Tuesday, January 29, 2013

#iobooktours--Murder by Prophecy by @GaryKassay

When I saw this book as part of Innovative Online Book Tours, I was thrilled. I read the first Duke Becker book, Murder by Silence, and loved it so I jumped at the chance to review Murder by Prophecy. Which brings me to an important disclaimer: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Okay,  disclaimers out of the way, let's get to the meat of it!

What would you do if you had been falsely imprisoned and if while in prison your wife and your children had been brutally murdered? Samuel Maxwell, the Prophet, decides to spend his time plotting out his plan for revenge against the greedy men responsible..
The Prophet stops at nothing to avenge the deaths. Will Inspector Duke Becker and his squad from Special Investigations Homicide be able to stop the Prophet and the reasons behind the killings before more die?  
I read a lot of mysteries/thrillers and there aren't many authors who can surprise me but Gary Kassay did just that. The murders are carefully crafted and plausible, but definitely kept me guessing. I found the search for the killer exciting and well-paced. The Prophet is a deliciously twisted villain and Duke's pursuit is nothing short of inspired. Also, I loved the deeper insight into Duke's character that his marriage provides. All in all, Mr. Kassay did a masterful job with Murder by Prophecy. I recommend it to all fans of the genre. It's a real page turner. Can't wait for the next Duke Becker novel!

About Gary Kassay:

Gary L. Kassay born on March 20, 1956 in the Bronx, New York. Married to high school sweetheart, Eileen on May 6, 1978. Two children, Jason Kassay born March 30, 1980 and Samantha Kassay born January 6, 1986. Eileen Kassay passed away on May 14, 2003.
Worked as an x-ray tech for six years at Brooklyn Hospital and then joined the New York City Police Department, Transit Police. Trained for the K-9 unit and worked until injured in the line of duty forcing early retirement. Next worked in the field of commercial photography, starting in customer service, then becoming the assistant manager, manager and then with two partners buying Diversified Photo located on Long Island.
Although retired at the time, worked Ground Zero after 9/11 for several weeks.
In 2004 left business to two partners and moved to North Carolina where he met his second wife Raella. Married on September 10, 2005 in Maui, Hawaii. Worked for Homeland Security as a TSA officer, and then as a Lieutenant for Guilford County in charge of the Social Services Building.
In 2008 he moved to Casper Wyoming where he currently resides.
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