The Prophet

The Prophet

Book - 2012
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Two brothers in a small Midwestern town: one the high school's beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship, one scraping by as a bail bondsman. Their sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers, and they've been divided since that day. Now a new killing with ties to each of them has forced a painful and adversarial reunion.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316122610
Characteristics: 403 p. ;,25 cm.


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Feb 25, 2018

There was an interesting look at how families handle tragedies even when it happened years ago. There were some descriptions of hs football games and football practice. That part was a little boring but readers who have played football at the hs level or been involved probably would enjoy those parts.

May 08, 2016

Revenge story with lots of angst. Sister killed as a teenager, years later another girl killed. One brother sets out to kill the killer, the other brother tries to forgive. Aside from descriptions of past and present football games this is dreadfully slow moving.

Mar 10, 2014

Fabulous. I was losing interest in this author, but this one brought me back.

Oct 22, 2013

It was an interesting book. However, the recounting of football games was quite tiresome. It had little to do with story-line except for Coach and one of the players.

Feb 20, 2013

A decent read with good character development, but a poor conclusion. There could have been a lot more depth to the book and the story.

Dec 24, 2012

Wow! What a great novel. Without a doubt one of the best thrillers this reader has encountered this year.

Sep 26, 2012

I'm becoming a great fan of Koryta. This was well-executed and kept me reading into the night. I will explore some of his earlier works now.

Sep 02, 2012

Secrets....everybody has them. Some are painful, some are self-serving & some are deadly. This is the story of 2 brothers long separated by a tragedy in their youth who have chosen different paths but are never actually that far apart. Someone is playing a horrible game to test their relationship, loyalty & faith. This is a thriller but as much psychological as physical. At times it's like watching a car crash through your fingers but you can't stop reading til you discover the identity of the madman & who will walk away.

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