by James LePor
300 Pages, Crime & Mystery
$ 3.19 (kindle)
About the Book:
Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, andher remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops – men he's known for a long time – come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy's girlfriend.
Suddenly, the enmity between Matt and his only child is no longer relevant. Matt must do everything he can to clear his son, who he fully believes is innocent. Doing so will require him to quit his joband make enemies of former friends – and it will throw him up against forces he barely knew existed and can only begin to comprehend how to battle.
GODS AND FATHERS is at once a powerful mystery and a provocative international thriller, all of it presented with LePore's signature fascinating characters placed in dire circumstances where every choice poses new and potentially fatal challenges.
This is a very interesting book that unfortunately I had some trouble getting into. Matt and his son have a tough relationships due to a nasty divorce and Matt not fighting to keep a connection with his son who lives with his Mom and her very wealthy husband who can provide everything money can buy - but a father/son relationship. (To me it seemed like the son came as a package with his mother).
Matt comes home to pounding music, 2 strange guys and his son. A little later several cops turn up and life turns upside down when a gun is found in Matt's son's room and his son's girlfriend is dead.
I love political thrillers - you've got lawyers, cops, dead guys (or in this case girls) and intrigue. You've also got emotional baggage between a dad who has given up on his son (and doesn't even like what he's turned into), his ex-wife who uses a son as a pawn and a spoiled little brat who doesn't know where he belongs. And then you have the "bad guys"....
I'm going to have to reread this book to know exactly how I feel about it. It's a train ride at full speed and there is so much in the book that there is no way to catch it all in the first read. Be prepared to read this book until late in the night. It's hard to put it down once you get into it. I'd love to hear your reactions!
You can learn more about Gods and Fathers by James LePore:
Author website: www.jamesleporefiction.com
About the author:
Nationally bestselling author James LePore has established a reputation as a writer whose vividly drawn characters and morally complex plots have kept readers up to all hours turning pages. His new novel promises more sleepless nights and more nonstop thrills.
James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades, and an accomplished photographer. He is the author of three previous novels, A WORLD I NEVER MADE, BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, and SONSAND PRINCES, as well as the story collection, ANYONE CAN DIE. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler.
I received a copy of Gods and Fathers from www.Partnersincrimetours.net. I was not required to write a positive review and no money exchanged hands.