To protect and to serve, or to save her own brother?
Angel Day, the lead sniper for the Phoenix Police Department, got her nickname “The Angel of Death” the old-fashioned way: she earned it for her ruthless efficiency at stopping crimes with one well-placed bullet. When a massive call-out down by the Mexican Border reveals a terrorist cell and turns into a standoff, Angel’s youngest brother, the lost soul of her family, texts her that he is inside that barricaded house, and her orders are to shoot anything that moves.
The Angel of Death is the first in a series written by USA Today Bestselling Author Blair C. Babylon and the first book I’ve read from this author. Though this title is different from her well known romance and erotic romance books written under Blair Babylon (no ‘C’ initials), this series does not fall short of the genre it is written in.
The Angel of Death is a mystery, thriller and suspense story that gives you sizzling action from the get go and refuses to diminish. Each chapter builds on the pressure, the emotions, and the turmoil with just the right mixture of humor and comedy. Regular tedious actions like having dinner, filling out paperwork, are molded into something far more enjoyable, the reader isn’t simply reading about the characters doing these ordinary activities, the reader is peeling back the layers of what makes each and every character interesting, fun, and enthralling.
The personality that is thrown into the writing is catchy and addictive. The imagery, the descriptions of various aspects and situations is wonderfully enjoyable. Halfway through the story one finds themselves at a boiling point, it urges one’s most inner emotions forward and refuses to let go. One has to keep reading, keep feeling for the characters and hoping that the end will make everything alright. All of this and more makes this book easily a favorite and a must read.
The Angel of Death packs one heck of a thrill ride for any action fan and for those who are looking for something different. This book takes on a very enticing formula. Right after the first chapter there is a short recap or alternate point of view from another character that seems to slow the story down. But as one reads these short renditions laid throughout the book they seem to add more personality to the characters, makes them more three dimensional and real.
Those snit bits don’t hinder the book but make it stronger, make it unique. This book is brilliant, it is heart wrenching, and action packed (can’t say it enough). Why hasn’t someone written more books like this?
Sum it up: A tightly wound-up mystery/thriller story packed with so much action that it explodes off the pages.
What I liked most: Everything! Every freaking action packed, emotion stirring, tear jerking thing!!
What I liked the least: That I have to wait for the second one and yes that is a reasonable reason. I have fallen in love with this author, the way she writes, and Angel Day. I want her to find love, to find peace, and to kick more ass just the way she does best.
Would I read the sequel(s)? Yes, yes, and yes! Already downloaded a few of her romance titles. In fact I will be listing one of her books as the free eBook Spotlight of this month for those seeking a more romantic story. 🙂
Hope you all enjoyed this book review. I received this title in exchange for a fair review. Don’t forget to come back to read our next review on Dominion: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller by Doug Goodman, yet another different genre from our usual romance/erotic theme. Doug Goodman is one of the wonderful authors that participated in our NANOWRIMO Author Pep Talks.