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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Heir by Paul Robertson is up on CFBA this week!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

(Bethany House March 1, 2007)

Paul Robertson


Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and former independent bookstore owner in Blacksburg, Virginia. This is his first novel.


Jason Boyer Just Got an Inheritance to Die For
The fortune wasn't supposed to befall him. Jason Boyer had known all along his father's business empire would pass to different hands. Which suited him just fine. The money was crooked and the power corrupt. But when an accident claims the old man's life, everyone is stunned by the unveiling of the will. With the passing of the Boyer crown, power-hungry politicians and shady business partners all try to force Boyer's hand. Fighting the temptation of influence and riches, he simply wants to be a better man than his father--but attempting to stand for what’s right soon brings murderous consequences. As those closest to him are endangered--and news emerges that his father's accident may be something more sinister--Boyer finds himself fighting for his soul…and his life!

Is There Any Escape for The Heir?
All the money he could ever crave. In the splintering crash of a car plunging through a railing, Jason Boyer's life is changed. All the fame he could ever desire. But the last thing he wanted was the throne of his father's corrupt business empire. All the power he could ever wield.
The estate should have gone elsewhere, but the will was changed. And now everything is Jason's. But gaining the whole world just might cost him his life.

THE HEIR is a Gresham-like tale of intrigue and murder with a lot of humor and well-drawn minor characters.


"In THE HEIR, Paul Robertson serves up politics, privilege, and murder with a side of acerbic wit. What a fabulous book--a great mix of angst, humor, and ultimately, hope."
T.L.HINES--author of Waking Lazarus and The Dead Whisper On

My take on this book:

I received this book in the mail and immediately noticed from the cover that the target audience for The Heir was not intended to be the female reader. The cover screams, "This is a man's book," in my opinion.

Anyway, I read chapter one and it did nothing for me. I asked my husband to read chapter one (to get a male point of view on it) and he not only read that chapter, but went on to read through chapter five. Then told me he wanted to read the whole book and finished it in less than two days. When the book ended my husband said, "That was a really good book. It was interesting and the plot was suspenseful. However, I didn't see a spiritual thread, so I don't know what makes it a Christian book. It wouldn't take that much to make a tie-in and that would've made the book so much better. Sure, it had a good vs. evil theme, but that isn't enough for me. "

That was his comment. I haven't read the story so I can't say what I think, but after reading chapter one, I honestly don't know if I ever will read it because it just didn't pull me in.

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