Pastor Matt Hayden Mysteries by K.P. Gresham
English | 2016 |Mystery/Thriller| ePUB |168.5 MB
2. Murder in the Second Pew
He was a good cop until he ran into a bad one. Then, to save what was left of his family and his sanity, Michael Hogan, Jr., entered the Fed’s Witness Protection Program and became Pastor Matthew Hayden. Small town Wilks, Texas, should be the perfect place for him to hide.
But his new home is no paradise. It may not even be safe. When the remains of a local woman missing for years are discovered, Matt wants only to comfort his grieving congregation. Then a a parishioner with the same build and coloring as Matt is shot, right in the church. Worried that his own cover has been blown, Matt must find the killers—before they find him. He might be a man of God now, but Matt is still a man. And someone wants this man dead.
4. Four Reasons to Die
Pastor Matt Hayden is asked to deliver the Texas Inaugural Ceremony’s benediction after the scheduled speaker, Reverend Duff, disappears. Though happy to do a favor for his friend, the new governor, Matt soon discovers that a simple prayer can ignite a world of hate.
Being a former cop, Matt becomes suspicious when no one seems concerned that the pastor is missing, including the man’s assistant and several high-profile political and religious conservatives. The new governor is concerned, however, and asks Matt to help in the search for Duff.
Still recovering from a bullet to the head suffered the previous year, Matt is reluctant to pursue the matter. But when Duff’s assistant is found dead and Matt learns that the progressively liberal Duff has engaged in a pulpit war with a far-right mega church preacher, a motive for silencing Duff takes shape.
Matt joins in the hunt for the missing pastor, only to discover two preachers locked in a deadly battle, their families on the brink of destruction, and a national political power grab in the making. When the fight comes to Matt’s own family, he must find the truth or risk losing everything, including his life.