The Gordian Knot

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Will truth win a verdict over power and reputation? In The Gordian Knot a shocking murder leads to an intricate battle of wits between a preacher and a prodigy.

Sixteen-year-old prodigy Joe Tolleson discovers the grisly truth about the venerated pillar of Hidden Falls, the Reverend Silas Wayne. Nobody wants to believe Joe's story about Wayne's crimes, not even his parents.

Marshalling his ingenuity and courage, Joe unravels the minister's ...

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Overview

Will truth win a verdict over power and reputation? In The Gordian Knot a shocking murder leads to an intricate battle of wits between a preacher and a prodigy.

Sixteen-year-old prodigy Joe Tolleson discovers the grisly truth about the venerated pillar of Hidden Falls, the Reverend Silas Wayne. Nobody wants to believe Joe's story about Wayne's crimes, not even his parents.

Marshalling his ingenuity and courage, Joe unravels the minister's diabolically clever scheme to cover his tracks, only to have the tables mysteriously turned against him. Adversity forces Joe to face the truth about his parents, and to come to grips with complex psychological and philosophical questions. Only a newcomer to Hidden Falls champions Joe's cause, but Wayne has a beautiful and brilliant civil liberties attorney on his side. Joe must overcome the hostility of his hometown and his attraction to Wayne's attorney if the truth is to prevail. The outcome of an intricate courtroom battle of wits hangs in balance until the final verdict.

The Gordian Knot is a murder mystery, legal thriller, and coming-of-age novel of ideas with exciting twists and turns on every page.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595146857
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2001

    Fresh Approach to a Thriller

    I was drawn into THE GORDIAN KNOT as I debated how I would react in the shoes of each of the town's participants. The beloved Reverend Silas Wayne, pillar of the community, has managed to trap its leading members in ways they don't want anyone else to know. He has committed a heinous crime, yet he is never questioned until young Joe Tolleson, a sophisticated, brilliant sixteen-year-old student, confronts him. The trial scenes are riveting as the plot twists and turns, and Joe himself is blamed for the murder. You'll stay up all night to read this thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2001

    Very well-written, exciting thriller

    The Gordian Knot is the best piece of non-fiction that I have read in a long time. The character development makes you feel as if you are a part of the story. It is fast-paced, with many interesting twists. I could not put it down, until I finished it. I am recommending it to my book club!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    Better Than The Run-of-the-Mill Thriller

    An excellent suspense novel that first portrays the killer and the crime and then proceeds to untangle the web of deception, gullibility and guilt. Through his use of symbolism, style, and characer background and development, the author's demonstrated insight into the fine line that seperates light and dark, good and evil, and love and hate makes this book a captivating read. I couldn't wait to see which of the opposite traits would come out on top. I recommend it to anyone wanting a well-wiritten, insightful novel.

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