"Many readers will benefit from the peek contained in the organization's hierarchy. additionally relaxing is the lively romance among Doyle and Vicky Stanopolis, his companion in additional methods than one. And the shock finishing is a wowser."
—Mystery Scene Magazine
"This is Heffernan's moment novel concerning the 'Dead Detective,' Harry Doyle, a Pinellas County murder detective, who during this publication investigates a sequence of murders that lead again to the intensely secretive Church of Scientology."
—Tampa Bay Times
"The lifeless Detective pursues miscreants connected to the Church of Scientology from their Florida headquarters to the Yukon country. . .Highly entertaining."
"Action strikes from Florida's Gulf Coast to the wilds of Alaska, the place a so much fulfilling end happens. Heffernan pulls no punches in taking over Scientology (and, in short, Tom Cruise) during this long-awaited go back of Harry Doyle. Hard-boiled motion with a layer of controversy."
"The reliable guys—Doyle; his detective associate, Vicky Stanopolis; and Clearwater police sergeant Max Abrams—remain wonderful and beautiful throughout."
"While investigating a homicide that has additionally left his much-loved adoptive father heavily wounded, Harry Doyle (aka the useless Detective) unearths himself contending with executives from the Church of Scientology."
—Publishers Weekly, Spring 2017 bulletins, Mysteries & Thrillers
"This is a enjoyable and fast-paced novel...If you're a mystery or secret reader and occupied with the interior workings of Scientology, then The Scientology Murders is a needs to read."
"The useless Detective is Heffernan's first novel in seven years, and anyplace he is been, he hasn't forgotten the best way to write an exceptional, gritty police procedural. . .This edgy police drama succeeds in taking pictures the hysteria that grips Tampa citizens while a celeb felony is located useless in a cypress swamp."
—New York instances e-book Review on The useless Detective
A sequence of murders in Florida have left the police strength baffled and Detective Harry Doyle's much-loved adoptive father heavily wounded. As his research turns into own, Doyle—known to his friends because the useless Detective--finds he needs to penetrate some of the most inner most associations within the state so that it will music down these responsible.
Clearwater, Florida, is the non secular middle of Scientology, a faith that encourages its participants to stay natural and real to their ideals. One senior chief has a faulty younger guy in his hire, a twisted soul who will cease at not anything to ensure the principles are followed—even if it ability shaming the very virtues espoused through the church.
With veils of secrecy surrounding the church's internal sanctums, the detectives are stonewalled at each flip. ultimately, notwithstanding, the research leads Doyle, his accomplice Vicky Stanopolis, and Clearwater Sergeant Max Abrams to the some distance reaches of Alaska, the place they arrive face-to-face with demise in a sort they by no means expected.