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Trade Paperback
256 pages
Sep 2005
Revell Books

As Good As Dead (Angel Delaney Mysteries)

by Patricia H. Rushford

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As Good as Dead is mystery at its best! Patricia H. Rushford continues the “Angel Delaney” series with another fast-paced and faith-filled story!

Luke Delaney dropped out of sight six years ago. He had been implicated in a double murder, but Angel never thought he was guilty. As the family gathers for the funeral of Angel and Luke’s father, one of the mourners seemed uncomfortably out of place. Although he vaguely resembled Luke, Angel held her investigative instincts in check until she could pursue things at a more appropriate time. Yet, when Angel starts asking questions, people start dying. There’s more to Luke’s disappearance than meets the eye.

Written with the perfect touch of mystery and mayhem, this book delivers a strong story with emotional appeal. Readers may be familiar with the Delaney family from previous novels, although this story can be read independently. The investigation into Luke’s disappearance proceeds with the intricacies of police procedure and the passion of personal feelings. Danger and deceit stalk these pages, as Angel desperately searches for the truth.

The latter half of the book explodes with surprises and suspense! Readers will hold their breath as Angel gets deeper into the mystery. There will be a few gasps and groans as the fate of several characters comes into question. Yet, the Christian worldview quietly gives this book a calm assurance in the midst of some major difficulties. The author is to be commended for a subtle, yet stalwart presentation of Christianity in everyday life.

As Good as Dead is a great book from a talented writer. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

A private investigator + a missing brother + a notorious crime family = a deadly mix

When Angel Delaney's father dies, her family gathers to pay their last respects . . . all except for one, her brother Luke, who mysteriously disappeared six years ago. As a private investigator, Angel has often thought about trying to find her brother, but she reasoned her way out of it time and time again. Now, as her family comes together, Angel's investigative instincts tell her that Luke may be closer than anyone thinks. And this time, she can't ignore her gut.

So without her family's knowledge, Angel begins investigating Luke's mysterious disappearance and his apparent connection with a high-profile Mafia family. Angel can't believe her brother is a criminal, but her search for the truth takes her on an adventure across state lines and into the lives of more than a few suspicious characters. When a family friend is shot and a rash of violence claims more victims, Angel realizes she's unwittingly stumbled into a web of danger, the likes of which she's never faced before.

Has Angel gone too far this time?