Prophets and Loss (A Johnny Ravine Mystery)

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by Martin Roth

Prophets and Loss (A Johnny Ravine Mystery)

Prophets and Loss (A Johnny Ravine Mystery)

by Martin Roth

Private detective Johnny Ravine works to solve the mystery of a born-again Christian found strangled in the city's classiest brothel, a page of the Bible stuffed in his mouth.
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Forgiveness is the most attractive of the virtues. Until you actually have someone to forgive.

When Melissa Stonelea’s born-again Christian husband Grant is found strangled in the bondage room of the city’s classiest brothel, a page of the Bible stuffed in his mouth, she doesn’t need to hear more of her pastor’s sermons on the healing powers of forgiveness. She needs revenge.

Enter private detective Johnny Ravine, seeking the quiet life in Australia after more than twenty years as a freedom fighter in East Timor. The murdered man was his best friend. But, as he starts to investigate the slaying, a mysterious phone call and then a bullet through his window plunge him into the heart of a deadly terrorist conspiracy.

Suddenly he finds himself locked inside a shady world of stock market manipulators, sex workers and underground militia, while desperately hunting the killers. But Johnny is concealing a violent past and demons of his own. Can he crack the mystery before he himself cracks?

In Johnny Ravine we have a brilliant but flawed hero who is plunged into the far reaches of the human psyche - forced to confront a cycle of evil that could destroy him and all he loves. But also forced to confront the evil that lurks in his own heart.

This stunning book is everything a hard-boiled, private eye thriller should be - relentlessly powerful, fast-paced, full of twists and with a heart-stopping climax.


Praise for Martin Roth’s thriller “Hot Rock Dreaming” (Australian Christian Book of the Year finalist):

“Roth is a Christian author and, although spiritual warfare is crucial to the plot, this book is still a murder mystery…Thought-provoking and an enjoyable read.”
– On Fire

“Highly readable…You will be both entertained and educated.”
– Journey


About the Author:

Martin Roth is a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent whose reports from Asia have appeared in leading publications around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. He is the author of many books.

The first three thrillers in his Johnny Ravine private eye series are “Prophets and Loss,” “Hot Rock Dreaming” (Australian Christian Book of the Year finalist) and “Burning at the Boss.”

He is also the author of the Military Orders series, with “Brother Half Angel,” “The Maria Kannon,” “Military Orders” and "Festival in the Desert."

He lives in Australia with his Korean wife and three sons.

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Pages: 200

ASIN: B00731P266

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