, 2011
    jlund
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Dead Saint - eBook.
    There were a couple of misspelled words so I marked the quality as good, however, I read the e-book.

    The story line is good, but there were places in the book that if I had been in the same situation, I would have been praying! Even if it was an arrow prayer.
  3. ivamae
    Whitney, TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 17, 2011
    ivamae
    Whitney, TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Dead Saint - eBook.
    The book was excellent written and very interesting. I have not read anything like it before. the history was very interesting.
  4. Victory
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What a read!
    June 12, 2011
    Victory
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Dead Saint - eBook.
    What a ride! "The Dead Saint" was an exciting thriller to read. It is always such fun to find a book that you can't put down. The bishop's quiet but strong leadership mixed with sincere relational qualities made the character someone you wanted to know personally. I particularly liked the way the author used the bishop's "Inner Voice." The short chapters made for a fast, moving read.
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Better Than Forsyth!
    May 14, 2011
    johnkillinger
    Age: Over 65
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Not since I was captivated by Frederick Forsyth's THE DAY OF THE JACKAL have I been as spellbound by a novel of crime and terror as I was when I read THE DEAD SAINT. It has everything: fabulous settings, international intrigue, delusional criminals, heart-stopping action, and, to top it off, a thoroughly likable protagonist. I give it five stars, and would give it more if the system allowed it!
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