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Jonah Murtag is an Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force. His job is to eradicate all heretical religious faiths, their practitioners, and artifacts. Murtag's got problems - one of his partners is a zealot, and he's in love with the other one. Trouble at work, trouble at home. Murtag realizes that you can rob a citizenry of almost anything, but you can't take away its faith. When a string of bombings paralyzes the city, religious fanatics are initially suspected, but startling clues point to a far more ominous perpetrator. If Murtag doesn't get things sorted out, the Divine Council will dispatch the Quints, AKA Heaven's Own Bagmen. The clock is ticking towards doomsday for the Chosen of New Bethlehem. And Jonah Murtag's got another problem, the biggest and most worrisome: he isn't a believer anymore.

©2015 Nick Cutter (P)2015 Tantor

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Don't waste your money or time

Not one of his best works by any stretch of the imagination. I have been trying to get into this book, but I'm going to return it.

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  • 2015-12-03

Cutter is a rockstar!

Loved it! He has an awesome imagination that just does flitter on the edges of truth. Cutter uses adjectives and imagery to snap the perfect photo in the reader's minds while describing characters and setting. I would love to see Jonah, Porter, and the Quints back for another round! Please, Nick Cutter?!?

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  • c_hristy
  • 2021-06-13

Animal cruelty

I liked the religous dystopian twist but could not tolerate the animal cruelty theme repeatedly used for shock factor.

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  • kevin connolly
  • 2020-04-01

Good Time

Once again Nick Cutter brings the listener on a rollercoaster ride to a scary alternate future where Religion, State and Thriller all resides to make a fantastic story.
thanks again

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  • Tony Barbera
  • 2015-08-09

I was bored

I like Cutters work but though this was a different story and have have it a shot I just couldn't get into it. Which is a shame cause I enjoyed all of which IV read by author