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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  13 reviews
THERE IS A MAN who has long since lost faith in himself. A dim past that played out wrong overpowered his spirit, and he came to believe he was not good for this world. For some years he has been in hiding, subduing the malevolent nature he feels he owns in a cloak of powerless anonymity. He has been saving the world from himself, an unlikely clergyman engaged in hidden, q ...more
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Published January 29th 2011 by FreeFlight Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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I'm usually tempted to rate debut novels with a little leniency, but don't have to worry about that here. This is as good as anything I've read, even from the most notorious authors. The woven detail alone is worth it, not to mention characters I cried for. This book is so well crafted that I want to read it again, for the little things. It has its calm before the storm while the stakes are set up, but then the tension starts to boil, and through it all there is this lovely forbidden love growin ...more
May 04, 2011 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romantics & readers of suspense, mystery, drama
Recommended to Heather by: Myself
A memorable novel. It’s appeal comes primarily from suspense and some unique character development; it has some "happenings" and some decisiveness, but its heart and soul seems to be in the suspense. A strong main character whose only real armor crease is his own humility is nice. No swagger; charming. I won’t spoil it, but the parallels with an ancient fable are unmistakable. Don’t expect it to preach anything, or to be smut either; it holds a high literary standard and takes a relatively high ...more
Robert DeCoteau
I was unsure if I would enjoy thins book for the first few chapters. The characters are crisp and original, but I couldn't figure out where exactly the story was heading and it seemed to meander along for a bit. It turns out that was just the calm before the storm, a storm that I would rate a class five hurricane. There was a point when I realized that the tension of the book had been building all along; it builds and builds until finally you get the gratifying eruption of sheer storyte
Perry Martin
I really enjoyed this book. For me it had echoes of an old Humphrey Bogart movie called "The Left Hand of God" - - one of my all-time favorite Bogie movies. While we're on the subject of movies, I'd love to see "Archangel" hit the big screen. Hollywood is badly in need of a story as good as this.

Michael Vorhis writes extremely well, like a seasoned pro for my money, and the tension in this engrossing story builds like a slow-burning fuse, finally exploding in an exciting climax. Good guys and ba
Jo Royston
Facing their dilemmas with courage & dignity the characters carry the reader along as each continues on their unique and suspense filled journeys. The high level of descriptive writing assisted in absorbing me into the happenings at time making me feel like I was right there. One for those who enjoy suspense, mystery & romance

Publisher: FreeFlight
Publishing Date: January 2011
ISBN: 9780983898504
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 2.0/5

Publisher Description: But coincidence, perhaps Fate, causes Mick Calahan to become entangled in the equally mysterious saga of strangers. And circumstances bring him unwillingly into the open, where looms his greatest fear–that his decisions might affect and destroy real lives.

Review: The cover art truly reflects what resides within.

Oh yay, reluctant hero
Lee Holz
Archangel is a fast-paced, thoroughly enjoyable thriller. The characters are well developed. The good guys are sympathetic; the bad guys are suitably villainous; all are interesting. The story offers something more: the issues of the use of violence in the cause of justice and the impact of that use on the actor are addressed if not resolved, as they can never be.
the story was ok, but everything was so predictable. the names of the antagonist and the bad guy hangout - being the worst of the cliche offenders. i got it because i like religious-based stories, but this was an amazon recommendation and now i know how good those can be ;-)
The dialog and action are simultaneously creative and realistic. The characters are painted honestly and are allowed to behave naturally. Nothing felt forced in this one but its not mundane either. Good writing.
Great book. Characters all have multiple dimensions. Agreed it's not the simple fare some prefer.
Michael Vorhis
Apr 12, 2012 Michael Vorhis added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviews of other editions apply to this one as well; the only difference is the cover art.
Good book overall. Interesting and a good story line.
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