Faith-based speculative fiction fans should enjoy this tale of an angel vigilante’s glorious journey.
This debut novel—and series opener—is a blend of Christian mythology, crime drama, and arcane thriller that follows two detectives as they attempt to track down a seemingly unstoppable killer.
Ian Jelani and his partner, Lane Madigan, are Miami police detectives tasked with finding a murderer who has been ritualistically butchering criminals—drug dealers, porn peddlers, terrorists. As the two investigate the elusive executioner, they discover similar homicides across the country. The “Holy Terror,” as the media have dubbed the killer, only targets hardcore criminals.
Fueled by Christian beliefs—relevant biblical verses and Christian doctrine abound—this tale about the spiritual awakenings of all three characters is powerfully moving. (Christian readers will also undoubtedly enjoy the pop-culture references, like the Christian metal band Stryper.) The pacing is brisk, and Dougherty’s narrative reads like a thriller, high intensity throughout with action-packed scenes from beginning to end. (read the full review)….
This is a very captivating story. It is nothing like I expected it to be. It is a little gory at times but very gripping. It involves various types of supernatural characters. It is part detective mystery and part otherworldly confrontations. It is a “page-turner” and keeps one guessing about the outcome.
This is a book of determination, judgment, defiance, self-examination, and retribution. It is very thought-provoking.
The characters are well-defined and events are portrayed vividly. The Title and Cover image are both chosen very well in depicting the contents of the book.
My personal opinion, in a large part, believes as the author portrays but not totally. However, it is a view worth examining. It is very imaginative.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.