Here is a suspense novel that lives up to the genre. The story line moves along at a very fast pace and has some quirky characters that stand out somewhat in relief. I absolutely love the subject matter, and the philosophical truths that peek out are quite thought provoking. I have been quite impressed with Bill Myers’ work.

There is just one problem with this work, though… every character has a back story that is outlined for the reader. Perhaps this is necessary so we get the disjointed feel of a serial killer at work… perhaps it is so that we can see actually how a real FBI agent feels about each of those people murdered. But, for me, the flow of the story is disrupted when we jump into the head of different people so often without a lot of character development.

A back story is what every author develops about each character so the character won’t step out of character. Most authors do this in their head rather than in the story line. Well, I guess it isn’t actually a back story, but we step into the lives of each of the characters mentioned in the story which makes it difficult to keep track of who is who and what is important to remember.

Maybe I’m too old, but when a story is filled with so many names and places it is hard for me to keep track when I’m deep into a most suspense-filled moment and I’m jerked willy nilly to another character’s head. Perhaps this new generation that can multitask — read a map, drive a car, text message, listen to rap music, get to work on time — may like this kind of suspense thriller. Maybe I’m so far out of the current loop that people consider me old fashioned, and that’s okay. I just terribly miss those old fashioned thrillers that stick with one or two characters and follow the evidence trail, spin the suspense and keep it tight and clean to the end. Instead, I feel like I’ve been thrown into the washing machine and we wash a little soak a little wash a little soak a little, then we finally get to the spin cycle and what a spin it is.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Angel Of Wrath
FaithWords (April 8, 2009)
by
Bill MyersABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Well, one thing led to another and even though I got C’s in my one writing class in college (and told God I could do anything for him but write) I got my first writing job for a TV series. And then another and then some directing jobs and finally some books. (I think I’ve written and/or directed a few dozen films and about 60 books). The projects have won about 40 awards, I get to travel all over the world, and I’m having the time of my life. I often think that none of this would have happened if I lived my life my way. I would have never chosen writing and directing for a living. Instead, I might be in somebody’s mouth this very minute drilling away as a dentist. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being a dentist, it’s just not what I was designed for. So, everywhere I go, I encourage people to say yes to God, no matter how foolish it may feel, because by doing that, they’ll be in the center of His will and living a cooler life than they’d ever dreamed possible. It’s not always easy and it can be a little scary…but it’s anything but boring!

Today I live in California, not too far from Hollyweird (where I’m still trying to make a difference) with two cats, two kids, one dog and one wife.

Another Faithword book by Bill Myers is The Voice.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Thirteen-year-old Jazmin, her ex-Special Ops uncle Charlie, and former FBI agent Lisa are reunited in the second of the Voice of God series to stop a an assassin driven to murder members of a megachurch led by Lisa’s brother. This assassin has drawn in a coven of teens toying with satanic practices to support his efforts. The naive youth engage in ceremonies that appear to usher in the death of each of his victims. When their rituals open a portal into the spiritual realm, a terrifying and mysterious entity crosses over to our world.
The battle culminates with the capture of Lisa’s father as the next target and a Black Mass requiring both their deaths as a sacrifice. The team will, once again, have to rely on all their wits, strength, and faith to survive in this action-packed, unearthly warfare.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Angel Of Wrath, go HERE

Other book reviews are available at Gina’s Christian writings reviewed blog located at  http://uponreflectionblog.blogspot.com.

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