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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing According to Their Deeds (Bethany House, March 1, 2009) by Paul Robertson.

About the Author

Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.

About the Book

A Deadly Game of Justice Versus Mercy Charles Beale lives outside the shadow of Washington, D.C. Politics and power matter only when a client crosses the Potomac to visit his Alexandria Rare Books shop.

But that all changes when a former client--a man deeply connected in the Justice Department--is found murdered after a break-in gone bad. When Charles reclaims at auction the books he'd once sold, he quickly discovers he's bought more trouble than he could have ever imagined.

Inside one volume are secrets. A collection of sins that, if revealed, could destroy reputations, careers--even lives. Charles soon learns he isn't the only who knows. Going to the police means ruining a multitude of lives. But staying silent puts a target on his shop, his wife--and himself. Charles must decide: Should one mistake really cost you everything?

If you would like to read the first chapter of According To Their Deeds, go here.

My Review

I only received the novel a week ago Saturday, so I wish I'd had a little more time for my review. But I'm about 90 pages into the novel and loving it! Paul Robertson is definitely a fresh, new, witty voice in Christian fiction; I guess this is his third novel, but his first novel I've read. The novel reads more like humor than suspense, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Robertson certainly knows how to write witty dialogue. He does more with dialogue than any other author I've read. I'm intrigued and looking forward to seeing how the novel develops. I will post a complete review when I'm finished. Congratulations, Paul! You've got me hooked.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Adam. It's a great book. I'll be hunting down his first two books, for sure.