Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gods and Fathers by James LePore

 "Leave your guns," said jack. "Take theirs."
"Leave our guns?", Matt said.
"They are CB guns, Matt," said Clark. "Untraceable."
~~~Page 249

Title: Gods and Fathers
Author: James LePore
ISBN-13: 978-1611880298
Publisher: The Story Plant/2012
Pages: 261

I love novels with strong influence of espionage and intelligence. Terrorism is an international issue and LePore has dealt with it very well. In fact he does it rather well, in all his novels. 

Matt DeMarco is a lawyer and his estranged son Michael is charged with rape and murder of his Girl friend Yashmin. Debra, Matt's ex-wife is married to a rich Syrian, who seems to have links with Islamic terrorism. Matt has to save his son, who seems to have been set up. When the investigating officers are killed one by one, Matt knows he has to do something about it. This takes him into deep, murky world of revenge, terrorism and killings.

Given the prevailing situation in Syria and the Arab world, I found the novel engrossing. The characters are well developed. And grow on us. Evil is personified very well. I liked the underlying plot. I look forward to read more novels by James LePore...


La Toya said...

I also love stories revolving around espionage but haven't read ONE book about it yet! Isn't that crazy?? Maybe I will check this one out :)

La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an exciting read.


CMash said...

Great review. I am also looking forward to his future novels. Thank you for your thoughts.

Nise' said...

I've got this one sitting on my stacks. Glad you enjoyed it.