Original Sin

Original Sin

by Brandt Dodson


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Colton Parker was just fired from the FBI, has a teenage daughter who blames him for her mother’s death, and now that he’s hung out his shingle as a P.I., his first paying client—Angie Howe—has enough money for only one day’s worth of investigating. But Angie looks like she could use a friend, so Colton has his first case.

When the mystery is finally resolved, Colton is resigned to improve his parenting skills with his daughter—and while the pair still struggle with each other, hope finally gets a chance to grow.

First in the Colton Parker, P.I. series, from Brandt Dodson—a compelling new author with a family history in law enforcement spanning several generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736918091
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Series: A Colton Parker Mystery Series
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Original Sin 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
When I think of a PI, Magnum comes to mind. The Hawaiian shirt with the fancy car going to exotic places in Hawaii and having a fun time. So I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. Well it turned out to be an unexpected awesome read. Normally I wouldn't have picked up this book because it's not in the genre I normally read. However I am so glad that I did. There is non stop action in this book. It's very gritty and I felt like I was watching an episode of Magnum (minus the cheesiness). I really like Colton's character. He's a very good detective and is able to get what he needs out of other people but he doesn't manipulate them to get info. He also cares very much for his daughter even though their relationship is strained. Dodson takes his character into places most Christian novels would never dream of going. Strip clubs are visited. Pornography is exposed. Teachers selling students for sex sales. Web cam shows. Nothing is untouched with this book. But there is nothing graphic and even though Colton's character is not a Christian in this book, he does not want anything to do with these things. He begins to show interest in the faith but the storyline is not preachy at all. This book is really an eye opener that people are not always what they seem. It makes you think twice about people you put your trust in. I was immediately hooked after I started reading this book. It's a definite page turner that you won't want to stop reading. This is a perfect book to give to a guy who doesn't like to read. Highly recommended and I have found a new favorite author.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
Original Sin by Brandt Dodson is a real page turner. In some ways I couldn't even tell it was a Christian book. I don't mean that in a bad way. The subject matter (internet pornography) is just one subject that most publishers don't want to touch. I thought the author did an excellent job developing a riveting plot, believable characters, and situations that leave you on the edge of your seat. What impressed me most about this book was how the author took the reader to a deeper place delving into the meaning of life and a sense of purpose that everyone seeks. He had the main character taking an honest look at his own life, and I was moved by the things Colton learned about himself and his own sinful heart. This story ranks high on my list of favorite mystery/suspense novels and I highly recommend it. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Seventy Time Seven. If it's anything like this debut novel, it'll be worth every minute of my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Brandt Dodson's books. My husband and I have read them all. We are anxiously waiting for his new book to be released in July.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Colton Parker is as funny and entertaining as the Author himself and since I worked with Brandt Dodson for a few years and consider him a fantastic and amusing friend, I feel I can say that! The book is a page turner...once you start, you can't stop reading. I rate it right at the top!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Colton Parker comes across as a real-life guy that we can't help but cheer for. He has seen the gritty side of life and experienced tragedy, but he's trying to maintain balance in an upside-down world while following a string of clues in a murder mystery. A good read with several layers of plot. Looking forward to the next in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good murder mystery with a flawed hero who can never catch a break and causes a lot of his own problems. It has a large assortment of interesting characters: a disgraced ex-FBI agent, an aggressive cop, a murdered teacher, and a list of suspects that all have dark sides. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.