Book Review of Playing Saint By Zachary Bartels

Playing Saint
By: Zachary Bartels
Genre: Christian Mystery/ Thriller
352 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, October 2014

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any other way.

Yesterday, Parker Saint’s only concern was his swiftly rising star power.
Today, he’s just trying to stay alive.
Parker Saint is living the dream. A cushy job at a thriving megachurch has him on the verge of becoming a bestselling author and broadcast celebrity—until life takes an abrupt turn that lands him on the wrong side of the law. To avoid a public scandal, he agrees to consult with the police on a series of brutal murders linked by strange religious symbols scrawled on each victim.
Parker tries to play the expert, but he is clearly in over his head. Drawn ever deeper into a web of intrigue involving a demanding detective, a trio of secretive Vatican operatives, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, he realizes for the first time that the battle between good and evil is all too real—and that the killer is coming back . . . this time for him.

This is Bartels' first entry into the mystery genre and he did a good job. The characters are fully realized and interesting and the plot was cohesive. The mystery was also a good one and will keep a person on the edge of the seat. I recommend it. So, it's getting...

  1/2 teacups

 About the Author:

Zachary Bartels is the author of Playing Saint. An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, he serves as pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, MI, where he lives with his wife Erin and their son.


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