Prayer by Philip Kerr

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The story is too slow-moving; a sermon lasts for almost four pages. And then there's that sex scene, in which Martins describes himself, unerotically, as "one who had almost forgotten what it was like to cleave unto a woman"
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A chilling modern horror story in which the source of the horror is totally unexpected - and utterly terrifying. Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, now his job makes him question the existence of a God who could allow the violence he sees every day. Gil is asked to investigate a series of unexplained deaths of victims known for their liberal views. When a woman tells Gil that these men have been killed by prayer, he questions her sanity. Yet the evidence mounts that there might be something in what she says, even more so when Gil finds that his own life is on the line.
 

About Philip Kerr

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Philip Kerr is the author of nine acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels. If the Dead Rise Not won the 2009 CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Crime Novel. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh and now lives in London.
 
Published May 6, 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 423 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alison Flood on Oct 19 2013

The story is too slow-moving; a sermon lasts for almost four pages. And then there's that sex scene, in which Martins describes himself, unerotically, as "one who had almost forgotten what it was like to cleave unto a woman"

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