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by William Heffernan

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: William Heffernan
ISBN: 0688165648
ISBN13: 978-0688165642
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (January 22, 2002)
Pages: 288
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Heffernan's novel falls short only by failing to fully exploit the oppotunities the cultish criminal enterprise offers

Heffernan's novel falls short only by failing to fully exploit the oppotunities the cultish criminal enterprise offers. While this enables him to wrap up his novel, the reader wants more. In a sense Grisham had the same problem and reached for the same quick solution in The Firm with the "mail fraud" prosecution.

Needless to say, a bad combination

Heffernan's novel falls short only by failing to fully exploit the oppotunities the cultish criminal enterprise offers. Needless to say, a bad combination. The mystery is solved by the good work of Paul Devlin and his crew.

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I've been a fan of Heffernan since I read Ritual, which was the first novel to feature Paul Devlin.

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Award-winning author William Heffernan puts a scathing spin on corporate America in a novel that is both hilarious and compellingly on the money.

A woman is dead, her throat and midsection viciously slashed open, a lethal dose of heroin found in her system. But what makes this grisly New York outrage different from all the others - and tosses the "red-ball" squarely in Detective Paul Devlin's lap - is the fact that this victim was a nun. Blistering heat is coming down from the mayor's office, One Police Plaza, and the Archdiocese, so Devlin needs to find a murderer, and fast. Award-winning author William Heffernan puts a scathing spin on corporate America in a novel that is both hilarious and compellingly on the money.

William Heffernan has received the Edgar Award, is a member of the Authors Guild, The Mystery Writers of America, and was once President of the International Association . A Time Gone By (2003).

William Heffernan has received the Edgar Award, is a member of the Authors Guild, The Mystery Writers of America, and was once President of the International Association of Crime Writers  . The Dead Detective (2010).

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The leader of an elite squad of NYPD homicide detectives, maverick man-hunter Paul Devlin returns in an electrifying novel of suspense that plumbs terrible secrets hidden in the untouchable world of the righteous.

UNHOLY ORDER
Comments to eBook Unholy Order: A Paul Devlin Mystery
Goltikree
One of the really funny aspects of John Grisham's novel The Firm to me was the idea that a law firm could be a Mafia front. In Unholy Order William Heffernan presents an even more diabolic relationship between a secretive Catholic order and a Columbia drug cartel.
Heffernan's novel falls short only by failing to fully exploit the oppotunities the cultish criminal enterprise offers. As he draws near the end of his tale, the focus becomes concentrated on one member of Opus Dei, rather than the order itself.
While this enables him to wrap up his novel, the reader wants more. In a sense Grisham had the same problem and reached for the same quick solution in The Firm with the "mail fraud" prosecution. But this book is, if anything, more artfully presented than Grisham's classic, and such a facile solution is a bigger loss to the reader.
Gathris
The title of my review says it all. I did finish this book but only so I could review it and keep others from wasting their time. Every character is both a stereotype and one dimensional. Every cliche is used for both gays, homophobic person, detectives, priests, et. There are NO surprises at all and no suspense. To top it off there is definitely a anti religion/anti catholic theme through entire book. Awful book
Kirinaya
Paul Devlin is a New York police inspector, a rank recently reinstated by the mayor for Paul who answers only to Hizzoner and who is assigned the most politically sensitive investigations. He has a small unit, including Sergeant Sharon Levy, a drop-dead gorgeous lesbian (stop snickering, at least we don't have to worry about a relationship between the two.) A nun has been found in the long-term parking lot of JFK with her belly slit open to retrieve several condoms filled with heroin she had swallowed, her throat cut. A gay priest with AIDS with his throat cut is soon also discovered and now Devlin has a PR nightmare on his hands. (The scene where Devlin and Levy face off with Matthew (his colleague is John.......wait, here come the inevitable...) is a priceless display of power.

I downgraded the book a little because it occasionally splits into two different books: one, a good police procedural and the other, ruminations on ill-considered Catholic policies toward gay priests, celibacy, etc. I think the Catholic Church is just a beached whale that doesn't realize it's out of the water, so I have no problem with the little asides, but they didn't integrate well with the rest of the story. They weren't necessary. Another example: Opus Christi in the book which is clearly intended to be Opus Dei. Again, I rather enjoy exposing both Opi for their silliness and corruption, but the characterization is a bit extreme.

Nevertheless, it was a fun story with some skimmable parts.
Fordrelis
This is an entertaining book about a fanatical religious order which is in bed with a drug cartel. Needless to say, a bad combination. The mystery is solved by the good work of Paul Devlin and his crew.
Falya
Believable and well developed characters, all of whom could share top billing. Plot creation fast paced and thorough. Great story. I was totally absorbed and amused by comic characters and dialogue. My first work by this author and I am definitely going to try another. What a wonderful escape from the rigors of winter.
Uanabimo
Bought for my sister because she luvs heffernan. She didnt get past chapter four.
Talrajas
Great book!
Good read. Kept me guessing.
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