Publisher: The Story Plant
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Source: I received a copy from the publisher
Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, and her remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops – men he's known for a long time – come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy's girlfriend.
Suddenly, the enmity between Matt and his only child is no longer relevant. Matt must do everything he can to clear his son, who he fully believes is innocent. Doing so will require him to quit his job and make enemies of former friends – and it will throw him up against forces he barely knew existed and can only begin to comprehend how to battle.
This is the first book I read by James LePore, but it defenitely isn't the last book I will read by him.
Gods and Fathers is a well written and developed story and with it's only 260 pages a fast read. Due to the different points of view you get a good look from different sides of the story, but it does not give anything away about the plot of this story. That is the strongest part of this book: not knowing what will come next. It also made me flip page after page just to see what would happen next.
I liked Matt as the main protaganist, he is an accomplished attorney, with some anger management issues and a troubled relationship with his son. But when it comes down to it he will do anything to help his son and clear his name. But this story is full of intriguing characters, who all leave there own footprint. And they are utterly human, they have their flaws just like you and me (or anybody else you may know)
I really enjoyed Gods and Fathers. It is a fast paced thriller, full of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat and the plot actually surprised me, yep did not see that one coming and that does not happen very often.
My rating: 4/5
James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades, and an accomplished photographer. He is the author of three previous novels, A WORLD I NEVER MADE, BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, and SONS AND PRINCES, as well as the story collection, ANYONE CAN DIE. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler.