Item description for The Divine Appointment by Jerome Teel...
Overview When the untimely death of a Supreme Court justice launches an all-out political war between conservatives and liberals, Christian attorneys Eli Faulkner and Jill Baker uncover startling evidence that links a senator to the murder of a pregnant Nashville woman. Original.
Publishers Description "They aren't hiding just one something, but a bunch of somethings..." Jessica Caldwell hates the day she met him, and she hates him even more. But now the two of them will be connected forever... Eli Faulkner is one of the best trial lawyers in Tennessee. It's what he lives for -- righting injustices. When he's called upon to defend Tag Grissom, an arrogant cardiologist accused of murder, he fi nds himself wondering, could this be more than just a case? Holland Fletcher has always wanted to be a true investigative journalist, but he's never really stepped up to the plate. That is, until he receives an anonymous tip and is plunged into a dangerous realm of intrigue and murder that involves not only the Supreme Court, but the entire nation.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Divine Appointment by Jerome Teel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 06/01/2007 page 104
Romantic Times - 06/01/2007 page 70
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.74" Width: 6.23" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 2007
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1416543384 ISBN13 9781416543381
Availability 51 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 20, 2016 05:50.
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Best Christian Fiction I Have Read Apr 9, 2010
I try to stay with Christian Fiction/Mystery/Thriller and I can't say enough about this book. Note only does the author do what all Christian writers do by not having a bunch of sex, drugs, etc., in the book, but he actually talks about Christianity and Jesus and has great Christian characters. And it really is a great thriller! Love, love, love this book.
What was I thinking! Nov 8, 2009
Was looking for a good legal thriller, NOT a "Christian" thriller. Next time I'll be looking more closely.
the Divine Appointment Aug 18, 2009
Hold your breath and find a comfortable recliner~~you'll hardly be able to put the book down once you are into the story.
Excellent story, if you're willing to ignore the irrelevant proselytizing Jul 11, 2009
I bought two of this author's books to read on my Kindle, they were categorized under legal thrillers. The stories are very good, great twists, some nice courtroom stuff (perhaps not enough) and good endings.
The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because, injected throughout the book are irrelevant attempts to persuade characters in the book to become "more" Christian and get comfortable with Jesus Christ etc. Those sections have absolutely NOTHING to do with the story....i.e, the stories don't turn on the fact that somebody was converted/inspired, etc. These events just appear randomly from time to time. In particular, it's clearly the case that the real goal of the author is to try and persuade the READER to the faith.
I'm not offended by it, but I was DISTRACTED and ANNOYTED by it --- the first few times I ran into this, I was trying to assimilate it into the plot. Once I realized that these sections had nothing to do with the plot, I was able to quickly just skip past them.
If the author wants to try his hand at converting people to his faith, fine .... go do it in a book that's categorized under religion ---- but don't shove it into a legal thriller...it's just not appropriate.
-- Jun 14, 2009
The Divine Appointment By Jerome Teel Review by Roseanna White
In Tennessee, a young lawyer is murdered, and the main suspect is Dr. Tag Grissom. Eli Faulkner is hired to defend the arrogant cardiologist, but the deeper he gets into the case, the more questions arise--and the fewer answers he's sure about. He agreed to defend Tag mainly because Anna Grissom pled her husband's case so genuinely. But even her story seems to have holes. So who really murdered Jessica Caldwell and her unborn baby?
A Supreme Court Judge has passed away, and President Wallace has a rare opportunity to appoint a replacement. He knows God has put him in his position for this very reason, but getting his Christian candidate approved requires some major game playing. Senate Majority Leader Lance Proctor would shoot down his candidate in a heartbeat rather than risk appointing a judge who might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Unless perhaps a deal can be struck.
The Divine Appointment is a legal and political thriller that takes the readers from the crime scene in Tennessee to the White House and many places in between. We get to see from the eyes of many different characters as this intricate web of intrigue, politics, and murder plays out. It took me a while to be able to keep all those characters straight, and even longer to figure out what the two plots had to do with one another. The action was fast-paced, though, and the situation compelling. The latter half of the book especially was difficult to put down.
Tackling the debate of the constitutional right to an abortion as well as the more basic need to share the Gospel with everyone in your life--even those who may not hear you--Jerome Teel writes an involved and engrossing story. If you love legal thrillers or political stories, this will be right up your alley. The mystery is also interesting; though I had figured out whodunit not very far into the book, there were still a few surprises along the way that added more depth and motivation.