Prayer

Prayer

Large Print - 2014
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" From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr comes an amazing departure: an intense psychological thriller, sure to garner even more acclaim for this powerhouse author on the rise. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation's borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of "ism" there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution-however imperfect-a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith-in the system, in himself, and in God-deeply. It even estranges him from his wife and son. Desperate, Gil offers up a prayer. To know God is there, not through a sign or physical demonstration but through the strength to cope with his ever-growing, ever-creeping doubts. His problems become more than personal as things heat up in Houston. A serial killer terrorizing the morally righteous turns out to have religious motivations, upping the case from homicide to domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular icons die or are grievously injured abruptly and under suspicious circumstances, the latest of which is a New Atheist writer who's fallen into an inexplicable coma. Left and right, it seems Gil can't escape the power of God and murder. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection-answering his prayers in a most terrifying way. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410470287
1410470288
Branch Call Number: LP KERR
Characteristics: large print
633 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Charlietwo
Oct 07, 2014

Interesting story. It is a religious fantasy. Not what I was expecting.

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lisangus
Jul 07, 2014

Very disappointed to discover that this one involves the supernatural. (reading the back cover blurb would have warned me, I'll admit.)

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Scotland
May 29, 2014

Disappointing. I found the character Gill to be uninteresting and it was distracting not knowing how to pronounce his name. I'm half way through and keep hoping to find the brilliance of the writer who created the Bernie Gunther series. Probably won't bother to finish this book.

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htliang
May 19, 2014

The first half of this book had me hooked and I was reading with great enthusiasm. I connected early with the characters and found the story moved quickly. After reaching the half-way point in the novel, however, I found the story unravelled into badly written nonsense. By then I had already invested so much of my time that I felt obligated to finish it. I don't want to spoil the book for others so I can't comment too much about the ending but suffice to say I found it boring, silly, and a waste of time. My rating for the first half of the book is 4 stars and the last half under 1 star so I compromised and gave it 2.5 stars overall. Hopefully Philip Kerr will go back to writing about Bernie Gunther.

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