Deadly Desire

A gripping, suspenseful murder mystery takes a supernatural slant in Robert Joseph's DEADLY DESIRE.
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Deadly Desire by Robert Joseph is one the more interesting books I have read because of the content. The story delves into the subject of Buddhism, the power that some of its leaders possess, and how devoted the followers can be. Willard Weems, now a devout Buddhist, is just beginning to meditate when he is stabbed multiple times by a small figure with wild hair wearing a kimono. Hank and Raff, long time partners, respond to the scene. Hank is married and Raff is divorced with a teenaged daughter that he loves to no end. The suspects include the Weems family and anyone else that would profit from his death. One particular person is Devachen Rinpoche, an individual very popular with the Tibetan Buddhist community. The Rinpoche lives on the estate of Mr. Weems and is a very influential component of his life. This Rinpoche also inhabits the body of a very beautiful woman when he wants to speak important truths to his followers. As the story progresses more murders occur until an entire family and a detective lay dead. In the midst of the investigation Raff also finds himself falling head over heels for a possible suspect even though he knows it could jeopardize his career. Join Raff and Hank as they search for a killer who is lighting quick, disappears into thin air, and who leaves no DNA. When Raff’s daughter is threatened, he does the only thing he can and it costs him the love that he held so dear. I enjoyed reading this book because it has murder, budding love, mystery and quite interesting information on Buddhist monks, some of whom can create physical beings with their mind. See how all of things merge as all the pieces of the puzzle fall together and you realize that not everyone is who they say they are and that even the strongest person is never in full control.

-- Kindle Customer
Book Description:

A gripping, suspenseful murder mystery takes a supernatural slant in Robert Joseph’s DEADLY DESIRE. When homicide detective Raff Rafferty is assigned to find the killer of a reclusive millionaire, he becomes embroiled in an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. Could the killer be the beautiful guru who is not only the millionaire’s heir, but also claims to be the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan lama with mystical powers? While Raff tries to catch the killer and resist the temptations of this seductive woman, he must also fight to save his own life. A tense, taut thriller, DEADLY DESIRE has enough hair-raising twists and turns to keep you guessing from the first exciting page to the last.

Robert Joseph (Author)
After selling 1 million+ print books, and being published with Ballantine, Berkley, Fawcett, Pinnacle, W. H. Allen, author Robert Joseph comes to the Kindle with his latest and 10th novel, LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY, a coming-of-age story set at the end of World War II, which is currently available at, as are some of his other past literary works. Robert is currently working on the Raff Rafferty detective/thriller mystery series, the first of which DEADLY DESIRE is now available and will be followed very soon by others in the series. In addition, Robert has written many screenplays, including the film THE DIVINE LOVERS and works for the stage which have been produced in Los Angeles.
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