The Salvation Peddler
"A MASTER OF THE SUSPENSE NOVEL." Abilene Reporter-News
"THE SALVATION PEDDLER" is a haunting and compelling story of a world-renowned evangelist and his family, and a brutal murder that plays havoc with their lives.A psychiatric thriller that takes readers on an intense journey of deception, sexual tension, and murder. Evangelist Jason Blake wants to be President of the United States. But is this man of the cloth hiding the bloody truth behind a veil of righteousness? Detective Tony Pinella thinks he is, but will he find the answers in time?
Veronica Blake hated being the wife of an evangelist - but enjoyed the money and power that came with it. She could no longer stand Jason touching her and it was becoming increasingly difficult for her to sleep with him. When they made love, he was not gentle and cared little about her enjoyment. Veronica also recognized that Jason was stressing the virgin birth during all his sermons. He would raise his voice and his eyes would seek out one young woman in the congregation - a seemingly innocent young woman who would create havoc in their lives.
"A master of the suspense novel." Larry Lawrence, Abilene Reporter-News, Texas
"I enjoyed the Salvation Peddler." [Governor] Bill Clinton
Hardcover . 235pp . $25.00 . ISBN 978-0941394-01-7
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DAUGHTERS OF GOD
WINNER OF THE 2018 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS IN THE PHILOSOPHY CATEGORY
Reader Comments from Amazon.com (2018-19):
"I loved the suspense and the characters. The story line drew me in right away and held me. I always love a book that takes me right into it
and this was a great book to curl up and read and get lost in for hours...
I have read other books by this author and I have found each and every one of them immensely enjoyable!"
"So wonderful a read! So much happening! I didn't want it to end!"
"The characters of the book are well defined to allow my imagination to see them. Just when I thought I had the whole thing figured out, the twist sent me into another direction. A great who-done it."
A finalist in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
"Masterfully told coming-of-age story... Jerry Marcus interweaves discussions of faith, marriage, intellectual freedom, and the roles of women throughout their lives.
It will help both young and mature readers explore how women gain strength in their faith journey."
Mary Lou Henneman, Congregational Libraries Today, Church and Synagogue Library Association
BROKEN TRUST - THE MURDER OF BASKETBALL STAR JACK MOLINAS
"Jack would have loved how you portrayed him." Bill Tosheff, 1951-52 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year
"Great book..." Sam Amico, Editor and Senior Writer, ProBasketballNews.com
"Besides writing a gripping tale of a powerful, rich, highly competitive industry, Marcus delivers a high-impact, no holds barred, picture of modern social
establishments - both religious and secular..." Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Torah Outreach Program, Jerusalem, Israel
THE LAST POPE
"A creative and provocative...suspense-filled novel." The Chicago Tribune
"A wonderful premise...a great plot." Naples Daily News, Florida
"Prophetic...Gripping...and Enlightening." Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Torah Outreach Program, Jerusalem, Israel
"An intriguing story...An intellectual thriller." Marquee, San Diego
"A provocative tale that kindled my imagination..." Mary Harris, Minister, United Church of Christ, Boonville, Missouri
Chicago Columnist ANNE GERBER said Marcus' 1997 book has a "gripping premise"
and compared it to The DaVinci Code, which was published AFTER The Last Pope.
ABRAHAM ISAAC, JACOB and ZEV
"A significant and moving novel...An important addition to books about the Holocaust and Jewish people." American Jewish Congress
"Original and compelling." The Chicago Tribune
"An extraordinary book...that deals with the agony of morals." Dorothy Fuldheim, News Analyst, Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company