The Angel of Death:  Blair C. Babylon

Publisher: Malachite Publishing LLC

Published Date:  December 23, 2014


Genre:  Mystery/Suspense

Source:  I was provided a copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description (As per Amazon)

To protect and to serve, or to save her own brother?Angel Day, the lead sniper for the Phoenix Police Department, got her nickname “The Angel of Death” the old-fashioned way: she earned it for her ruthless efficiency at stopping crimes with one well-placed bullet. When a massive call-out down by the Mexican Border reveals a terrorist cell and turns into a standoff, Angel’s youngest brother, the lost soul of her family, texts her that he is inside that barricaded house, and her orders are to shoot anything that moves.
My Thoughts:

This is my first experience with this author and this series. I found I was on the edge of my seat throughout a good portion of the story. Angel Day is a police sniper for the Phoenix PD.  She comes by her nickname Angel of Death honestly as it is part of her job.  She is the lead sniper of her squad, and keeps them well-trained and on their toes.  With Angels job, and the riskiness of it, her family and extended family keep close tabs on her.  She gets nervous when she hasn’t heard from her brother.  After her team and the rest of the SAU are sent to southern Arizona for a standoff incident, her stress intensifies when she realizes one of the shooters inside is her wayward brother.  Angel is certainly put through the test of family versus job in the book.  Where it will end up for her is left for our author to tell you.  I kept anticipating the outcome, and I was pleasantly surprised I was wrong each time.  The ending isn’t one that I saw coming.   The characters, both primary and secondary were ones everyone could relate to.  Their depth was more than just what you would see on the top so to speak.  Each was well established either while they were alive or after they had died.  This story was filled with emotion from laughter to to udder horror.  There isn’t anything I didn’t care for in the book.  I can’t wait for the next book in the series to be released.

Rating: 5

Heat index:  Blood Thirsty

Reviewed by:  Karie D

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