By Reed Arvin
Reed Arvin's earlier novel, The final see you later, used to be "the neatest thing a mystery should be: suspenseful, clever, and good written" (Harlan Coben), and had the critics raving: humans journal acknowledged, "You'll be hooked," and the recent York instances declared it "sultry, devious, adrenaline-boosting suspense." Now comes a vibrant and haunting story of 1 man's look for the reality -- it doesn't matter what the implications. Thomas Dennehy, senior prosecutor in Davidson County, Tennessee, does not realize Nashville anymore: a decade of relentless immigration skill law enforcement officials are studying Spanish, and the DA' s workplace is seeking Vietnamese translators. Thomas's most recent case is prosecuting Moses Bol, a Sudanese refugee who faces the demise penalty for killing a white lady within the international locations, a infamous, racially charged a part of city. Bol's conviction turns out definite, until eventually a school professor claims Thomas despatched the inaccurate guy to the loss of life chamber in a prior case. The DA' s workplace is rocked to its center, yet inside of days one other blow falls: a gorgeous and exceptional anti-death penalty activist mysteriously surfaces as Bol's alibi, claiming she used to be with him on the time of the crime. Bol's case turns into a lightning rod as protesters on either side converge on Nashville and tensions threaten to blow up. in the meantime, Bol's alibi has her personal secrets and techniques -- and is fearful of anyone operating behind the curtain to get what he desires -- whether it ability homicide. Will Dennehy be capable to piece issues jointly at the beginning he believes in regards to the legislation, and approximately justice, is torn aside? brilliant with the emotional complexity that has turn into the hallmark of Reed Arvin's paintings, Blood of Angels is full of nonstop motion, impeccable element, and unforgettable characters, making this a unique that's irresistible.
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You’re in for the show,” he says quietly. “They’re leading me to pasture, Thomas. I’ve got good years left in me. ” He looks at me helplessly, which is a new expression for him. He is so good at what he does—so finely tuned, for such a precise purpose—that neither one of us can imagine his next act. He’s only sixty-five, which means he could be looking at twenty-five years to fill. ” I ask. ” “I have a very serviceable revolver at home, Dennehy,” he says. ” He sounds tired, like he’s already bored with doing the nothing he has staring at him for the next two or three decades.
A Dr. ” “Yeah. ” I raise an eyebrow. ” Carl nods. “Arabic, Swahili, Dinka, and English makes four. Because the kid’s English wasn’t that bad. I think he was understanding more than he let on. You could see it in his eyes, how he followed the conversation. Word to the wise, Thomas. ” “We got the translator anyway, just to avoid a basis of appeal later on. ” “Anyway, with the translator’s help the kid makes a statement, and it doesn’t hold up. He says he wasn’t there at the time. ” Carl B L O O D o f A N G E L S 35 pauses.
Tuesday, three-thirty, Jackson conference room. ” If I don’t watch this kid, he’s going to run all over me. “OK, Stillman. ” 30 R E E D A R V I N I point at the files. ” The smile thins into an ironic line. ” I give Stillman a warning look, and he backs off. ” “So tell me, Stillman. ” “Mr. Bol’s not from around here. ” Stillman’s description is understatement: Bol is from the horribly war-torn country of Sudan, and thanks to the vagaries of international politics, he and 150 or so of his countrymen are now attempting to scrape out their lives in the projects of the American South.