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Fighting chance
Haddam, Jane, 1951-
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[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Gregor Demarkian grew up in the Armenian-American enclave in Philadelphia known as Cavanaugh Street. Even though he left to go to college, and then went on to a storied career in the famous Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, he eventually returned to Cavanaugh Street after an early retirement. There he finds himself in a rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhood that still retains some of the friends, institutions, and flavor of the immigrant neighborhood he grew up in. Among them is his best friend, Father Tibor Kasparian, the parish priest of the local Armenian-Orthodox church, probably the most genuinely gentle soul that Demarkian has ever met. When Father Tibor is then arrested on murder charges, it tears at the very foundation of Demarkian's world. While Gregor has very strict rules about for whom and under what conditions he will consult, all those rules go by the wayside. Demarkian is now a man possessed, and his one goal is to find out what really happened and who is really responsible for the murder Father Tibor is charged with"--Provided by publisher.
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Gregor Demarkian grew up in Philadelphia's Armenian-American enclave known as Cavanaugh Street. After a storied career in the FBI, he returned to the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood that retains some of the friends and flavors of his youth. Among them is his best friend, Father Tibor Kasparian, the local Armenian-Orthodox parish priest and a genuinely gentle soul. So when Father Tibor is arrested for murder, it tears at the very foundation of Gregor's world.

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Library Journal Review

Gregor Demarkian is a retired FBI profiler who can't seem to get away from murder. This time, his beloved friend Father Tibor Kasparian has been filmed apparently murdering a corrupt juvenile court judge. Gregor knows that the gentle Father must be covering for someone. But who? Putting to the side their current crusade against a bank trying to foreclose on a house one which it doesn't hold a mortgage, Gregor and friends must turn their attention to investigating not only whodunit but the reasons why Tibor is covering for him or her. In this 29th book in the long-running series (after Hearts of Sand), the writing is vivid, and the final plot twist quite unexpected. David Colacci reads well despite the unexpected use of somewhat rasping tones for Demarkian's spoken voice. Verdict Recommended for mystery listeners with particular interests in Philadelphia or Armenian American communities as well as others looking for a well-written cozy mystery.-I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ames, IA (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.