Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"You're a devil in disguise" song lyrics


A thriller based on a true story, "Speak of the Devil" is a novel with much of the story taken from real MS-13 cases. There are villains in abundance with this particular gang reigning havoc in the Washington, D.C. area.

The story tells of a gutsy young woman, Anna Curtis whose position is a sex crimes prosecutor. Characters are the key to most well written novels and in this story, the characters leap from the pages. At the start of the novel, there is a horrific murder with men charging into a brothel and decapitating one of the employees. It seems like an open and shut case but witnesses are reluctant to come forward.

Anna's boyfriend is Jack Bailey who is at the U.S. Attorney's office, chief of the Homicide Unit.

There is biting social commentary on a legal system that fails to protect witnesses. We also have a love story between Anna and Jack and we become part of their wedding plans. The author writes an intelligent novel and asks about the ways that love can prevail over violence.

I don't want to get into the plot but found the story one I couldn't put down. It is an excellent read with real situations and mounting suspense.

4 1/2 stars.


Giveaway Rules:
1. be a follower of this blog
2. Use above link and see my Amazon review. At the end of the review, please indicate it was helpful.
3. Leave your email address for contact purposes and indicate steps one and two have been completed.
4. Contest ends August 30th.
5. U.S. and Canada only

Good luck


skkorman said...

Thanks for another great review and for the giveaway, Mike! I completed steps 1 & 2!

I hope your health is holding up, Mike, truly!!!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Carol M said...

Steps one and two have been completed.
Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds really good!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

karenk said...

another great review...thanks for the recommendation. And thanks for the chance to read this mystery.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

ps: I followed the steps :)

jenmom said...

I would LOVE to read Speak of the Devil! Thanks so much for the email notification of your give away!!!! Pick me, Pick me...I love a good suspense story!!!
jenmom1707 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Michael Draper said...

Winners will be announced tomorrow, I've just had a tough time fighting with this lung cancer but I have a great wife to help me through it and so many great friends.



Michael Draper said...

Winners are Skkorman and Mittens

Best wishes and hope you enjoy please continue to enter these contests.


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