Angels of Vengeance (The Disappearance #3)
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The stories momentum continually builds through the book. Secrets are revealed, blood is shed, and life is lost. Birmingham does a good job tying up the loose ends of the story, thou...more
And..... Oh dear :(
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Sorta sleazy sliding in your political pot shots.. Having a hard time getting into this one…I’ll keep going and let you know what I think of the entire book in a few days.
The post-apocalypse feel was largely missing aside from a few references to refugees and the disappeared.
I also found I didn't particularly care about the majority of the characters.
I would have liked to spend more time with the Kipper Administration but the entire Australian arc just didn't do anything for me and it constituted a large part of the story.
Fun read. Kick-ass female characters.