Monday, January 23, 2012

Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy

About the Book

A detective with a gift for discerning spirits...

A pastor whose sinful past is awakened by a murder...
A killer with a demonic taste for destruction...
And the plague of murders that has them on a collision course.
When a serial killer wreaks havoc on the city of Chicago with the fury of an old testament plague, detective Keren Collins is on the case. Armed with her God-given gift of discerning spirits, she sets out on a race against time to stop a madmen before he strikes again.
Pastor Paul Morris, a retired cop who once tried to ruin Keren's career, is the focus of the murder's obsession...but unaware of the link between himself and the killer that marks him as the ultimate victim.
As the two race to end the killing spree,Paul struggles to not let his old self rule him. And Keren can't decide whether she is glad to see Paul suffer of if she is falling in love with him. Will they win this battle of good over evil?

My Thought
I loved this book! Mary Nealy/Connealy writes superbly not matter what genre she takes on. When I heard about this book I was intrigued as to how the Ten Plagues from the Bible could be translated to now and carried out by a man. I wasn't disappointed! They were obviously on a smaller scale but true to the biblical ones nonetheless. I was also a little afraid that the whole “discerning spirits” might be a little hokey, but Mary handled it quite well and made it pretty realistic.
Paul's battle in himself between “Pastor Jekyll” the kind, caring pastor, and “Detective Hyde” the ruthless, unfeeling cop, was a classic picture of the war of our old sinful nature with our new God-given nature. It helps prove that no one is perfect, not even pastors!
Keren and Paul's love story was sweet as they both overcame their fears of what a relationship would bring and trusted God with their lives.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Christian Suspense. It's worth the read.

About the Author

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy...with cowboys.
She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita and Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist.
She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy.
She also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries, under the name Mary Nealy.
Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren.


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