Blood of Angels: A Novel by Reed Arvin

By Reed Arvin

Reed Arvin's past novel, The final so long, was once "the smartest thing a mystery should be: suspenseful, clever, and good written" (Harlan Coben), and had the critics raving: humans journal said, "You'll be hooked," and the hot York occasions declared it "sultry, devious, adrenaline-boosting suspense." Now comes a bright and haunting story of 1 man's look for the reality -- it doesn't matter what the results. Thomas Dennehy, senior prosecutor in Davidson County, Tennessee, does not realize Nashville anymore: a decade of relentless immigration skill police officers are studying Spanish, and the DA' s place of work is seeking Vietnamese translators. Thomas's most up-to-date case is prosecuting Moses Bol, a Sudanese refugee who faces the loss of life penalty for killing a white lady within the international locations, a infamous, racially charged a part of city. Bol's conviction turns out yes, till a school professor claims Thomas despatched the inaccurate guy to the dying chamber in a prior case. The DA' s place of work is rocked to its middle, yet inside days one other blow falls: a stunning and excellent anti-death penalty activist mysteriously surfaces as Bol's alibi, claiming she was once 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 scared of an individual operating backstage to get what he desires -- no matter if it capacity homicide. Will Dennehy be ready to piece issues jointly in the beginning 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 aspect, and unforgettable characters, making this a unique that's irresistible.

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I nod. “Yeah. ” I ’ M E L B O W- D E E P in Bol’s files when Carl drifts by after lunch. He comes into my office, large and noisy, and sits down in a chair opposite my desk, spilling over the sides a little, like a friendly bear. “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?

We claim Bol raped her and then murdered her. ” “Phone records show a seven-minute call between Bol’s apartment and the victim’s less than two hours before the estimated time of death. Eyewitnesses claim to have seen Bol and Hartlett vehemently arguing on two occasions in the days before her death. Another witness places Bol’s car in front of her apartment that night. Forensics claim that a bloody handprint on her body matches Bol perfectly. His DNA was found all over her apartment, and her blood was found in his car.

You know, leave the kid alone for a while, let him stew in his own juices. So I tell Rita, look, let’s do everybody a favor here. We both know the kid’s in over his head. He doesn’t know where the hell he is, or what the consequences are of his actions. I’ll drop the aggravated charge circumstances, which will save the kid’s life. ” “She put up a fight, but she was just going through the motions. The kid’s a foreigner, and he’s accused of raping and killing a citizen. That’s a combination that’s going to really piss a jury off.

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