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Rage of Angels

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  35,570 ratings  ·  1,167 reviews
A worldwide bestseller first published in 1980, this novel tells the story of Jennifer Parker, a successful lawyer who is loved by two men, one a politician, the other, a mafia don.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 3rd 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 1st 1980)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rage of Angels, Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels is a novel by Sidney Sheldon published in 1980. The novel revolves around young attorney Jennifer Parker; as she rises as a successful lawyer, she gets into a series of on goings that lead to intrigue with the mob and a rival attorney that promises to break her life's dreams. As the story progresses, the protagonist is romantically torn between a famous politician, who helps her rise again, and the Mafia boss who framed her. The boss swears to destro
Pang ((♥ Book Paradise ♥))
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'
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-pages
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 others tell 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 these names.
I'm going to be terrified for the rest of my life with the last lines of this book -->

"But she was loo
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
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 evidence to deliver a lengthy soliloquy to them, d
Jul 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had a different review where I gushed about Jennifer Parker, but upon closer inspection and reevaluation... I've changed my mind. I still love this book because the story is just


This story revolves primarily around Jennifer's stupidity and questionable decisions when it comes to Michael and Adam. The action was insane. But if I met Jennifer right now, I would bitch slap her back to the land of common sense. Then again, if she had been smart in the first place, there wouldn't have been such a
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Susan's Reviews
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought Jennifer was "the bomb" as the kids like to say. She inspired me, and I almost wanted to become a criminal lawyer like Jennifer, but I realized that only Perry Mason's clients were ever always innocent, so I decided to take a different life path! Another great Sidney Sheldon read from my misspent youth! ...more
Jun 15, 2012 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
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own
One word : Terrific !

Rage of Angels is a brilliant piece of literature. I loved everything about it. The protagonists, the plot, writing, everything gets a thumbs up from me.
“Being poor is only romantic in books.”
― Sidney Sheldon, Rage of Angels

One of his best.


I loved this deeply layered story about Attorney Jennifer Parker, her life in NYC and the two men she loved. This was great from start to finish and remains one of my favorite Sheldon novels.

Seldom have I read a bleaker last paragraph in a book where the main character survives. I was haunted by it. Sheldon was one of the best. In a recent work of fiction I read one of the character sin the book diss
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, drama, tragedy
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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.

(view spoiler)
Sully (thysaltymar)
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
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
Amrutha Stephen
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved every single page of it.
Nov 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 28, 2009 rated it liked it
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Dec 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: electronic
brief synopsis:
the fall and rise of attorney jennifer parker, and further stuff.

new york
monaco, france
charlotte, north carolina
las vegas, nevada
acapulco, mexico

named personalities:
suetonius - a roman historian
michael 'mike' moretti - son-in-law of antonio granelli
robert 'bobby' di silva - district attorney for the county of new york
antonio 'tony' granelli - head of the largest of the five eastern mafia families
camillo 'the twitcher' stella - one of michael's soldati
martin van bu
Jun 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebook, suspense
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
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Harish 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
This was my first book by Sidney Sheldon and I loved it so much.
Although it has a tragic end, it is no doubt well written, we just can’t put it down.
Later on I realised that this is the speciality of Sidney Sheldon.
“Pretty woman in crisis”. This book is pretty different that his other books.
In this one she takes help of many people while in his other books the woman stands for herself.
Anyways this is my first book by him and hence it holds a special place. Coz he became my favourite author after
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!
Parva 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
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Eddie Rose
Jan 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Shannon by: B&N freebie
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
Sara Kamjou
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, fiction, drama
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Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) 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 twenty-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 no

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