Sunday, September 26, 2010

Book of Nathan review

BOOK OF NATHAN, Curt Weeden and Richard Marek, Oceanview, $25.95, 264 pages, ISBN: 9781933515915, reviewed by Barry Hunter.

After Rick Bullock’s wife died, he assumed her role as director of a homeless shelter. Here he is able to see people at their lowest point and tries to give them a helping hand. When Zeus, a gentle giant with the mind of an eight year old, is accused of murder Bullock gets involved to prove that Zeus was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The murder victim was Benjamin Kurios, a high profile evangelist, who is about to announce the finding of The Book of Nathan, a long lost biblical text that will set the pro-life and pro-choice groups out to obtain the text.

Bullock is aided by two friends from the shelter and gets involved with the mob, a stripper, pro and anti abortion groups, lawyers and billionaires. All of them have their own agendas and all do their best to force Bullock to aid them, no matter what the collateral damage is.

Weeden and Marek have written a comedic mystery unlike any other I have read. This is the perfect read if you want an intriguing, lighthearted way to pass a rainy afternoon, or just something to help you pass some time. I think we may see some more from Rick Bullock and his friends.

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