Author Cortez Law III writes:
I’ve always loved the cat and mouse hunt that are thrillers, suspense, and mysteries that paint heart-thumping, complex puzzles. Christian thrillers, suspense, mysteries present opportunities to analyze the evil of a man’s heart as it relates to biblical truths.
Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death . . .”; Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he . . .” and Matthew 15:19, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Many of our policemen and policewomen are Christians. I want to depict them as everyday people punching the clock like the rest of working America.
As the investigation progresses in my novels, so does the spiritual journey of the characters. Some become more enlightened; others may not. Man is a spirit, he possesses a soul and lives in a body. Many crime stories in the general trade don’t acknowledge the spirit or inner man’s journey. They tend to focus on the mind, will, emotions, imagination, and memory of the soul.
A similar focus targets the body’s five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. It’s difficult to pepper the spiritual element in these stories without seeming to proselytize. However, it’s also difficult not to include the biblical element as a Christian writer. It’s who I am. In addition, I can reflect my African-American heritage within these stories for even greater depth.
About Cortez Law III:
Cortez Law III is the author of five independently published books. The romance novel, My Brother’s Keeper (2001), the Atlanta X-Men Homicide Squad suspense, mystery, thriller novels Kremlin Tide (2014), Cold Lick (2015) the just released Serial Rites (2017), and the science fiction thriller S.Y.P.H.E.N. (2015). He resides in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
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Atlanta Homicide Sergeant Malcolm Hobbs’ strength: Acute intuition into human nature. His weakness: Loss of faith in God. Despite his immense ability, he’s on the edge and contemplates quitting. The mystery of Hobbs is his sanity. Will his spirit and soul unite in time to resolve his trauma or will they divide too late to stop him from experiencing the peace of God as they rage a live or die war?
In the psychological thriller, SERIAL RITES, a prequel to KREMLIN TIDE (2014) and COLD LICK (2015), Hobbs’ detective skills encounter one of the most compelling cases in his career, but there’s a big problem. A precarious Hobbs isn’t at full strength and he’s breaking in a new Detective to his team in former Columbus, Ohio hotshot, Shepard Cush.
When Hobbs and his elite team of investigators nicknamed, The X-Men, discover the catalyst to the murders, they must decipher the puzzling schematic from the cold heart of a psychopath known as, The Profiler.
Atlanta’s confidence in the high-profile detectives is on trial against this meticulous and motivated predator with a macabre M.O. The question is will The Profiler’s blood-lustful vision satisfy him enough not to include The X-Men themselves?