I have to admit that I wasn't sure that ANGEL OF WRATH by Bill Myers was a book that Booking Pap Pap would enjoy. In fact, I wasn't even sure that he would read it because it really isn't a genre that he's ever explored -- Christian Suspense. However, I'm so glad that he decided to pick it up, and I'm even happier that he decided to write this review!
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Jazmin, her ex-Special Ops uncle Charlie, and former FBI agent Lisa are reunited in the second of the Voice of God series to stop a an assassin driven to murder members of a megachurch led by Lisa's brother. This assassin has drawn in a coven of teens toying with satanic practices to support his efforts. The naive youth engage in ceremonies that appear to usher in the death of each of his victims. When their rituals open a portal into the spiritual realm, a terrifying and mysterious entity crosses over to our world.
The battle culminates with the capture of Lisa's father as the next target and a Black Mass requiring both their deaths as a sacrifice. The team will, once again, have to rely on all their wits, strength, and faith to survive in this action-packed, unearthly warfare. -- Faithworks
ANGEL OF WRATH by Bill Myers is classified as a spiritual thriller novel. Myers is recognized as a prominent Christian writer and I was interested in reading one of his books. ANGEL OF WRATH was a good choice. The characters are very interesting and the plot is well developed. The book moved smoothly and quickly through the story line of good versus evil and addresses issues that face organized religion today. I couldn’t stop reading as I became curious as to how Myers would bring this book to a conclusion.
The people targeted by the serial killer are being judged by him as being less than stellar in living their lives despite their active involvement in a megachurch. Issues of adultery, theft and gossip result in the death of these churchgoers. The killer in enforcing his warped religious zeal utilizes some unique methods to punish his victims.
The storyline requires an open mind as Myers describes an evil creature released by the satanic practices of a group of teenagers. The creature has the ability to remind its victims of sins of their past. The creature and the serial killer join together to provide a challenge to this unusual trio of heroes who are working together to solve the murders. Some of the physical challenges these characters face and overcome are more difficult to believe that the creature created by the satanic worship ritual.
The book is very entertaining and provides food for thought regarding evil, sin, worship and the power of prayer. At the same time it showed Myers’ terrific skills as a writer.
Thanks to Miriam from Hachette Book Group for sending me this book, and a big thanks to Booking Pap Pap for another great review!