A Prophet Without Honor
"A Prophet Without Honor" – by Gary Akins
Allan Connell is sent to check out a phony prophet... and finds an all-too-real corpse on the altar!
Preaching sun worship by day – and practicing fertility rituals at night! – the loincloth-wearing Prophet was the latest fad among Calico Rock’s high-society jet-set. Unorthodox police detective Allan Connell goes up to the Prophet’s mountain resort to check out the scene, only to find that one of the Prophet’s followers has left a special offering on the altar: a voluptuous blonde doe, gloriously nude... and very dead! The corpse turns out to be that of Jessica Quarters, a “rich, idle, and occasionally vicious” local socialite with few friends and at least one deadly enemy – and soon, Connell’s collection plate is overflowing with a bizarre cast of sun-worshiping suspects who lead Connell on a merry chase, as he races against the clock to unravel a tangled web of high-society intrigue, jealousy, and rivalry before the Prophet’s next prophecy comes to pass... and before both the murderer and the nearly half a million dollars in the cult’s safe disappear into the sunset!
The third and latest book in the author's "Allan Connell" series. Perfect-bound 5.5x8.5 trade-paperback format with artwork by Bernard Doove, Zephery Hughes, Michael Peña, Jeff Pierce, Tiffany Ross, and Ted Vollmer. [Mature Audiences]