Thursday, September 5, 2013

Best-Selling Novelist Paul Maier Loves "Root of All Evil?"

Paul L. Maier, best-selling novelist whose list of notable books includes A Skeleton in God's Closet, recently served up the following assessment of Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating:

Root of All Evil? is an extraordinarily good read.  Only Ray Keating could come up with a character like Pastor Stephen Grant.  You'll remember him from the first book in his series, Warrior Monk.  Grant is a Lutheran minister with a past quite different from that of a typical cleric:  special forces, CIA, a man who packs heat as well as packaging the gospel.  Oh, and he's also married to the ex-wife of a sleazy U.S. Senator.  Happens all the time, right?! 
As trouble mounts in this page-turner, Grant will need both skills  -- martial and theological -- to punish evil and save the good.  Even though the Bible says that it's the love of money which is the root of all evil, Grant will find that even a casual appreciation of the U.S. dollar is enough to corrupt church men, government officials, and foreign agents.  Yet Grant can also save souls in whatever den of inequity he finds them.  
Ray Keating writes brilliantly and convincingly.  Violating all rules of physics, he can turn novels of paper into iron magnets that you cannot put down. 

Thanks so much, Paul!