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Prayer by Philip Kerr
  

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Fans will find this very different from his period spy Bernie Gunther novels. Here we have FBI agent Gil Martin questioning his faith much to his wife’s horror. Gil finds a Christian organisation that believes that, through the power of prayer, they can bring down an avenging angel. Certainly some rather strange unexplained deaths occur. This is part religious meditation, part exposure of the American charismatic church men who make money out of religion and part the rejection of traditional beliefs. Is there a God of love or a God of fear? Powerful stuff, wrapped round an intriguing thriller.

If you like Philip Kerr you might also like to read books by Alan Furst, Gordon Ferris and Danny Miller.

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Synopsis

Prayer by Philip Kerr

A chilling modern horror story in which the source of the horror is totally unexpected - and utterly terrifying. Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, now his job makes him question the existence of a God who could allow the violence he sees every day. Gil is asked to investigate a series of unexplained deaths of victims known for their liberal views. When a woman tells Gil that these men have been killed by prayer, he questions her sanity. Yet the evidence mounts that there might be something in what she says, even more so when Gil finds that his own life is on the line.

Reviews

'A high-concept novel tackled in unabashed fashion'
Independent

'A cracking thriller ... the story unfolds at a white-knuckle pace with a sense of the unknown that is genuinely disturbing'
The Times

About the Author

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, and lives in London. He is the author of March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem, A Philosophical Investigation, and Dead Meat. He has also edited two anthologies. In 2011 Philip Kerr was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on BERNIE GUNTHER...

A German cop who has moved from the Nazi 1930s to the post-war period, with mixed loyalties but a strong sense of duty which often gets him into trouble. A QUIET FLAME was his 5th outing and IF THE DEAD RISE NOT appeared next in September 2009.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Philip Kerr

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philipkerr.org/

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781782065760

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