Men of God by J.P. Jordan
Mystery/Thriller, 365 pages
Published on September 21, 2020 by TEN(16) Press
Reviewed by Kathleen (K.M.) Waldvogel, www.kmwaldvogel.com
Men of God is a mystery/thriller set in eastern Wisconsin. Unlike many mysteries that are solved by a police officer or private investigator as the protagonist, this mystery is unraveled by Nick Hayden, a former pararescueman.
After leaving the Air Force, Nick is enlisted by his parents’ friend and CEO of a Wisconsin-based insurance company to head a sensitive project. Nick’s assignment is to determine why a division of the company (which insures religious institutions) incurred astronomical losses and how the company can dissolve that division.
Nick reluctantly agrees to the task and delves into the assignment. Before long, he realizes the losses themselves are not the only concern. He is horrified to uncover proof that the company’s loss of money is linked to serial killings. Who is responsible for these deaths?
J.P. Jordan does a masterful job of weaving several mysteries into one. As a reader, you follow the perspective of various characters while piecing together a web of intrigue. The more you read, the more you want to continue. How do the puzzle pieces fit together?
This is not a book to skim through and toss aside. You want to relish every description, every detail, and every moment. Your heart will pound, your pulse with race, and you will find yourself enthralled by the story mystery, and characters created by J.P. Jordan.
Reviewer Kathleen (K.M.) Waldvogel is a former teacher and author of the middle-grade nonfiction book, Spies, Soldiers, Couriers, and Saboteurs: Women of the American Revolution, and picture book, Three Little Ghosts.
Waldvogel and her husband live in northwest Wisconsin and also spend time in sunny Arizona.
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