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KIRKUS REVIEWS“A Homeland Security agent exposes a government conspiracy and a priest questions his faith in the midst of the looming destruction of his church. Agent and psychologist Dr. Juanita “Juan” Aznar is flown to Texas and shown her doppelgänger. After her friend is shot and possibly killed, Juan learns of secret tests on “coordinates,” people’s mirror twins used tKIRKUS REVIEWS“A Homeland Security agent exposes a government conspiracy and a priest questions his faith in the midst of the looming destruction of his church. Agent and psychologist Dr. Juanita “Juan” Aznar is flown to Texas and shown her doppelgänger. After her friend is shot and possibly killed, Juan learns of secret tests on “coordinates,” people’s mirror twins used to predict behavior. She confides in a priest named Monk, whose church in Florida is penniless and about to be demolished. Meanwhile, the covert organization Black Box is looking for coordinates among high-ranking officials. The doctor’s tale picks up speed as it moves along, the conspiracy deepening to include both a World War II connection and Juan’s personal history. On Monk’s side, vivacious characters abound—Monsignor Garcia, a former boxer slowly losing his memory; Abe, a Jewish man living on the streets whose dreams forecast the future; and the protagonist himself, an alcoholic’s son whose plan for saving the church includes a visit to the casino with $36 in his wallet. Two stories that are not at all like doubles—one driven by plot and the other by characters—form an irrefutably accomplished novel.”...

Title : The Sheltering Tower
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ISBN : 9780615628202
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 307 Pages
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The Sheltering Tower Reviews

  • Mack Hicks
    2018-11-16 03:51

    KIRKUS REVIEWS“A Homeland Security agent exposes a government conspiracy and a priest questions his faith in the midst of the looming destruction of his church. Agent and psychologist Dr. Juanita “Juan” Aznar is flown to Texas and shown her doppelgänger. After her friend is shot and possibly killed, Juan learns of secret tests on “coordinates,” people’s mirror twins used to predict behavior. She confides in a priest named Monk, whose church in Florida is penniless and about to be demolished. Meanwhile, the covert organization Black Box is looking for coordinates among high-ranking officials. The doctor’s tale picks up speed as it moves along, the conspiracy deepening to include both a World War II connection and Juan’s personal history. On Monk’s side, vivacious characters abound—Monsignor Garcia, a former boxer slowly losing his memory; Abe, a Jewish man living on the streets whose dreams forecast the future; and the protagonist himself, an alcoholic’s son whose plan for saving the church includes a visit to the casino with $36 in his wallet. Two stories that are not at all like doubles—one driven by plot and the other by characters—form an irrefutably accomplished novel.”

  • Peter Mongeau
    2018-11-29 21:59

    Reviewed by Norene Moskalski on CatholicFiction.net:Dr. Mack Hicks states that his goal is “to write books and commentaries that are entertaining as well as insightful, that explore the interface between science, religion and human development.” He cites his novel The Sheltering Tower as an example of the science-religion interface. He has created a psychological thriller that is entertaining and explores the interaction of science and religion.Dr. Juanita “Juan” Aznar, a Homeland Security agent, discovers that a secret, technological “coordinates” program, which hires employees’ genetic doubles to predict the employees’ behaviors, is also accumulating the “coordinates” of top-ranking world officials. Juan confides in her friend Father Martin “Monk” McIntyre that her life is in danger and asks him to hide a letter that contains evidence about the “coordinates” program’s real goals.Read more: http://catholicfiction.net/book-revie...

  • Douglas James
    2018-12-05 03:07

    This is a full-on exciting mystery novel, not a philosophical or religious pitch. Great character development. I read it in two days and couldn't put it down.