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The Spoken Word

(1992)
(The sixth book in the Moroni Traveler series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
This splendid mystery marks the fifth appearance of Salt Lake City private detective Moroni Traveler. Irvine ( Called Home ) further probes the knotty, affectionate relationship between Moroni and Martin, his doddering, delightful father and partner, against the background of Utah's cruel Aprils and the Mormon way of life. The tale takes off as Moroni becomes the first Gentile, i.e., nonbeliever, to enter the holy Temple. He is summoned there by the ailing First Prophet whose beloved grandniece, Lael, age 20, is being held by kidnappers who threaten to kill her unless the Prophet publishes a revelation granting women equal rights in the church, including membership in the priesthood. Battling springtime torrents, high-heeled harpies who kick him where it hurts the most, interfering churchmen and a host of convinced traditionalists, Moroni uncovers a surprising, devilish plan. The identity of the Evil One is clear early on, but that doesn't diminish the suspense in this rewarding novel.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spoken Word
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
ISBN: 0-312-07841-2 / 978-0-312-07841-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Spoken Word: A Moroni Traveler Novel
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Spoken Word: A Moroni Traveler Novel
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Spoken Word: A Moroni Traveler Novel
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Spoken Word: A Moroni Traveler Novel
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spoken Word Lib/E: A Moroni Traveler Novel
Author(s): R R Irvine
ISBN: 1-4830-3151-9 / 978-1-4830-3151-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spoken Word (Moroni Traveler series, Book 5)
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
ISBN: 1-4830-3153-5 / 978-1-4830-3153-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Spoken Word (Moroni Traveler series, Book 5)
Author(s): Robert R Irvine
ISBN: 1-4830-3152-7 / 978-1-4830-3152-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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