Book Of The Day – The Righteous

by Greg on August 16, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is another highly rated bargain book. The Righteous by Michael Wallace has an impressive 4.3 star rating and costs only 99 cents.

“I really, really enjoyed this book. Fast-paced, well-written, and, well, thrilling! If I had to say anything negative about it, it would be that I stayed up way too late because I absolutely could not put it down, so today I’m exhausted! Well worth the price, in fact, it’s worth a lot more.” Lily – Amazon Reviewer

The Righteous
by Michael Wallace
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Category: Suspense/Thriller
Price: $0.99


When a brutal murder shocks the polygamist enclave of Blister Creek, Utah, church elders call in Jacob Christianson, a medical student and the favored son of a church elder. Jacob must solve the murder while protecting his young sister Eliza from marriage to one of three old men jostling for power within the church hierarchy.

Jacob discovers that the murdered woman has been killed in accordance with secret blood oaths taken within the polygamist temple. Together with his sister, he uncovers a plot to overthrow the church leadership, with murders that reach beyond the community and into the “gentile” world. The Righteous is a heart-pounding suspense-thriller with a depth that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Without giving away the plot line, Wallace details rites and rituals of polygamy, while intertwining a murder mystery that grips you from the first chapter. Engrossing sub plots that keep the pages turning, The Righteous was a hit with me.


I definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes a good murder mystery and I hope that Mr. Wallace brings Jacob and Eliza back for more adventures.


This book combined an engaging story with an intellectually satisfying read. I learned about a way of life very different from my own, while enjoying a thrilling and emotionally satisfying read. Plus, the author managed to do all this without the use of inappropriate cuss words and gratuitous sex! Highly recommend.

Get The Righteous here: The Righteous

About The Author

I’ve trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

I hope you enjoy my books as much as I’ve enjoyed my crazy life. I welcome email from readers at m.wallace23(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Michael Wallace and ENT appreciate it.

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