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Monday, February 3, 2014

Rage Of Angels

This is one the books that I love to re-read. In fact most of my books fall into this category. This story is about a woman's life which is shadowed by two most powerful men and she is attached to both of them for various reasons.

Jennifer Parker is a young and beautiful woman who happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time thus ending her career as an attorney in a very shot period of just a few hours!!

Because of her tryst with the Mafia of which she had nothing to do, she meets the handsome attorney Adam Warner who has been sent to investigate her ties / relationships with the mafia due to which a highly sensitive case had to be closed.Adam sees her living condition and her behavior and concludes that she was in no way involved. All charges are dropped against Jennifer but no one is willing to hire her because of the sensation the case had created.

She struggles to live and ends up in an office with two men - Ken Bailey and Otto Wenzel. These two men help her build back her career and she finds her footing by helping the destitute.

Micheal Moretti,a Mafia man and the one who changed her fate offers her a job once too often and each time Jennifer remembers with anger at what he has done to her life.

Jennifer gains everyone attention by wining a grand case for Abraham Wilson and now everyone wants to hire her. But she is unwilling to walk away from the two friends who have helped her earlier.

Meanwhile, Jennifer and Adam fall in love and meet secretly over lunches and spend time together, He even rents a luxurious apartment for her.

She becomes very famous and Both she and Adam are very pleased. Meanwhile Adam run for the Senator and is very busy. Jennifer finds that she is pregnant and is eager to tell Adam.When they meet Adam tells her that his wife is pregnant and he will not be able to leave her now that he is running for the post of a Senator.

Jennifer never mentions her conditions and withdraws fully from his life. She leaves the office and the outside world to live in seclusion till she has her baby which is born as a splitting image of father. The only connection between the outside world and the world in which Jennifer lives is Ken Bailey who has a secret admiration for her.

Jennifer comes back to work and picks up her life from there.Her son grows up and each and every action of his reminds her of Adam.

Once Joshua, her son, is kidnapped and she is not sure whom to turn to. Adam does not even know that Joshua is his child and she has never spoken to him after the cut-off. So she ah no other go but to call Micheal and ask for his help. Micheal helps her find Joshua through his connections and she inadvertently falls into his traps.

Slowly he sends her some cases and then gets her into the Mafia's business as well. Soon she is representing the Mafia in all the major cases and this does not look good for her earlier clients and friends. All of them withdraw from her including Ken Bailey!

Once she meets Adam during a conference in Acapulco where she asks Joshua and his nanny to join her on the trip. Adam and Jennifer get together once more and they are noticed by Micheal's men who promptly report this to him as Adam is a threat to their gang.

Joshua has a minor skiing accident which takes his life and Jennifer dies within.It takes a while for her to regain herself and when she does, all she knows is that she is fighting for cases for the Mafia Against Robert de Silva , the attorney who felt she should never practice law because of the outrage she created when she joined his form as a trainee.

Micheal learns that Adam was her boy friend and sets out to destroy her. He isolates her in Singapore where she has gone to bail out one of his men and from there she is brought back to Micheal. On the way the driver mentions that Adam is about to be assassinated and she passes on this information to de Silva through the phone while she gets out of the drivers sight under the pretext of buying some medicines.

What happens to Adam, Jennifer and Micheal is the climax.

The story involves a lot of cases that Jennifer solves and it is all so interesting and intelligently handled!

At a Glance....

Name of the Book - Rage of Angels

Author - Sidney Sheldon

Genre - Fiction

Pages - 504

Author's Website - Hachette Book Group

Other books from this author that I have - If tomorrow comes

Happy Browsing....

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite book and I have read it more than three times. Its close to my heart. Of all the characters created by Sydney, Jenifer Parker is my favourite.