Article first published as Book Review: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny on Blogcritics.
The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny is a fictional book taking place a decade after 9/11. The book takes place in all over the United States.
The author is giving away one eCopy for two winners of this book— Kindle Format Only – enter at the end of the post.
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- Publisher: JarRyJorNo Publishing
- ASIN: B004KAAXXU
My rating for The Watchman of Ephraim – 4
The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny (website | Facebook | Twitter) is a fast paced thriller full of intriguing characters and suspense. The dialog is tight and the plot moves along in a fast pace.
Cris De Nero, the protagonist, is a self made man, a good father and husband. The characters, their interaction and relationships are well defined. The recruiting efforts for The Watchmen are described in a fascinating way and the way the company is transforming under Cris’ leadership could make a book by itself.
There are several themes throughout the novel, patriotism, G-d and country, safety of others, loyalty and ethics being a few. I’d like to have read more about how the protagonist, an ethical smart man, navigates the filthy swamp which we call Washington DC.
The plot is enjoyable and solid, yet somewhat predictable and the main character is somewhat hypocritical (a devout Christian drive by revenge – but it’s not like there aren’t enough precedences of that in history). That being said, I understand that this book is the first of a series and I know that it is always difficult to create an origin story in any medium while keeping the final product down to a manageable size.
This book reminded me of:
Pandora’s Grave by Stephen England
So tell me, what’s your favorite origin story?
Cris De Nero’s pregnant wife died in the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Ten years later, still recovering from the shock of losing his wife, Cris creates The Watchman.
The Watchman are a private organization, funded by Cris, a self made millionaire.
The organization which is made out of ex military, uses high-tech equipment and knowledgeable human resources to fight terrorism in places the government cannot or will not.
Giveaway ends: February 19, 2012
No PO Boxes
Winners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, otherwise an alternate winner will be picked
Congratulations: carolnwong@, lilchan@
Zohar – Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free.
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