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The Sacred Sin by Estevan Vega
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Meet Jude Foster. He is a disillusioned LA homicide detective. A year ago, his previous partner nearly killed him in an old church. Now, saddled with a new interim partner, Rachel, Jude is investigating more bizarre homicides. The victims are untouched, except for a bizarre cross mark on their bodies that seem to have come from the inside rather than with any outside injuries.

Jude is struggling with inner demons over the betrayal of his previous partner, Morgan Cross, and is obsessed with finding the unknown murderer. He believes that Morgan, the recent crimes, and the ever elusive "Victor" are all connected.

With a story that travels from LA to Haiti and back again, the reader is entranced in the nightmare murder investigation that Jude is caught smack dab in the middle of. His brother gets caught in the web of intrigue, as does an old priest who befriended Jude years ago.

Mr. Vega is a new young writer with a talent for keeping the reader in suspense until the very end. It wasn't until the last chapter that everything is revealed and the story can be wrapped up. At only eighteen years of age, Mr. Vega has a long future ahead of him. He's definitely an author to keep your eye on!

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