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Archangel

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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
Nook, 400 pages
Published January 29th 2011 by FreeFlight Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Francine
May 10, 2011 Francine rated it it was amazing
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
Heather
May 04, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
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
May 13, 2011 Robert DeCoteau rated it it was amazing
OVERVIEW-
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
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Perry Martin
Jul 18, 2014 Perry Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lee Holz
May 08, 2011 Lee Holz rated it it was amazing
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.
Roberto
Sep 01, 2012 Roberto rated it it was ok
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 ;-)
Koeur
Jun 04, 2014 Koeur rated it it was ok
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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
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Saundra-G
Aug 15, 2014 Saundra-G rated it it was amazing
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.
Curtiss
Jul 25, 2014 Curtiss rated it it was amazing
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.
Rashaad Bell
May 08, 2011 Rashaad Bell marked it as to-read
Marked it as to read
Jenny
Dec 22, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it
Good book overall. Interesting and a good story line.
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