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The Covenant

A Jackie Lyons Mystery

by Jeff Crook

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The Covenant by Jeff Crook
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2016
    400 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Jackie Lyons investigates a father's mysterious death, in the second installment of her ghostly mystery series.

When photographer and former Memphis police detective Jackie Lyons finds Sam Loftin's lifeless body in the same location where his daughter died five years earlier, there's no reason to think he didn't kill himself, too. No reason, except Jackie has just seen Sam's ghost act out the last violent moments of his life.

In investigating his murder, Jackie is drawn into a tumultuous battle between wealthy and powerful suburbanites and a charismatic preacher trying to serve the poor and homeless. But a deeper mystery lurks beneath the petty rivalries and jealousies of a gated community, one that stretches back into the distant past and reaches out to snare the youngest of this generation. A secret so dark, it can only be protected by "The Covenant."

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"Starred Review. Jackie is a compellingly flawed lead, and Crook convincingly incorporates the supernatural into a nicely hard-edged noir." - Publishers Weekly

"In the sequel to The Sleeping and the Dead, the story line is complicated but easy to follow. Jackie is a strong heroine who fights her addiction but accepts her ability to see ghosts. Paranormal mystery buffs and readers who miss Charlaine Harris's "Harper Connelly" stories will enjoy getting acquainted with this unusual sleuth." - Library Journal

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