15 October 2014

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels

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Yesterday, Parker Saint’s only concern was his swiftly rising star power.
Today, he’s 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 celebrity – until 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 real – and that the killer is coming back… this time for him.

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels is just an all-around great and exciting story. A fast-paced thriller full of mystery, suspense and interesting characters, it is a novel that is nearly impossible to put down. The character of Parker Saint, in particular, fascinated me. I definitely did not like Parker when I first met him, but his character development throughout the novel is both intriguing and thought-provoking. His story kept me on my toes and definitely threw a few surprises at me. An overall fun read, I definitely recommend Playing Saint for lovers of thrillers and will be looking out for more from Zachary Bartels in the future.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of Playing Saint and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Author
Zachary Bartels is the author of Playing Saint. An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, he serves as pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, MI, where he lives with his wife Erin and their son. You can find him online at his website.

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