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As he is drawn deeper into a web of intrigue involving an obsessive and demanding detective, a trio of relentless Vatican operatives, a string of botched exorcisms, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, Parker finds himself questioning everything he has been trying so hard to protect.
|Title: Playing Saint|
By: Zachary Bartels
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 12 ounces
Stock No: WW690551
Angela HuntThomas Nelson / 2004 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$11.995 out of 5 stars for The Debt, Women of Faith Series #8. View reviews of this product. 10 Reviews
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Yesterday, Parker Saints only concern was his swiftly rising star power.
Today, hes just trying to stay alive.
Parker Saint is living the dream. A cushy job at a thriving megachurch has him on the verge of becoming a bestselling author and broadcast celebrityuntil life takes an abrupt turn that lands him on the wrong side of the law. To avoid a public scandal, he agrees to consult with the police on a series of brutal murders linked by strange religious symbols scrawled on each victim.
Parker tries to play the expert, but he is clearly in over his head. Drawn ever deeper into a web of intrigue involving a demanding detective, a trio of secretive Vatican operatives, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, he realizes for the first time that the battle between good and evil is all too realand that the killer is coming back . . . this time for him.
"A thought-provoking exploration into the power of faith and the reality of evil. Filled with memorable characters and tight writing, Playing Saint is an impressive debut from an author to watch." Steven James, bestselling author of Placebo and The Queen
The Suspense author everyone is talking about.
Michigan minister Bartels (42 Months Dry) holds readers interest in this intrigue-filled thriller, despite its far-fetched premise. Saints character is particularly well developed as he changes from a self-absorbed TV personality into a true man of faith. This book will be enjoyed by those who love a mystery combined with supernatural elements and is especially recommended for regional collections.
Bartels debut novel is a page-turner from the very beginning. His excellent use of foreshadowing and his glimpses into the past create a story that readers cant put down. In the vein of Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, Bartels weaves the supernatural into the natural in ways that are gripping and realistic, adding a shocking surprise that will leave readers stunned.
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