A Killing in Zion by Andrew Hunt

A Killing in Zion: A Mystery (An Art Oveson Mystery #2) By Andrew Hunt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250064622
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 8th, 2015

When a polygamist leader and his bodyguard are murdered, the anti-polygamy squad of the Salt Lake Police Department faces the mixed messages from the police, the politicians, and powerful polygamous leaders. Art Oveson, a Salt Lake City deputy sheriff caught in the middle of these forces, has strong feelings about the evils of the polygamous sects. He takes it upon himself to care for a young, mute girl found at the scene of the crime who seems to be at the center of the conflict. Oveson’s passion for justice puts him in danger along with his friends and the young people he tries to protect. Andrew Hunt may live in Canada but his knowledge of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mormon history make the mystery come alive. Those who live in Utah will enjoy the picture of the state in 1934 and those who know nothing about Utah will read this as a picture of a curious place and curious people. It is an action novel that also looks at the violence that can result from religious extremism and offers a warning to those who ignore that violence. – Wendy Foster Leigh