In Mr. Malta's first published novel, Evangelist Caper, Nassau County Detective Michael Ryan never dreamed that a charitable function would provide such profound changes to his life. Along with his partner Peggy Younger, he has become embroiled in the brutal murder of the wealthy and beautiful Evangelist, Tamara Steele. The case leads the two detectives down a path of intrigue where deception and corruption become the order of the day. The Tamara Steele murder forces Mike into corridors he can not otherwise avoid: the unsolved killing of his wife Katie, the care of his disabled son, Jamie and his relationship to Peggy, who is a born-again Christian. Who killed the charismatic Tamara? What was the motive for this brutal murder? Could it be greed, jealousy? Or was it the working of a deranged killer seeking revenge? Richard A. Malta lives with his lovely wife Alice in Freeport. NY. He received a Masters Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English. For the last six years Richard and Alice have attended The Charismatic Episcopal Church in Malverne, New York, where they have been taught the love and healing power of a heavenly Father. Ever since he accepted Jesus as Lord in 1976, he has attempted to promote the courage and strength of humankind spawned by God's love and His grace. Through writing, Richard portrays people struggling through life ignorant of the Father's perfect plan for them. Finally, by surrendering to Him life becomes a tremendous banquet.