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Saturday, January 9, 2016

"The Angel", by Mark Dawson

Book 1, in the Isabella Rose Thriller series

This new series is a spin off from the Beatrix Rose Trilogy. “The Angel “is referred as Act 1 in a story involving Isabella Rose, Beatrix Rose‘s fifteen year old daughter. Although not necessary, I would suggest starting with the Beatrix Rose wonderful Trilogy first and to look into the John Milton novels as well.

It opens with a multi-faceted terrorist attack in London and the drama is told from the point of views of the terrorist as they carry out their mission. Creatively based on events that surfaced in the past years Mr. Dawson didn’t spare anything: the suspense is wild, people die and body count mount. As the narrative changes its course, the action brings us throughout the UK, Morocco and Switzerland into an operation that will bring justice any way possible.

Although we have plenty of tense moments, some twists and lots of bang at first unfortunately the experience kind of slowly petered out and became less realistic when Pope head of “The Firm”, is tasked with finding who is behind this atrocity brings in a 15 year old to do undercover work. “The Angel” is her code name.

This may be a cliff-hanger but the drama leaves too many questions unanswered by the end to be a fully satisfying read. Ending a story so abruptly may be a ruse to pique out interest but this gambit may not turn out to be a good one in the long run. Now we need to wait for the unmissable sequel…

I received this book for free from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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