The Mormon Candidate [NOOK Book]

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While investigating the murder of a Marine veteran at a motorcycle rally, reporter Ben Teller infiltrates the Mormon Temple and uncovers a dark secret that could determine the presidential elections.
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Overview

While investigating the murder of a Marine veteran at a motorcycle rally, reporter Ben Teller infiltrates the Mormon Temple and uncovers a dark secret that could determine the presidential elections.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014241762
  • Publisher: Avraham Azrieli
  • Publication date: 3/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 785,156
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Avraham Azrieli, a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, practiced law for two decades before publishing his first novel, The Masada Complex, a best-selling political thriller. Like Ben Teller, the protagonist in The Mormon Candidate, Azrieli loves riding his motorcycle in the hilly woods of western Maryland.
Azrieli's previous novels include The Masada Complex, The Jerusalem Inception, The Jerusalem Assassin, and Christmas for Joshua. He is also the author of the WWII biography One Step Ahead, which inspired the musical By Wheel and By Wing.
For more about Azrieli’s books, visit www.AzrieliBooks.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    WARNING: This novel is extremely engaging and well-written. You

    WARNING: This novel is extremely engaging and well-written. You may go on a reading binge for 12 hours and read it completely.  (ok enough of the disclaimer…)
    Azrieli’s writing skills and character development are refreshing compared to what are on shelves now. This novel is extremely well researched and its captivating plot twists keep the reader engaged and wanting more. Readers will follow freelance journalist, Ben Teller and his journey down the rabbit hole that uncovers some shocking circumstances. This novel has the recipe for a great suspenseful mystery: police corruption, political and religious cover-ups, death and betrayal. Azrieli takes all these key unnerving plots and creates such a great storyline which flows very well from chapter to chapter. 
    I am ecstatic that I found this author and I am very happy he has written other novels – all of which I am sure I will be engrossed in. 
    Amazing Read! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    In the Mormon Candidate, photojournalist Ben Teller finds himsel

    In the Mormon Candidate, photojournalist Ben Teller finds himself in a heap of trouble when he uncovers a mystery behind the apparent suicide of a motorcyclist during a veteran parade. This novel is action-packed, fast-paced, and very well-written. Aside from the fact that the novel touches on uncomfortable, controversial aspects of the Mormon religion that may or may not be true, I enjoyed reading this book. Avraham Azrieli is a talented author, and I'm definitely interested in reading more of his work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    I got this book only a few short days ago and I read it nonstop!

    I got this book only a few short days ago and I read it nonstop! The beginning of the book grabs your attention with action and mystery. The author definitely put in a lot of time to research the Mormon Church, and made me think of this past election! Definitely a great read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

    Mystery thy name is “The Mormon Candidate” The Mo



    Mystery thy name is “The Mormon Candidate”

    The Mormon Candidate by Avraham Azrieli is an invitation to the thrill-starved readers to take a dip into ocean of mystery. The author has weaved plenty of mysterious and thrilling plots one after another for readers to be left panting for breath. Such is the mastery of Avraham Azrieli over the art of Mystery that I could hardly put down the book once I started reading it. Good thing, I read it during this weekend, otherwise ‘The Mormon Candidate’ would have eaten into one of my precious commodities – a day’s leave.

    The story starts with a happy- go- lucky freelance freak, Ben covering the Annual Marine corps Veteran Annual Ride. What seems like an ordinary bike accident resulting in the death of its rider Zachariah Hinckley turns out to be a murder. It leads Ben on the trail of the murderers and their deep rooted conspiracy. And the story like Ben’s BMW bike hits the fast lane. What follows is a breath taking turn of events involving conspiracy, Mystery and morbid practices of Mormon cult. There is never a dull moment throughout the ride to the root of the mystery.

    Behind this fictitious mystery novel, one can apparently recognize the stupendous efforts of the Author Avraham in unearthing the details about Mormon sect. Besides, Avraham’s minute description of the functioning of the bikes unravels his studious research upon the things dealt by him.

    Altogether “The Mormon Candidate” is a Must read novel for readers craving for THRILL and EXCITEMENT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    It's rare to find such a compellingly written mystery, but this

    It's rare to find such a compellingly written mystery, but this book fits the bill. The characters suck you right in, the drama of the political and religious overtones have you hanging on every word. There's something for everyone to relate to, from the Jewish main character to the little insights into the Mormon Church, all worked around a truly intricate conspiracy that keeps you from pausing even at chapter breaks. Ben Teller is brilliant, stubborn and witty, and all his interactions make you smile or nod, and follow his every action with bated breath. Honestly, one of the most intricate stories I've read, nuanced and very well laid out, with impressive attention to detail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    If you enjoy reading stories with mystery, suspense, politics, a

    If you enjoy reading stories with mystery, suspense, politics, and power; this book is for you.
    Author Avraham Azrieli explores the world of Mormonism and the possibility of a political candidate
    who unbeknownst to the American people, is on the warpath for control of the free world with the intent
    on forcing their beliefs on the American people. "The Mormon Candidate" will not disappoint nor bore the
     reader, the author delves deep into the back alleys of politics and religion without using finite details.
    The story does not feel like fantasy, rather it feels like a possibility in today's day and age of shifting
     worldviews and backhand politics. I also learned a good deal about the Mormon worldview, Azrieli
    really did his homework. I look forward to seeing more of Azrieli's quality writings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    If there was a book as thrilling as this, you would have to look

    If there was a book as thrilling as this, you would have to look at authors like Dan Brown and John Grisham to find anything remotely similar to how good this novel is. From a dark conspiracy threatening the 2012 presidential election, to insight into the Mormon religion, this well-written novel dives deep as its freelance journalist uncovers the truth behind the initial motorcycle crash in the beginning. I highly recommend .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Good book, but needed more research before writing. I really li

    Good book, but needed more research before writing.

    I really like Avraham Azrieli writing style. He has a way of bringing you into the book. He is a good story teller. Writing is easy to read and follow the storyline.

    Without giving away any of the story - he is a good thriller writer. Except for the inaccuracies (see below) it was a pleasure to read and hard to put down. This book would have received a higher rating if the LDS Church was put in a more accurate light.

    I wish he would have spent more time researching the LDS (Mormon) church. As a member of the church the inaccuracies were very hard to overcome. Every time the story took you to something about the church, there were inaccuracies, some small, most large and plainly wrong. I get the feeling that he interviewed ex- members of the Church and incorporated some of their hurt feeling and experiences into the the book - as the church was painted in negative broad strokes.

    Aside from the incomplete research on the LDS Church - the book is good.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    Avrieli has a wonderful way of using religion and conspiracy in

    Avrieli has a wonderful way of using religion and conspiracy in his writing. I wasn’t too familiar with the Mormon faith prior to reading “The Mormon Candidate,” but now I have a lot more insight into the faith. There are plenty of twists and turns involving cover-ups, death, and controversial religious practices. I couldn’t put this book down. This story would lend itself quite well to the big screen. 

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  • Posted November 18, 2013

    In The Mormon Candidate, Avraham Azrieli explores the connection

    In The Mormon Candidate, Avraham Azrieli explores the connections between politics and religion. Covering the story of a tragic accident during a Marine Corps Veterans' motorcycle ride, freelance photo-journalist Ben Teller begins to suspect it may not have been an accident at all. Upon discovering the victim's iPod, Ben finds it contains a journal describing Presidential hopeful Joe Morgan's questionable past and leads Ben down a path to his own history. His investigation makes him the target of another attempted "accident," and in order to uncover the truth (and save his own life), he has to learn as much as he can about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to uncover evidence of the Mormon candidate's secret.
    Azrieli creates a thrilling tale of deception, cover-ups, and murder. His depiction of the LDS Church sticks to the facts (with the exception of the Danites, which is a topic open to some debate). Can The Mormon Candidate be redeemed? Read Azrieli's book to find out!

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

    "The Mormon Candidate" is an interesting novel. I like

    "The Mormon Candidate" is an interesting novel. I like reading classic novels & mysteries like Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh so the writing style & plot was something new for me but still an engaging read. As far as mysteries go, it kept me somewhat guessing at what will happen next. The main character, in my opinion, can be one of those relate-able characters for a certain group of people. All in all, a fun read.

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

    Riveting! One of Azrieli¿s best! This first-rate mystery is fil

    Riveting! One of Azrieli’s best! This first-rate mystery is filled with intrigue! The main character, Ben Teller, is a freelance reporter participating in a Veterans Memorial ride when an awful motorcycle accident causes the death of one of the veterans, Zachariah Hinckley. Or was it an accident? Peculiar behavior of police on the scene is just the start of Teller’s hunch that this was no accident. His investigation leads him to go deep uncover in the Church of Latter Day Saints, as he probes a Mormon presidential candidate. While taking us through shocking twists and turns, Azrieli spares no detail as he skillfully educates the reader about the ideology and rituals of the Mormon Church. In this aspect, Azrieli is the master. All of his books are not only fast-paced thrillers, but, wonderfully educational. Be prepared for a fantastic ride with a totally unpredictable ending. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    I am really not in to books like this one but when I started to

    I am really not in to books like this one but when I started to read "The Mormon Candidate" I really enjoyed the way everything was explained and laid out. Avraham Azrieli really made me think I was living the moment. I really enjoyed how everything was explained in much detail. The only thing bad I would have to say I do not enjoy the repeat of product names. I am not a fan of that type of writing but other wise then that I liked the book. It was a really great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    I enjoyed reading The Mormon Candidate. It's full of eye opening

    I enjoyed reading The Mormon Candidate. It's full of eye opening deeply researched religious beliefs that most people are probably not aware of and may even find deeply troubling. The mystery and twists involved in the story kept me interested to the end and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in drama and scandal especially if they hold staunch religious traditions. The story had a personal touch because of my Jewish faith which is the cornerstone of the internal conflict brewing in one of the characters. The plot also has many parallels with the 2012 US presidential election which gives it that 'based on a true story' feel and really makes you wonder how much we know about whats going on around us.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    The moment that you pick up The Mormon Candidate, you are transf

    The moment that you pick up The Mormon Candidate, you are transformed into the world of Ben Teller, a freelance
    reporter investigating an ordinary motorcycle accident.  The deeper Ben investigate the more mysterious the case becomes.
    Powerful religious oranization and people are involved with the accident, which make Ben’s investigation more difficult and
    dangerous.  Azrieli style transform you into the story where you feel like your are really there.  
    I must applaud him taking on this touchy religious subject, although I might not agree with his point of view.
     If you want a novel that will pull you into the story with non stop action, then The Mormon Candidate is for you.  
    It is reminiscence of Conn Iggulden (author of The Caesar and Genghis Khan Serious).   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    A must read book for anyone that likes a good murder mystery tha

    A must read book for anyone that likes a good murder mystery that flirts between fiction and reality. Mr. Azrieli a GREAT job of researching the Mormon Church and some of its practices and weaves them into a murder mystery with reporter Ben at the center of the action as he works to help a murdered Mormon finish the task he started...but is he...the ending will leave you slapping your head and saying I DID NOT EXPECT THAT ! AT ALL. You will not be disappointed once you turn the first few pages.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    I am a fan of Avraham Azrieli and follow his books. For me, The

    I am a fan of Avraham Azrieli and follow his books. For me, The Mormon Candidate is a relatively short read. I can read quickly and with just over 270 pages, I could not put the book down until I was done once I started reading. My family had to fend for themselves for dinner that night. I loved the thriller aspect of the book, very much like a Dan Brown novel. Fast paced, action packed, full of facts. If you like politics, conspiracy theories, and danger, this is a book for you. 

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    I was a little apprehensive to read this at first since I don't

    I was a little apprehensive to read this at first since I don't know much about the Mormon faith, but this book turned out to be something special. My favorite parts are the "flashbacks" specifically. They paint this picture of intrigue that really sets the tone for the rest of the book and makes it worth reading. There were a few plot twists that I saw coming but that actually heightened the suspense because you were literally waiting for it to happen. Being a former Soldier I recommend this book because it paints a picture of what I like to call the Military/Faith complex that I had to deal with myself. Overall good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character was definitel

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character was definitely a good guy but he had his faults. A very likable hero for the story. The plot line was intense and kept me turning pages late into the night. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Wow! What a great book! It has an amazing twist at the end that

    Wow! What a great book! It has an amazing twist at the end that makes me want to go back and read it again. I finished the whole book in one day. I just couldn't put it down. Great read.

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