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Salvation Boulevardby Larry Beinhart
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Some cases test a private investigators wits, others test his courage, and still others, his character. In Salvation Boulevard, P.I. Carl Van Wagener has found a case that tests them all, and then goes on to test his soul. A professor is dead and a suspect—who has confessed—is in custody. But nothing is what it seems. After all, the dead man is an atheist professor, the accused an Islamic foreign student, the defense attorney a Jew, and the detective a Born Again Christian. As Carl gets deeper and deeper into the investigation of the death of professor Nathaniel MacLeod, his most basic beliefs and relationships are tried and his world is turned upside down. The mega-church, the pastor, and his new wife who have redeemed Carl from a life of grim debauchery insist on his dropping the case. But he cant stop searching for the real killer and the truth—no matter what the personal cost.
Salvation Boulevard is a page-turning thriller in the tradition of John Grisham and Richard Condon that grapples with the ecstatic and entropic nature of religious faith in contemporary America.
The murder victim: an atheist. The accused: Muslim. The lawyer: Jewish. The detective: Born Again Christian. A thriller about death, faith, and God—from one of Americas best mystery writers.
A critically acclaimed thriller by one of Americas best mystery writers about death, faith, religion, God, and the real mysteries of life
A professor is dead. A suspect—who has confessed—is in custody. But nothing is what it seems. The dead man is an atheist, the accused an Islamic foreign student, the defense attorney a Jew, and the detective a Born Again Christian. As the detective gets deeper and deeper into the investigation of the death of the professor, his most basic beliefs and relationships are tried, his world is turned upside down. And yet he cant stop searching for the real killer and the truth—no matter what the personal cost.
About the Author
Larry Beinhart is the author of Wag the Dog (originally published as American Hero) on which the film starring Robert De Niro was based, and The Librarian. His No One Rides for Free (1986) received the 1987 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He currently resides in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and two children.
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