In Edgar-winner Breen's disappointing new mystery, PI Al Hasp is appalled to discover that his longtime business partner, Norm Carpenter, wants to leave the company, having found the Lord and been born again. However, because a nationally-known TV minister based in nearby Costa Mesa, Calif., has just turned up needing somebody to discover who in his inner circle is working to betray him, Norm decides to stay on to work the case in a sense of Christian fellowship. Then the minister's daughter seeks help on her own case, which at first appears unrelated, but once the murders begin, it becomes clear there's a connection. Some amusing banter helps offset dislikable protagonists, a supporting cast of one-dimensional characters and an obvious suspect.
Reviewed on: 09/04/2006 Release date: 09/01/2006 Genre: Fiction