ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Charles Beale lives outside the shadow of Washington, D.C. Politics and power matter only when a client crosses the Potomac to visit his Alexandria Rare Books shop.
But that all changes when a former client — a man deeply connected in the Justice Department — is found murdered after a break-in gone bad. When Charles reclaims at auction the books he’d once sold, he quickly discovers he’s bought more trouble than he could have ever imagined.
Inside one volume are secrets. A collection of sins that, if revealed, could destroy reputations, careers — even lives. Charles soon learns he isn’t the only one who knows. Going to the police means ruining a multitude of lives. But staying silent puts a target on his shop, his wife — and himself. Charles must decide: Should one mistake really cost you everything?
I am about two-thirds through According To Their Deeds. The author’s writing style is charming with puns and other amusing comments that enter the conversations. I have personally enjoyed the way Charles asks Alice what books she has sold and then uses their titles to identify with current events.
According To Their Deeds is a thoughtful book that chronicles the dilemma Charles faces when he finds incriminating papers secreted in a book purchased at the auction of a murdered friend’s effects. I can’t wait to find out how it all plays out. I suggest that you pick up a copy and see for yourself.