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Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Release Date: February 2003
ISBN: 1586215248
Format Reviewed: Audio Cassette (Abridged)
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Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
Reviewer Notes: Violence, profanity

The Fifth Angel
By Tim Green  

     Long Island Attorney Jack Ruskin has aptly named himself the Fifth Angel, the angel of vengeance. His teen daughter Janet is in a mental ward, emotionally suffering from the aftereffects of an attack by a sexual predator.

     Jack deals with his anger by ridding the world of predators like the ex-con who attacked his daughter. He hunts them down the same way they hunt down innocent children, then violently takes revenge. Jack is meticulous in his efforts to make sure he doesn't leave evidence behind, but nothing's perfect.

     FBI agent Amanda Lee has just suffered the loss of a partner. She wants more time off, but to do so would cost her valuable time in her career. Instead, she accepts an assignment from her new boss, a man who is not a fan of hers, to say the least. Amanda joins local law enforcement to solve the murders and becomes emotionally involved.

     The choices she makes will certainly provoke readers' opinions and Green's blow-by-blow descriptions each time Jack makes his choice and begins his hunt will have readers on the edge of their seats.

     The abridged audio brings this stark, suspenseful, emotional ride to life, and it's not a ride for everyone. Don't grab for this ticket unless you know you're up to it.

     Author Tim Green is a football player turned best-selling writer. Listeners will enjoy the interview at the end of the audio book, where Tim discusses bestsellers and touchdowns. You can also find him on NPR and Fox Sports.

     Narrator of the audio book is actor Tate Donovan, known for Memphis Belle, Love Potion #9, Ethan Frome, Disney's Hercules, TV's Friends and Ally McBeal. Donovan reads suspense very well. His ability to carry off the action scenes is impressive. Good choice, Time Warner.

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