The world is filled with mystery books. Mysteries about murders, robberies, criminal shenanigans and dirty dealings in the business, medical and oil fracking worlds. My Sweet Rib has read many mystery books, this one included. What’s it about? Read what the book’s blurb says:
Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened.
Yeah. The great thing about writing fiction is you get to add in a bunch of scenarios which are connected by delicate threads that wouldn’t stand up in the real world. An example would be about a tech guy for a small accounting firm caught up in nefarious dealings is found murdered in his apartment. It turns out his baby’s nanny is related by marriage to a US district judge who once invested $100,000 in a coal mine in Ukraine which was under the control of a Russian drug czar who, while trying to launder his money into the US to use it to buy political influence, is recognized by Swan Swenson, a man in the witness protection program buying bagels in a deli in New York City. Swan reports him to the local police but unbeknownst to him the officer to whom he makes his report is a cousin of the nanny and is aware of the judge’s illegal hijinks. Thus starts a chain of murder, intrigue and mayhem as covert forces try to find and eliminate Swan and with his death sever the last string of truth which threatens the entire American justice system.
Hmm, that sounds interesting. See how fiction can be used to sell books?
14-15 With the Feast already half over, Jesus showed up in the Temple, teaching. The Jews were impressed, but puzzled: “How does he know so much without being schooled?”
16-19 Jesus said, “I didn’t make this up. What I teach comes from the One who sent me. Anyone who wants to do his will can test this teaching and know whether it’s from God or whether I’m making it up. A person making things up tries to make himself look good. But someone trying to honor the one who sent him sticks to the facts and doesn’t tamper with reality. It was Moses, wasn’t it, who gave you God’s Law? But none of you are living it. So why are you trying to kill me?”