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Minutes before the biggest Notre Dame football game in decades, the Fighting Irish campus is sent into shock. A bloodied and bruised young woman stumbles from the bedroom of a Notre Dame priest, collapsing amidst the game day crowd. Police identify her as the wayward daughter of local congressman Michael O’Riordan.

On the other side of campus, law student George DeMarco enc
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 14th 2013 by Presque Isle Media
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Julie Wear
Oct 01, 2013 Julie Wear rated it liked it
John M. Persinger is the author of The Saint Joseph Plot. It is his first novel with a follow-up, The Saint Francis Revelation, expected sometime in 2014.

George DeMarco is a law student studying at Notre Dame. He is a hardworking student, a born and raised Catholic, and a loving husband to his new wife Lauren. His faith, marriage, and future are all tested when Father Sean Finnegan claims to be framed for the brutal assault of a young woman. George decides he will help Father Finnegan only to fi
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Fireslily
Sep 09, 2013 Fireslily rated it it was ok
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Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of this book. The first problems appeared in the first chapter. My biggest complaint was the constant switching between POVs in order to include foreshadowing or other clues about the mystery. It felt so forced when it would suddenly switch from George's POV in order to present some information. Page 12 starts off from George's POV as he encounters Father Finnegan. Suddenly, it changes as a sentance includes the following:
"A girl . . . um . . . what kind of girl?"
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Elizabeth
Aug 13, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
The book has a lot of twists and turns. It keeps you reading to really find out 'who done it' - Two of the last three standing I expected. But the third..... albeit a slimy politician survived. Persinger, pulled the novel together nicely however he didn't neatly package the ending. It was happily ever after, but only sort of..... Made for a great vacation read.
Julie
Jul 15, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
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I won & received this book through Goodreads.

It was a great book! A bit anticlimactic at the end, but a great book none-the-less. Great storyline, easy to read--- not a lot of lull for you to wander and get bored. The ending was a bit abrupt though... expected a bit more excitement in how it ended. I do look forward to what's next from John M. Persinger!
Louise Wardell
Sep 10, 2013 Louise Wardell rated it really liked it
Thank you goodreads for the opportunity to read this book. This is a thriller that keeps you turning the page to see how it is all intertwined. The election day is very deadly and answers to who killed 15 years before.
Jonathan D'Silva
Jul 09, 2013 Jonathan D'Silva rated it it was amazing
great plot. characters need a little work - a little too conveniently related, but I couldn't put it down! great first book and looking forward to more.
Eileen Johnson
Jul 24, 2013 Eileen Johnson rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Saint Joseph Plot and its fast paced storyline. Kept me guessing until the end. Great first novel by Mr. Persinger and I am looking forward to his next book.
Deadlined
Aug 09, 2013 Deadlined rated it did not like it
I tried to read this book several times, and never could get past the first chapter. The prose felt forced, not something I want to find in a thriller. I eventually abandoned the book.

I received a complementary copy for review.
Caroline Waddell
Jul 16, 2013 Caroline Waddell rated it liked it
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This is not exactly my favorite genre, but it was very well done. It took me a while to get through, but had a pretty good payoff in the end.
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John M. Persinger graduated from Notre Dame Law School and Harvard College. While at Harvard, John co-captained the varsity swimming and diving team and competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. In between college and law school, he worked at the White House and at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia. He practices law and lives with his family in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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