According to Their Deeds

According to Their Deeds

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by Paul Robertson
     
 

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Charles Beale lives happily in the shadows of Washington, D.C., as a respectable rare-books dealer. Or mostly respectable. He has a streak of the gambler in him and when a devoted client dies--a man deeply connected to the Justice Department--Beale eagerly regains the man's book collection...and soon finds himself with more than he bid on. In one volume, Beale…  See more details below

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Charles Beale lives happily in the shadows of Washington, D.C., as a respectable rare-books dealer. Or mostly respectable. He has a streak of the gambler in him and when a devoted client dies--a man deeply connected to the Justice Department--Beale eagerly regains the man's book collection...and soon finds himself with more than he bid on. In one volume, Beale discovers documents incriminating a host of major political figures--blackmail material that might have led to murder. Weighing questions of justice and mercy--and with a bull's-eye on his back--Beale must untangle a complicated knot of deadly lies and dangerous secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Bookloons.com
... profoundly affecting .... According to Their Deeds unfolds as a suspense-filled, Christian-themed tale in which justice and mercy become something more than abstractions in a very serious game of life and death.
—Tim Davis
Fark FaithfulReader.com
The dialogue in According to Their Deeds is without a doubt the most clever I have ever read. Dry wit, puns and ingenious references to classic tales pepper a fascinating story of justice vs. mercy. An interesting variety of characters weaves in and out of Charles's investigation, each made distinct by his or her dialogue and quirks.... And then there is the sweet-but-not-sugary, sincere and enviable relationship between Charles and his wife, Dorothy. Even without lengthy descriptions, the heart of this relationship is made strong by the author's brilliantly creative use of the English language. From the moment Dorothy is introduced, the reader can see she lovingly holds the key to Charles's heart....

I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a thought-provoking, fascinating whodunit with rich characterization, colorful imagery and creative twists and turns.
—Susan Miura

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441207876
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
933 KB

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Meet the Author

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

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