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    Martys Cry starts with a bump in the night, a restless dog and a mysterious ghostly visitor. A newspaper appears decribing the death of a lost love. Bishop John Wesley Hunter is awakened in the middle of the night by these events. At 3:27 a.m. to be specific. That time weaves through the theme as the story continues and the plot thickens. A murder has been committed and the ghost of the lost love is asking for help from the good Bishop.
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    Their love is rekindled in an unusual way and they go on the hunt for the killers who blew up the church where the lost love, Heather (Pastor Heather Beeson) was killed in an explosion of the church she pastored. The death was ruled as a suicide. The presence and cry for help from Heather involves another myserty involving a daughter and an ex-husband.

A trip to the scene in Denver, Colorado by the Bishop and Heather uncovers many unsavory characters involved in a plot to silence the sweet community involved Heather. She has a sincere desire to help those around her and ruffles the feathers of the traditional church leaders and becomes what they might call a liability because she will not play their church politics.

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Bishop John Wesley Hunter is being haunted (literally!) by a ghost from his past--a lost love who's been murdered. Who killed her? Why? And why did she leave him so long ago? In this fast-paced novel Hunter travels to Denver, Colorado, to find the answers...along the way he encounters political and church corruption, cover-ups, murder and more.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Any non-mystery subplot?    -   ghost buddy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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