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The Dead Saint (2011)

by Marilyn Brown Oden(Favorite Author)
3.37 of 5 Votes: 1
142670867X (ISBN13: 9781426708671)
Abingdon Press
Bishop Lynn Peterson
review 1: I enjoyed this book and found it better than I expected. There were some spots of pontificating about "peace" and "religion," that I wish could have been handled with a more deft touch. Yes, the main character was a female Bishop, but she did get involved in international espionage, so one didn't really want a page here and there about prayers. But it didn't happen all the time, but the tale was a page turner that kept you interested. The author also offered a small tie-in with another book she had written, Crested Butte, which I had read for my book club. I didn't even realize this book was by the same author when I bought it--I think I like this one better.
review 2: It took me a while to get into this book because I kept getting distracted by personal irrita
... moretions. For instance, the author used very current events (Hurricane Katrina, Osama Bin Laden) with fictional characters (the president was a woman named Benedict, and two football players for the New Orleans Saints). She also had “chapters” that could be a little as a page and a half long. I don’t know why, but those things irritated me. Once she got away from the current events I was better able to lose myself in the book. It was fairly fast paced with a couple of surprises, but I don’t think I would go out of my way to read another of her books. less
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Never read this author before--it was pretty good. Well developed with some surprises.
Good read. Some nice twists. A little "long-winded" in the first half.
Thriller sometimes a little unbelievable.
Great mystery. Well written
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