By Reed Arvin

Reed Arvin's prior novel, The final so long, used to be "the smartest thing a mystery might 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 shiny 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 place of work is seeking Vietnamese translators. Thomas's most modern case is prosecuting Moses Bol, a Sudanese refugee who faces the loss of life penalty for killing a white lady within the countries, 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 place of work is rocked to its center, yet inside of days one other blow falls: a gorgeous and superb 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 both sides converge on Nashville and tensions threaten to blow up. in the meantime, Bol's alibi has her personal secrets and techniques -- and is petrified of anyone operating backstage to get what he desires -- no matter if it potential homicide. Will Dennehy be ready to piece issues jointly first and foremost he believes concerning the legislations, and approximately justice, is torn aside? brilliant with the emotional complexity that has develop into the hallmark of Reed Arvin's paintings, Blood of Angels is stuffed with nonstop motion, impeccable element, and unforgettable characters, making this a singular that's irresistible.

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His arms are full of files, which I assume are from the Moses Bol case. Until this plays out, it’s business as usual, Rayburn said. No continuances, no delays. How Stillman got the files out of my office to spend the night with, I have no idea. But I think again that maybe Rayburn is right; I probably would have spent the morning wondering what the hell I was doing getting ready to send somebody else to the death chamber while Kwame Jamal Hale was a few days away from giving his deposition. Stillman, however, is as untroubled as a puppy.

I just heard about Stillman. ” Every day Carl’s retirement creeps closer, I realize more how much I’m going to miss him. ” “He’s smart, Thomas. He’ll be an asset on this kid from Sudan. ” I look up, surprised. ” “When they brought him in for questioning. ” “That was you? ” Carl smiles softly. “You know me, Thomas. ” This is true; other than work, it’s hard to find any discernible thing in Carl’s life. It’s one reason he’s so good at it. ” 34 R E E D A R V I N “They processed the kid, but I’m not sure he knew what the hell was going on.

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.

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