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The Mormon Candidate by Avraham Azrieli
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The Mormon Candidate

by Avraham Azrieli

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All in all the book was very good. For me personally it took a couple chapters to really get into the story, but once the investigation began, I was able to dive right in.

The novel itself is pretty good. I was quite surprised when I was learning about the Mormon faith. As one of the main points of the story I was expecting only a bit of the religion to play a simple conspirator role throughout. I loved the story, but learning about another religion is something I did not expect.

I look forward to reading more of Azrieli's novels. Heck, maybe I shall learn more as I continue to read. ( )
  Stephen_Ramsay | Dec 9, 2013 |
If you enjoy reading stories with mystery, suspense, politics, and power; this book is for you. Author Avraham Azrieli explores the world of Mormonism and the possibility of a political candidate who unbeknownst to the American people, is on the warpath for control of the free world with the intent on forcing their beliefs on the American people. "The Mormon Candidate" will not disappoint nor bore the reader, the author delves deep into the back alleys of politics and religion without using finite details. The story does not feel like fantasy, rather it feels like a possibility in today's day and age of shifting worldviews and backhand politics. I also learned a good deal about the Mormon worldview, Azrieli really did his homework. I look forward to seeing more of Azrieli's quality writings. ( )
  WorkinMan26 | Dec 9, 2013 |
In The Mormon Candidate, Avraham Azrieli explores the connections between politics and religion. Covering the story of a tragic accident during a Marine Corps Veterans' motorcycle ride, freelance photo-journalist Ben Teller begins to suspect it may not have been an accident at all. Upon discovering the victim's iPod, Ben finds it contains a journal describing Presidential hopeful Joe Morgan's questionable past and leads Ben down a path to his own history. His investigation makes him the target of another attempted "accident," and in order to uncover the truth (and save his own life), he has to learn as much as he can about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to uncover evidence of the Mormon candidate's secret.
Azrieli creates a thrilling tale of deception, cover-ups, and murder. His depiction of the LDS Church sticks to the facts (with the exception of the Danites, which is a topic open to some debate). Can The Mormon Candidate be redeemed? Read Azrieli's book to find out! ( )
  thommorley | Dec 3, 2013 |
Good book, but needed more research before writing.

I really like Avraham Azrieli writing style. He has a way of bringing you into the book. He is a good story teller. Writing is easy to read and follow the storyline.

Without giving away any of the story - he is a good thriller writer. Except for the inaccuracies (see below) it was a pleasure to read and hard to put down. This book would have received a higher rating if the LDS Church was put in a more accurate light.

I wish he would have spent more time researching the LDS (Mormon) church. As a member of the church the inaccuracies were very hard to overcome. Every time the story took you to something about the church, there were inaccuracies, some small, most large and plainly wrong. I get the feeling that he interviewed ex- members of the Church and incorporated some of their hurt feeling and experiences into the the book - as the church was painted in negative broad strokes.

Aside from the incomplete research on the LDS Church - the book is good. ( )
  steven.loosle | Nov 22, 2013 |
Avrieli has a wonderful way of using religion and conspiracy in his writing. I wasn’t too familiar with the Mormon faith prior to reading “The Mormon Candidate,” but now I have a lot more insight into the faith. There are plenty of twists and turns involving cover-ups, death, and controversial religious practices. I couldn’t put this book down. This story would lend itself quite well to the big screen. ( )
  Sharronica | Nov 19, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 147519451X, Paperback)

While investigating the murder of a Marine veteran at a motorcycle rally, reporter Ben Teller infiltrates the Mormon Temple and uncovers a dark secret that could determine the U.S. presidential elections. Initial Readers’ Reviews on Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Political Thriller, July 23, 2012 By T.J. D "TJ" (IN United States) The Mormon Candidate by Avraham Azrieli is a fast-paced political thriller that will have you wanting to turn the page until the very end. The book takes readers past politics and into the world of the Mormon Church. It is an eye-opening discovery of just what the church is about and why they choose to stay so secretive. While many political thrillers tend to rehash the same clichés, this book goes beyond a typical political thriller to provide the reader with a new angle. The Mormon Candidate is well written, and more importantly, well researched to present a realistic picture of the Mormon Church. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves political thrillers, but also to those who just love to read a good story. 5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly Good, July 22, 2012 By heap I have to admit, I didn't think I'd enjoy this book; I practically knew nothing about Mormons, and all the books I've read on the same genre usually involve the Catholic Church. However, "The Mormon Candidate" was a surprisingly fresh and exciting take on politics and religion; I just had to finish it right away. Fluid and always interesting, this book just reeled me in with its unexpected twists, drama, and characters who are described so vividly I could imagine them next to me. 5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps Your Fingers Crossed Till The End, July 21, 2012 By Jude Hickmann It's been long time that I felt fully satisfied after reading a book. I should appreciate the way Avraham unfolds the mystery behind the motorcycle accident, the book is adventurous, and no dip in excitement. I basically have great interest in stories that speak about politics and Avraham exactly triggered this excitement in me. I would feel that all readers, after reading this book, would have experienced the same kind of feeling I had. I would again start reading this book and am sure even if we read multiple times, it will bring the same excitement as in the beginning. Avraham Azrieli had become one of my favorite authors. 4.0 out of 5 stars Politically Relevant Action, July 20, 2012 By Mitch Wyatt "The Mormon Candidate" is a rare book in that it manages to be both highly entertaining and highly relevant to the current political climate. Ben Teller's unyielding investigation of a suspicious accidental motorcycle death enhances the excitement of the overall story. Azrieli has done a staggering amount of research to make the facts of the book as accurate as possible. All of the scriptures listed, and the descriptions of individual aspects of the church are essentially dead-on. Considering the parallels of the book to real life, absolutely anyone who has any interest in politics or the Mormon Church will quickly find themselves taken away by this interesting story []. 5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Brown and James Patterson Collide, July 19, 2012 By Penny Brien (Higley, AZ United States) What an amazing story this is. It is the DaVinci Code of the Mormon Church with the James Patterson flair for adventure and mysterious twists. Don't start reading this book unless you have the time to finish it because once you start reading you won't be able to put it down. It enthralls you from the first page and sends you on a roller coaster of adventure. Ben Teller is a tenacious reporter who will just not let go of this story until he has all the answers and the twists and turns have the reader curious to know all the answers as well. Wonderfully well written and worth every bit of time expended in reading it. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys authors such as Dan Brown, David Baldacci and James Patterson; because Avraham Azrieli is in their league.

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