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Wages of Sin (Protective Detective #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
In the first novel in a juicy and thrilling mystery series, homicide detective Troy Evans desperately hunts down a serial killer.

Troy Evans believes in God, but he’s seen enough evil on his job to shake his faith. Nonetheless, his loyalty to his family never wavers, and he would do anything to protect them—one of the reasons he is a workaholic.

Natalie loves her family, bu
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Strebor Books
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Oct 08, 2014 Aditi rated it really liked it
“I felt for the tormented whirlwinds
Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.”

Dante Alighieri’s golden words, if, taken too seriously might lead to deadly bloodshed. Yolonda Tonette Sanders's new novel in the Protective Detective Series called the Wages of Sin: A
, which focuses on all the sayings of Bible and how too much faith and belief on the words of Bible might make someone overtly blind as well as might force them to take the law on the
Kathryn Svendsen
This is a killer who is doing the work of God, or at least that’s the message that is being given since each body is laid out in the form of a cross with a bible on each one. But what do these victims have in common? That’s what Troy Evans is trying to figure out before any more women lose their lives.

Wages of Sin was a moderately fast-paced detective novel interspersed with chapters that didn’t seem to have anything to do with the mystery. However, it became clear later one that these chapters
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Aug 01, 2014 Cheryl (I Heart Fictional People) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, crime
In Yolonda Tonette Sanders’ first book in The Protective Detective Series, Wages of Sin, there is a serial killer on the loose who is targeting women, and dedicated homicide detective Troy Evans is determined to find the killer and stop the murders. As more information is progressively revealed, Troy begins to realize not only what the victims have in common but what he has in common with the killer. As Troy vigorously works this case, his wife, Natalie, has been becoming more and more ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it
"Wages of Sin" is a Christian suspense novel. While this novel is the first in a series, it did contain some characters from the author's previous book, "In Times of Trouble." This story did not spoil the mystery element of "In Times of Trouble," and you don't need to read that story to understand this one.

The mystery in this story had clues that pointed toward whodunit, and the rush to save a loved one from the killer was suspenseful. However, the beginning (at least, in the Advanced Reader Cop
Jun 22, 2014 OOSA rated it really liked it
“Stayed tuned for the latest news and information as we will provide any updates we have about The Bible Butcher the moment they come in.”

Someone is kidnapping and killing women in Columbus. The killer has been dubbed The Bible Butcher as each woman is found with a Bible on her chest. With over eighteen years of experience under his badge, Detective Troy Evans has been assigned the case. Juggling his responsibilities as husband, father, and detective, the lines soon are blurred when the killer s
Apr 10, 2014 MZURAQT rated it liked it
Natalie and Troy Davis have a great marriage and loving family. All seems to be well at least in Troy eyes. When a number of women are murdered Troy has been selected as lead detective to find the serial killer behind it. With no leads or motive Troy finds him self with more sleepless night and no family time.Determined to find the killer he soon realizes that he might have more in common with the killer than he think. Natalie know that in order to have the life she enjoys Troy must work but she ...more
Jun 26, 2014 Jennie rated it really liked it
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Overall, this was a pretty good book. I definitely enjoyed it and found myself trying to piece together the clues to figure out "who-dun-it". There were some moments of writing that weren't as clear as I would have liked to see, but it didn't distract me enough from the story to change my enjoyment. I would (and have!) recommend it to others and will gladly read future novels by Yolanda Tonette Sanders. I was appreciative of the way the
Jan 08, 2016 Monique rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book
Mystery meets the Word. Troy is a determined police detective that can't solve a rash of murders. This serial murderer continues to outwit the police when tragedy hits close to him. Troy is removed from the case and everything starts to unravel. Will Troy be able to solve the case before another person is killed? Definitely a page turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.
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Jul 05, 2014 teresa pogue rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. it surprised me that I liked it as well as I did. usually Christian suspense novels don't hold my attention but this one proved me wrong. I could not figure it out and it was not as predictable as I thought it would be. yolonda tonette Sanders will be added to my favorite authors list.
Nov 05, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! It had it all, mystery, great characters, moral issues, real problems, christian reference. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I liked that the characters from her past novels are kept alive in future book even though I haven't read any of them.
Aug 01, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The storyline surrounding the serial killer was very well written and kept me guessing (which I like). However, the romantic side of Troy and Natalie was too much information for me in a Christian novel. I give 3 stars for the serial killer storyline.
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Excellent murder mystery!
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