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Blood Sacrifice: a John Jordan Mystery Book 5 (John Jordan Mysteries) (English Edition)
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Blood Sacrifice: a John Jordan Mystery Book 5 (John Jordan Mysteries) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Michael Lister

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Following a particularly brutal and costly case, John Jordan goes to a secluded retreat center and encounters one of the most bewildering and haunting cases of his career—the suspicious death of a young woman undergoing an exorcism.

Fighting a losing battle against a powerful undertow of violence and loss, John washes up on the shore of the coastal town of Bridgeport at St. Ann’s Abbey, a retreat center carved out of the ubiquitous slash pines of the Florida Panhandle. Temporarily leaving behind the demanding duties of prison chaplaincy and the homicide investigations he is irresistibly drawn to, John comes to St. Ann’s in search of serenity. He finds anything but.

Dedicated to art, religion, and psychology, St. Ann’s is operated by Sister Abigail, a wise and witty middle-aged nun who supervises the counseling center; Father Thomas Scott, an earnest, devout middle-aged priest, in charge of religious studies and spiritual growth; and the young Kathryn Kennedy, an acclaimed novelist responsible for artistic studies and conferences.

While undergoing counseling with Sister Abigail because of his depression and self-destructive behavior, John resists the urge to investigate when the body of a young boy staying at St. Ann’s is discovered in the Gulf. He is convinced by Sister Abigail that it is no longer just his pride or career or even his marriage, but his soul he is trying to save.

But when Tammy Taylor, the highly sexual young heiress to the Gulf Coast Paper Company fortune, is savagely murdered while undergoing an exorcism by Father Thomas, John can no longer resist. He must find out how she really died and who killed her. And with Father Thomas looking increasingly guilty and the future of St. Ann’s at stake, Sister Abigail asks for his help.

Father Thomas, who appears to be the only one who could have killed her, claims Tammy’s murder was the work of the demons inside her, but the skeptical Jordan suspects a human culprit with a far more earthly motive.

And human suspects with hidden motives abound in this closed community. Among them, Ralph Reid, the lawyer representing Gulf Coast Paper Company whose job it is to close St. Ann’s and reacquire the land; Steve Taylor, the victim’s cousin and chief of police who refuses to turn the case over to FDLE; Keith Richie, an ex-con with more than previous crimes to hide; Brad Harrison, the religious zealot handyman who can’t seem to quit committing “sins of the flesh” with the victim; and, of course, Father Thomas himself who is most likely to have committed the crime—and the person all the evidence points to. As evidence and bodies continue to mount, and more and more secrets come to the surface, John realizes he has far more questions than answers, and that the shocking truth may be far stranger than anything he imagined.

A provocative thriller, Blood Sacrifice, is also an exploration into unseen realms of darkness and light—especially those of John Jordan’s conflicted heart. Confronting the irrational, superstitious, and greedy, Blood Sacrifice delves into the rise of American exorcisms following their explosion in popular culture, and mourns the loss of Florida’s final corner of unspoiled beauty.

Blood Sacrifice is an exciting entry into one of the most unique series in contemporary crime fiction.

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 271 pages
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  • Editeur : Pulpwood Press (7 août 2012)
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  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The best "John Jordan" yet. 8 février 2013
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I have read all the books in Michael Lister's " John Jordan " series and each time I read one I think that they can't get any better but, THEY DO. "Blood Sacrifice" the latest in the series proves this. The best so far, I couldn't put it down. This book was gripping from beginning to end. Its twists and turns have you wondering who the killer is till the end.........and maybe even longer.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Creepy good fun 5 septembre 2013
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Lots of plot twists. More questions than answers but that is what a good novel does. Worth reading. Sad at times.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Challenges the imagination 16 mars 2013
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The story has several plot twists, it is not predictable. The location descriptions are vivid---but that may be because I live in the area of the setting of the novel.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 great investigative tale 16 octobre 2012
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After several bloody cases (see The Body and the Blood, Flesh and Blood, Power in the Blood and Blood of the Lamb) and the destruction of his marriage, prison chaplain John Jordan needs a breather. The former cop is staying at St. Ann's Abbey retreat center in Bridgeport, Florida Panhandle. He sees police lights nearby and goes to help Chief Steve Taylor, a former deputy to John's dad Potter County chief. As everyone waits for Taylor, John interferes with the body proving the victim who he knew as Tommy Boy was not a floater. Taylor lectures him and Jordon knows he erred. Sister Abigail who has been counseling Jordon lectures him too.

Someone brutally murders Gulf Coast Paper Company heiress Tammy Taylor who was undergoing an exorcism conducted by the retreat's Father Thomas Scott. Increasingly Father Thomas looks guilty of the savage murder in which he insists demons inside the victim killed her. Sister Abigail, believing he is innocent, asks John to investigate. John assumes earthly matters involving the Gulf Coast Paper Company's selling its property to developers is more likely the motive rather than demonic possession.

The latest John Jordon whodunit is a great investigative tale with several viable suspects including Father Thomas and Chief Taylor among others. The storyline focuses on the conflict between hard core religious beliefs in demonic possession and hard core economic credo in developing one of the last pristine natural Florida areas. Readers will appreciate Chaplin Jordan's inquiry as the hero wonders whether Tammy is a Blood Sacrifice to the Christian God or capitalist god.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 blood sacrifice 8 février 2013
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This is the best to date from this great author, i am familiar with the area and his turns and twists kept me enthralled till the end. a definite recommend from me
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