The Good Heart

The Good Heart

by James Michael Pratt

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The Good Heart by James Michael Pratt

He expected peace, but it had not come. Would God require something from him for the secret he had kept for more than 40 years?

One mad dies, and another lives through the gift of a transplanted heart. As the recipient heals, memories he was never aware of come to him in dreams and in bright flashes of recognition that have no past. As the "heart memories" become more vivid, Mike Stone begins to understand that the secret imbedded in his new heart can destroy the very person responsible for saving his life. After years of hard living, Mike has experienced a literal change of heart. Passionately in love for the first time in his life, he is desperate to survive and to redeem the recklessness of his youth. But as he follows the trail of memories encoded in the donated heart and wrestles with issues of integrity and forgiveness, someone else seems determined to make certain the secret is never revealed. Torn between his newfound values and a desire to protect his family from harm, Mike must decide if exposing the truth is worth the risk.

Set in the fast-paced, power-hungry climate of Washington, D.C., this gripping new novel combines political intrigue with passion and danger while unraveling the mystery behind a brotherly pact that threatens all in its path.

Praise for James Michel Pratt's Fiction

The much-anticipated new novel from the New York Time bestselling author of The Last Valentine.

  • Ticket Home - "Another heartrending tale of love and loss�from a master of moral fiction." - Booklist
  • The Last Valentine - "Pratt lets the story do the talking and ends up touching the reader's heart." - The Daily Sun (Robins Warner, GA)
  • The LighthouseKeeper - "Pratt� [shows] that the human spirit is like a lighthouse, capable of shining though the most devastating storms." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author
James Michael Pratt made his national literary debut with his first novel, The Last Valentine, which became a New York Times bestseller. His subsequent fiction has included The Lighthouse Keeper, Ticket Home, and Paradise Bay. He is also the author of two nonfiction titles: Dad: The Man Who Lied to Save the Planet and Mom: The Woman Who Made Oatmeal Stick to My Ribs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629731483
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 381,170
File size: 633 KB

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