Ray Keating has been called “a great novelist” by the host of “BookTalk” radio, and Amazon.com reviewers have compared his thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, Cussler, and Morrell.
A reviewer in The Washington Times wrote: "What Ian Fleming's 007 series has probably done for ex-MI-6 agents and Tom Clancy has done for retired CIA officers, Mr. Keating has done for the minority of former CIA agents who have served their country by working in the intelligence community, but now wish to serve God... Mr. Keating also allows you to discover how each of his characters tick in a style and tone reminiscent of some of the best-loved books of all time."
The editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, Marvin Olasky, wrote in the June 28, 2014, issue: "Most of my favorite detective or spy novel authors have written series of books. As it’s hard to declare one particular book in a series to be best of show, I’ll simply list 10 secular and 10 Christian authors." And among his top 10 Christian novelists? Ray Keating, author of the Pastor Stephen Grant series.
Ray Keating is a novelist, an economist, a podcaster, a columnist with RealClearMarkets.com, a former weekly columnist with Long Island Business News and Newsday, and a former adjunct college professor. His work has appeared in a wide range of additional periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Post, Los Angeles Daily News, The Boston Globe, National Review, The Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, New York Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal Bulletin, and Cincinnati Enquirer. Keating lives on Long Island with his family.
So far, Keating has published eight novels featuring Stephen Grant. The first was WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the second ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the third AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the fourth THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the fifth MURDERER'S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the sixth WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, the seventh LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, and the latest REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL.
MURDERER'S ROW was named KFUO's BookTalk "Book of the Year" for 2015, and THE RIVER was a "Book of the Year" finalist.
And more Stephen Grant adventures are on the way!