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Prayer

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Acclaimed for his historical mysteries, the New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther series seamlessly shifts to a present-day setting in this intense psychological thriller. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, sees the violence wrought by extremists of all kinds. Gil has always been on the side of justice--until he learns something that shakes his faith in the system, in himself, and in God. Desperate, he prays, begging to know God is there. When a serial killer begins targeting the morally righteous at the same time that a number of secular icons come under attack, Gil realizes that his prayers are being answered in a most terrifying way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 240g
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143127098
  • 9780143127093
  • 2,087,565

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Praise for Philip Kerr
PRAYER Kerr has an unteachable gift for suspense. USA Today
Tantalizingly creepy. The Observer Here moral complexity is raised to a new high in a contemporary psychological thriller that is eerilyterrifying and disturbing
Library Journal, starred review
A real page-turner that may just have everyone rethinking the monumental power that faith can provide or take away in the blink of an eye. Suspense Magazine
Provocative... Evocative phrasing is another plus in this exceptional thriller. Publishers Weekly
A compelling and unsettling change of pace for the popular Kerr.
Booklist
A fright-filled meditation on faith The book entertains and makes you think. Dallas Morning News
Prayerbrilliantly explores the world of God, guns and the nature of goodness without sacrificing suspense or story.
MinneapolisStar Tribune
A rum beast that uses the cosy familiarity of the thriller form to buttress a fantastical supernatural plot...As fans of his Berlin-set Bernie Gunther novels will know, Kerr is a details man. His deep-level research brings Houston and its environs to dusty, sun-bleached life. Martins narration, too, is deftly handled Prayer demands to be read more than once. The Guardian
When Kerr goes off-piste, as he does here, the freedom sends his imagination into some very peculiar places. Who else could make a crackling thriller out of the current debate between religion and atheism?...What if the Almighty exists, but is horrible? The story unfolds at a white-knuckle pace, with a sense of the unknown that is genuinely disturbing. The Sunday Times"
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About Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels, two of which--Field Gray and The Lady from Zagreb--were finalists for the Edgar(R) Award for Best Novel. Kerr has also won several Shamus Awards and the British Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction. As P. B. Kerr, he is the author of the much-loved young adult fantasy series Children of the Lamp.
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Review Text

Praise for Prayer

"Kerr has an unteachable gift for suspense."-USA Today

"Tantalizingly creepy."-The Observer

"Here moral complexity is raised to a new high in a contemporary psychological thriller that is eerily terrifying and disturbing."-Library Journal (starred review)

"A real page-turner that may just have everyone rethinking the monumental power that faith can provide or...take away in the blink of an eye."-Suspense Magazine

"Provocative...Evocative phrasing is another plus in this exceptional thriller."-Publishers Weekly

"A compelling and unsettling change of pace for the popular Kerr."-Booklist

"A fright-filled meditation on faith...The book entertains and makes you think."-Dallas Morning News

"Prayer brilliantly explores the world of God, guns and the nature of goodness without sacrificing suspense or story."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A rum beast that uses the cosy familiarity of the thriller form to buttress a fantastical supernatural plot...As fans of his Berlin-set Bernie Gunther novels will know, Kerr is a details man. His deep-level research brings Houston and its environs to dusty, sun-bleached life. Martins' narration, too, is deftly handled-Prayer demands to be read more than once."-The Guardian

"When Kerr goes off-piste, as he does here, the freedom sends his imagination into some very peculiar places. Who else could make a crackling thriller out of the current debate between religion and atheism?...What if the Almighty exists, but is horrible? The story unfolds at a white-knuckle pace, with a sense of the unknown that is genuinely disturbing."-The Sunday Times
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Rating details

725 ratings
2.8 out of 5 stars
5 8% (55)
4 20% (145)
3 32% (233)
2 25% (184)
1 15% (108)
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