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Playing Saint: A Novel
Parker Saint is an up-and-coming superstar pastor on the verge of achieving everything he’s always wanted—namely, a nationally syndicated TV program and a major book deal. His success seems all but guaranteed until an angry incident with a flight attendant lands him on the wrong side of the law. To keep his growing empire from collapsing in on itself, Parker cuts a deal and agrees to serve as a police consultant on the trail of a twisted serial killer who marks his victims with religious symbols. The problem is, Parker’s anything but an expert, faking his way through the investigation by slipping away to consult his smart phone.

As he is drawn deeper into a web of intrigue involving an obsessive and demanding detective, a trio of relentless Vatican operatives, a string of botched exorcisms, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, Parker finds himself questioning everything he has been trying so hard to protect.

Building to a frantic climax, Playing Saint (Thomas Nelson, 2014) is a timeless and yet incredibly timely exploration of what compels us, what defines us, and what redeems us. With its combination of suspense, humor, and intriguing characters, it will suck readers in until the final shocking twist.