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Published by Cathleen A McCarthy, 29 July 2014. ISBN: 978-0990610809
Gunning for Angels
opens with Enid Iglowski, a sixteen year old wild-child, making her escape from
Florida, aschool, and her alcoholic
mother.Enid embarks on the journey
having recently discovered that her biological father, Jack Fox, is a private
detective who lives in Phoenix.Two
years shy of forty, Fox has a trail of broken relationships and
one-night-stands behind him, plays the tough-guy, detests children and has no
idea that he is a parent.When Enid
tracks him down they both, understandably, feel confused and vulnerable, a
response that they quickly mask with aggressive-defensive behaviours.
Meanwhile, ageing Police Detective Bud Orlean and his son Chip also become
locked in a domestic battle when Chip announces that he has quit medical school
to become a writer.
In the midst of these
parent/child feuds, the discovery of human bones in the Arizona desert leads
Bud to revisit a cold case that opens up a Pandora’s box of intrigue and
deception.The detectives and their
wayward offspring are entangled in a deadly quest for the truth during which
their professional and private lives become blurred.
This is a hard-hitting,
sometimes explicitly graphic and highly entertaining detective novel.Descriptions of murder, betrayal, complex
familial relationships and child exploitation are tempered with humour as Enid’s unpredictable, often outrageous, teenage behaviour
confounds those around her.Melodramatic
tantrums and reunions abound as the mystery unfolds and the detectives are
thwarted as much by their personal proclivities as the scheming villains they
Reviewer: Dorothy Marshall Gent
C Mack Lewis
was born in South Jersey. After earning
a degree in Marketing at Auburn University, she spent the next five years in the business
world. She then earned a degree as a
doctor in orpodiatric medicine. Upon graduation, she moved to Scottsdale,
Arizona where she has been in practice since 2000. Gunning
for Angels is her fiction debut and it is the first of a trilogy.
Dot Marshall-Gentworked in the
emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a
paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s
College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties. She completed
a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London
and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues. Dot
sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being
addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.