Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Angel Valence Book Review
Ineke Valence: Single mother of one. Blond. A drinker in spite of prohibition. Resident of Staten Island.
The Angel of New York: The law's gun for hire, the one they send when the job gets too risky, a thief, or bodyguard, or murderess... A former spy of the Russian Revolution.
During the last months of the Roaring Twenties, one woman must play both roles. But when her NYPD contacts throw her a job that's close to home, she finds the lines between the two alter-agos beginning to blur, and her daughter's life in jeopardy. She travels to the small northern city of Rochester to crack the case before the mob cracks her identity, but what she finds will put her violent, tragic history on a more dangerous collision course with her delicately balanced present than she could ever have imagined.
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
This book has a very slow beginning but if you can get past that, you're completely engrossed in this complex mystery. In the 1920s, after "The Great War", Ineke Valence is a vigilante, trying to make the world a better place for her daughter Elysia. Unfortunately, this current case, if not taken care of, may put her daughter's life in jeopardy. With the twists and turns of former lovers and allies becoming enemies, and the connection between mobsters, gun runners, and illegal alcohol, mixed with the infamous mercenary Viper, as well as trying to learn the fate of the woman whose face currently haunts her. there is a lot to keep you intrigued throughout this novel.
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