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Sidney Sheldon
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Rage of Angels

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  27,240 Ratings  ·  767 Reviews
Rage of Angels is the one of the most compelling novels Sidney Sheldon has ever written, and Jennifer Parker, his heroine, his most extraordinary creation. Jennifer, the daughter of a small-town lawyer, joined the staff of the District Attorney of Manhattan, to fight for justice as her father had done. But less than twenty-four hours after being sworn in, Jennifer's hopes, ...more
Published by Turtleback Books (first published 1980)
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Amoung four Sheldon's books, This one has to be my most fave!

The plot is so intense and unputdownable. Jennifer Parker, she is an intelligent associate, but her life turns up side down after she is choosen to be a pawn in the trial of a Mafia Michael Moretti. She become notorious and no Law Firms accept her. But this strong girl never give up, she struggle and fight... and This is the Story of the best Lawyer I've ever read.

Gosh.. the Lawyer aspect of this book is even intenser than Julie James'
Jul 26, 2007 Sondang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myteenagerperiod
I read all Sidney’s stories, not including the last two books published. After knowing so many great books, I put Sidney Sheldon out of my priority.
But from all the book he (I thought it was a she) wrote, this one and Sand of Times is my favourite.
This book is about Jennifer (see, I still remember her name though I don’t have the book), a young lawyer who entered her career in a positive manner and optimism in her blood. But then many things happen and many people came along the way, that change
This is my first Sidney Sheldon book and I love it

{Thank you Pang for recommending this book to me!}

I stayed awake all night to finish this amazing fast paced, multi-POV thriller with well developed plot full of interesting twists, great character development, brilliant cases with fascinating back stories. More importantly, I couldn't help admiring the main character, Jennifer Parker, a successful lawyer for sticking up for herself, for being such a fighter, a go-getter, a woman with talent, cou
Sep 20, 2011 Asmita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
In Goodreads, a five star rating means that the book was really amazing, but Rage of Angels was not just amazing, it completely blew me away. Every author is so keen on making the leading character, a living legend, that the tragedy is lost. But that is the only emotion that we can relate to best apart from love. Joy is individual, sorrow is universal. Sidney Sheldon has pushed his imagination to the extremes, and finally there is everything in this book that a book needs to be complete.

Luke Devenish
Ah, Sidney, Sidney... I always come back to you when I need a bit of a palate cleanser between loftier fare. You never fail to entertain me. This time, though, you didn't quite electrify me. I don't think this is one of your best works. It's got some absolutely terrific elements (two thumbs up for the kid's near crucifixion; ditto for his water skiing horror), but somehow it just doesn't quite scale the giddy heights of excess that 'The Other Side of Midnight' does so very, very well. But this i ...more
2.5 stars

Yeah, Sidney Sheldon was definitely better when I was 16. And by the way, I could have sworn he was a she. I cannot say I wasn't entertained though.
Aug 29, 2010 Vanessa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Anatomy of a Sidney Sheldon read

Upon getting book from library: I have read so many serious books lately. It'll be fun to read Sheldon again. I loved Hart to Hart. Cannot wait.

Page 20: another virginal brilliant ingenue heroine? Oh well, at least this one is a lawyer

page 31: well, that's actually a plausible setup for her losing her job with the DA's office

page 104: seriously, she did NOT just turn to the jury in the middle of arguing a rule of judiciary evidence to deliver a lengthy soliloquy
Mar 12, 2013 Draven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know this book was written in the early seventies and I tried really hard to keep that in context, but I just couldn't get past the rampant chauvanism this book was laden with. Sheldon tries to portray Jennifer Parker as a strong, independent woman but throughout the story, her life revolves around men! Her father dies of a broken heart after his wife's affair and subsequent abandonment...and his daughter proceeds to have not one but two relationships with married men! It just didn't jive. I f ...more
My First Sidney Sheldon and I fell in love.

The story never gave a hint that it would be such a heart breaking novel at the beginning at all.I had guessed that the trouble that had began for Jeniffer at the start of the story will be overcomed by her and she would have a beautiful happy ending.
Boy was i in for a Shock.
Conclusion : Never take for grated the happy ending for a story and be ready to have you own heart broken in pieces over it.

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Dec 28, 2013 Salymar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written. Beautifully intensive.

This is another Sidney Sheldon novel that will take you off your seats, a real page-turner. A masterpiece. Another Phenomenon. If you remember his novel Nothing Lasts Forever where it revolves around an intelligent doctor, now, the Rage of Angels tells the story of a young brilliant lawyer and anything that goes around the courtrooms. Rage if Angels is filled with love, tragedy, and a woman with two men. One of them is a good (white) angel, another is a
Jun 30, 2010 Nan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, suspense, romance
This is the first Sidney Sheldon novel I've read, and I can now understand why he's so popular.

Jennifer Parker is on her first day of her new job working for the District Attorney's office in New York City, when she does something horrible. She takes a package from a man in the courtroom and delivers it to the witness. She thinks the man works for her boss, but she's wrong. And the package contains a dead canary. With his Mafia trial falling apart once the witness refuses to continue his testimo
Nov 19, 2009 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was in college. I think I still have it. Smart lawyer lady (Jennifer) gets involved with mob guy (Michael Moretti...I just loved that name) when she enlists his help to find her illigimate son (Fathered by a powerful congressman)who has been kidnapped by a lunatic who blames her for mishandling his case.

In return for Moretti's help, she becomes involved in a relationship with him.........all the while still being in love with her son's Father (the senator).

It's good vs.
Sep 02, 2010 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Shannon by: B&N freebie
Shelves: freebies
As soon as I started reading this one, I couldn't put it down.

The story focuses on Jennifer, a young idealist lawyer from a small town who has moved to the big city to put away the bad guys. After a major, albeit innocent, mistake she is completely outcast from her prosecutor's office and struggles to stay in the city and become a top lawyer.

I don't want to spoil too much more then that. I had no idea what I was getting into when I read this one and enjoyed the ride. I will warn you that this is
Aug 06, 2008 Alee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book I read by Sidney Sheldon. I love learning about the dirty ways of the mafia and how much control they have over Brooklyn. If you like deception, seduction, and a freaking hot mafia leader, then you will go nuts for this books!
Aug 05, 2015 Avanthika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The very first day of Jennifer’s career as a lawyer has been crumbled. Michael Moretti ruins it. But Adam Warner comes into her life, only to bring love and life into it. Her world turns upside down when he leaves her. Her fate ties her with Michael Moretti. Being loved by two influential men of the society, Jennifer could’ve done anything to elevate her up, but she reduces herself to be a pawn in their hands. Joshua Adam Parker’s death left me speechless. Caught in-between the race of muted lov ...more
Bee Lubis
Apr 26, 2013 Bee Lubis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sheldon
Crime, justice, sex, romance, family, love...
All you want when you read a book is already in this book. Sheldon was always successful to describe anything so clear and easy to understand/imagine.

He described crime like it is not as sinful as it sounds, he described justice like it's not just about law, he described sex and make me agree that sex has so many shadows, he described romance and make people like me think that romance can be sweet too, and he described family just as it is.

And he des
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Wt a book!! Firstly I feel bad for not reading this book earlier!! While reading this thought went thru mind!! Nevertheless, better late!!

Speaking about this book, it is one of the books which took me along with its script!! The narration by Sheldon was as awesome as usual!! It gives u an unexplainable thrill and the way it was maintained through out the plot is praiseworthy!!

Plot begins slowly gains its pace n never looks back!! Its a perfect amalgamation of thriller, romance and fiction!! No o
Vanja Kalinac
Apr 29, 2016 Vanja Kalinac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
Tako sam ljuta. Zelim srecan kraj...
Mwana Mali
Jul 17, 2014 Mwana Mali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I have never read a movie before... I mean I have never read a book which gave me the impression that I was seated in a paperback cinema with my overactive mind's eye as the brilliant i max. I loved this book. Did I make that clear? Sidney has this unique style of delivery that I fell in love with ever since I got my hands on the first Sidney Sheldon book I ever read, The Stars Shine Down.
I loved (and still love) The Rage of Angels because of Jeniffer Parker. She is so woman:
Abhiram R
Jun 08, 2012 Abhiram R rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Parker had been a lawyer all her life. Even before she became a lawyer, her dad seemed to have instilled in her qualities that made it seem obvious that she would become a lawyer. This story woven intricately by Sidney Sheldon describes her staggered lifestyle, varying between extreme conditions of happiness and sorrow; and one cannot help but revel in her joy and empathize with her during her times of grief.
The woman cared not for money or for the luxury that came
Aug 06, 2013 Cgirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I found an old paperback copy of 'Rage of Angels' in the thrift store for 20 cents. A long time later out of boredom really I picked it up and I didn't put it down for two days. My first Sidney Sheldon experience was amazing.'Rage of Angels' starts out with a young fresh from law school,Jennifer in her first day on the job as an assistant district attorney in New York city. In a setup she botches key evidence in the case and the guilty mob boss defendant is set free. As a result she is fired and ...more
Parva 'chhanu' Chhantyal
I love this book. Once this book was on my hand, I didn’t want to put it away. It was with me days and nights. I felt asleep reading it and in the morning, I would still find it, with page turned on where I left before involuntarily closing my eyes. This is the first book of Sidney Sheldon that made me cry. Once I started reading it, I was so deeply engrossed in it that I frequently lost the track of what’s happening around me. I wanted to finish it so quickly but at the same time, wished it wou ...more
This book is about a lawyer and mostly about the way she conducts a trial. She is a brilliant lawyer. I thoroughly enjoyed the way she conducted her cases. But I started hating the book when she becomes Mike's girl. Micheal heads an organised crime group. I have a mixed feeling about this book. I hate the ending. I won't recommend this book to anybody.

Update: I dreamt about the characters in this book and I constantly compared Joshua to Kevin from 'Message in a bottle' and was afraid if Kevin w
Dec 26, 2013 RiRi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After weeks and weeks of my friend persuading me to read. Sidney Sheldon books, I finally gave it a try :D It was around 2012 and before that I only read young adult books, and well educational books that I find interesting, he opened me up to the amazing world of books, all genres :p This book is the latest that I have read among all his books. And you have to be patient to wait for an available copy at the library (I can't afford atm because a lot of expenses at uni, but I promise you, I'm buy ...more
Another triumph for Sidney Sheldon as he portrays once more, a strong woman character Jennifer parker, once on the verge of brokenness after being disembarred from the law firm (her dream of being lawyer), now enjoying the repute of one of the toughest lawyer in the state.

Jennifer's life is dominated by two men.....the protagonist is romantically torn between a famous politician, Adam Warner, on the way to Senator elections,who had helped her rise again from her law firm trauma and a Mafia boss,
Valia Malkia wa vitabu
My first Sidney Sheldon.The plot was good,the suspense...The characters felt real.Adam,I loathed.Adultery?Seriously?Nothing excuses that.Jennifer was strong but she was weak in her choice of men:first a married attorney then a married mobster?
Michael Moretti had so many faults that they were uncountable but he made the book come alive.He and Jennifer were a nice power couple,though twisted what with him being a criminal and married...
Notwithstanding all the negative feelings I had for all the ch
Kenneth Mamuad
Nov 16, 2012 Kenneth Mamuad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first dose of Sidney Sheldon, I can say that the plight of women and their vulnerabilty and being fiesty were clearly discused in the book. 5 stars :)
After reading Rage of Angles, I am certain that I so much adore the girls who are independent, who love their freedom, who are not driven by what other tells them to do, who are on their own in this Jungle.

I want to know what was not there in this book, love, hatred, agony, betrayal, intrigue, passion, just name it.

Jennifer Parker, Adam Warner and Michael Moretti, I'm in love with the names.
I'm going to be terrified for the rest of my life with the last lines of this book -->

"But she was lo
May 04, 2016 Rachna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant book! THis is the first Sidney Sheldon book I have ever read..and wow !! Words do not do him justice..he is a great author although I am judging him by one book only..and even though this book was published before I was did not feel outdated at all (except for the lack of technology which is understandable, obviously)!
Cannot wait to get my hands on another Sidney Sheldon book..preferably law related as well..any recommendations from fellow fans??

So briefly - Jennifer is the p
Anna Ligtenberg
May 07, 2012 Anna Ligtenberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ISBN 0446356611 - For me, this is not Sheldon's best effort, if only because Jennifer Parker, the main character, suffers from a lack of a life - and this is largely her life story. Still, even a book that's not his best is a very good book anyway!

Jennifer Parker passed the New York Bar Exam the first time. From there, it was going to be all good. She had a job working for the NY District Attorney, Robert Di Silva, and the idealistic outlook of a go-getter young lawyer. And then, suddenly, it ap
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Was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Gam ...more
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