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For Better, For Worse: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story - Signed by Author

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For Better, For Worse: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story - Signed by the Author

From Finland to California, the action, suspense and intrigue don't let up. Pastor Stephen Grant arrives in California to officiate at the wedding of two friends. But the past reaches out to disrupt the festivities. Can Grant and his former CIA colleagues stop an attack by a team of killers sent by a powerful figure bent on revenge?

Kirkus Reviews has called Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant “an engaging and multifaceted character” and “a consistently entertaining hero.” Lutheran Book Review says, “I miss Tom Clancy. Keating fills that void for me.” The retired host of KFUO radio’s BookTalk declares, “Ray Keating is a great novelist.” David Keene of The Washington Times calls these novels “great reads.”  And another reviewer observes, “How I'd love to see Pastor Grant on Netflix!” 

In an article titled “If James Bond Became a Pastor” covering Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries series, author and columnist Gene Veith noted, “Mr. Keating knows how to tell an exciting story. And these books, like the James Bond novels, are ridiculously entertaining.”

Regarding the Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers and mysteries, Matthew Heise, author of The Gates of Hell: An Untold Story of Faith and Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union, said, “Check out Ray's novels… They are action-filled and deeply thought out. His Stephen Grant is Jack Ryan in Lutheran clerical garb!”

Reviews of For Better, For Worse...

"The story hits all the notes of previous installments in the Pastor Stephen Grant series, with a typically ferocious pace, high-tension storytelling, and a spray of breathless action sequences. While billed as a short story, it has the breadth and length of a novella, expanding the legend of Pastor Grant in this perennially entertaining series." - Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★

"Another jackpot for Keating... A thrilling and fast-paced start sets the scene faultlessly as Keating leads us from the charged atmosphere of covert operations to the warmth of friendship and love until we are once again thrust into the dangerous business of CDM International Strategies and Security. With his plotline down to a fine art, Keating demonstrates his skill as he executes his story in a perfect spiral of light and dark. One of the great pleasures of a Ray Keating novel is the ease with which you can slip within its pages in comfort and settle into the new adventures of familiar characters who you have no choice but to invest in... For Better, For Worse may be a quick read, but it is nevertheless a highly satisfying one, unburdened by trite genre tropes, but with all the gripping touch points his readers have come to expect." - BookViral Reviews, ★★★★★

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Ray Keating is a novelist, an economist, a nonfiction author, a podcaster, a columnist, and an entrepreneur. He is the author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, the Alliance of Saint Michael series, and assorted nonfiction books. For more information, go here.