The Empty Coffin: A Sam and Vera Sloan Mystery [NOOK Book]

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The daily work of a policeman can push an officer into the most debased side of life. Sam Sloan struggles to stay faithful to his Christian ideals while solving brutal murders and heinous crimes. The Empty Coffin finds detective Sloan and his wife, Vera, faced with the greatest challenge of their lives. In addition to solving a difficult case, this tough cop still tries to live out his faith with honesty and conviction. The problems Sam faces at work create tension at home. As the Sloans struggle to keep their ...
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The Empty Coffin: A Sam and Vera Sloan Mystery

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Overview

The daily work of a policeman can push an officer into the most debased side of life. Sam Sloan struggles to stay faithful to his Christian ideals while solving brutal murders and heinous crimes. The Empty Coffin finds detective Sloan and his wife, Vera, faced with the greatest challenge of their lives. In addition to solving a difficult case, this tough cop still tries to live out his faith with honesty and conviction. The problems Sam faces at work create tension at home. As the Sloans struggle to keep their marriage together, the couple evolves into a crime-fighting force, working together on difficult cases that baffle the police. Sloan's hard-nosed detective work, coupled with his faith and humility, brings an unusual solution to a murder case in which there is no corpse!
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his 25th book, Wise, an Episcopal bishop, begins a new detective series which, alas, is off to an inauspicious start. The plot augurs well. There's been a murder in Colorado Springs, Colo., but the body is missing. This doesn't faze Det. Sam Sloan, who has built his reputation on his infallibility. But he's under other pressures. His long hours spent solving crimes are threatening his marriage, and his Christian faith isn't going over well at work. When Sam's wife, Vera, jumps into the action to help find the corpse, things begin to cook or they should. Unfortunately, fans of Wise's most recent book, Be Not Afraid, will be surprised by the poor writing and editing that hamper the reader on every page. Descriptions are confusing and overdone, characters share the same names and clich s abound. One of the worst moments is when Sam comforts the brother of the murdered teen, saying, "Jesus Christ died on a tree, and we know Allan died at the foot of one." Loyal readers will wade through strange non sequiturs and overly padded text only to reach an anticlimactic ending. There is a promising future for mysteries with a faith perspective, but to capitalize on that, Wise and his publisher must invest in making the next book a tighter, more engaging read. (June) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418565442
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/5/2001
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 559 KB

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