BOOK REVIEW: BLOOD OF ANGELS
I had never read any of Reed Arvin’s books so I did not know what I would find. I liked what I found. A good style of writing and a great way to present a mystifying story through a prosecutor working in our court system. Thomas Dennehy is an Assistant District Attorney in an office where the DA is about to retire. There is a bit of push and shove as to the replacement but Dennehy does not care. He is, however, in a spot as the result of a guilty verdict from one of his previous cases from which the guilty person, Wilson Owens, had been given a death sentence and was executed. All of a sudden, another person comes forward and claims they did the killing, not Owens.
Many characters come into play as Dennehy and the feuding prosecutors in the DA’s office all try to chastise Dennehy. He starts searching for details that tie in Owens’s case with the new professed killer, Moses Bol. Dennehy is led to Pastor Fiona Downs, a preacher who is trying to help the downtrodden using an old church. Most of those she helps are from local ethnic gangs, including Moses Bol.
Dennehy and Downs fall for each other but her position as a pastor keep them from committing to each other because of so many controversial issues that come into play. If this is confusing you, you will learn much more when you read this book. It gets even better as it goes on. Characters you think are bad turn your mind around and become heroes, and visa versa! Do yourself a favor and read this book. There are very few dull moments in this book.
REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN
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