Contrition by Robert E. Hirsch

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In a tiny community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Brother Placidus finds little Amanda LeFleur sacrificed below a crucifix, in the attic of The Brothers of the Holy Cross. It is not the first body he’s found there.

Assigned to the investigation is detective Peter Toche whose last case was that of a murdered child, a child that has been haunting his dreams, forcing him to face his worst fears and the evil that has targeted his town.

As additional victims are discovered, Tristan St. Germain, a mysterious man who was rescued by a parish priest from the waters near his home, may hold the key to the safety of all mankind.

Little Amanda was only the beginning...
 

About Robert E. Hirsch

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Robert Hirsch was born in Pusan, Korea in 1948. As the Korean War was ending in 1953, his mother sent him at age five to the United States to live with his biological father due to Korea’s harsh wartime conditions of starvation, disease and destruction. He spent the next thirteen years as a military dependent, traveling all over America and spending three years in France where he attended school at a French lycee. He graduated from Cameron University in Lawton Oklahoma and entered the teaching profession as a French and Social Studies instructor. He retired after forty years in June of 2012, having served during his career as a teacher, bus driver, assistant principal, Dean of Discipline, principal and superintendent. He resides with his wife, Melissa Ann Hirsch, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi along the Gulf Coast which they have claimed as their home since 1980.
 
Published August 17, 2012 by JournalStone. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Loss of faith in today’s society is so common place, it’s rendered as a given, almost expected.

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Jeanie Loiacono 24 Apr 2013

Robert Hirsch is a master writer. He scared me and made me forget to do the laundry. That is good writing. Contrition is the kind of book you will not put down until you read the last word.

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Jeanie Loiacono 27 Oct 2013

I found this to be a book you will read during every spare moment just so can find out what happens next.

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