Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blood Of My Brother by James LePore ~ review

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When Jay Cassio's best friend is murdered in a job clearly done by professionals, the walls that he has built to protect himself from the world of others begin to shatter. Dan Del Colliano had been his confidante and protector since the men were children on the savage streets of Newark, New Jersey. When Dan supports and revives Jay after Jay's parents die in a plane crash, their bond deepens to something beyond brotherhood, beyond blood. Now Jay, a successful lawyer, must find out why Dan died and find a way to seek justice for his murder. Isabel Perez has lived a life both tainted and charmed since she was a teenager in Mexico. She holds powerful sway over men and has even more powerful alliances with people no one should ever try to cross. She desperately wants her freedom from the chains these people have placed on her. When Jay catapults into her world, their connection is electric, their alliance is lethal, and their future is anything but certain.Once again, James LePore has given us a novel of passions, intense moral complexities, and irresistible thrills. Filled with characters you will embrace and characters you will fear, Blood of My Brother is a story about a quest for revenge and redemption you won't soon forget.
My take on this book:
"Blood Of My Brother" is a story about Jay Cassio an Dan DelColliano, they aren't brothers by birth, instead their bond is forged by friendship. A friendship that started when the boys were five years old, and witness the beginning of the Newark race riots. They remain close even though they took different paths in life. Jay became an attorney and Dan a private investigator. When Jay takes on case for Kate Powers who is divorcing her high powered husband, Bryce Powers, Kate winds up beheaded, and Bryce is found dead as well. When Dan is found dead in a Florida motel, Jay is determined to avenge his death. His investigation takes him on a dangerous journey that just might cost him his life.
This story takes the reader on a suspense filled ride, with enough twists and action to keep you turning the page to reach a satisfying conclusion. Mr. Lepore does a fantastic job of allowing the reader to understand just how strong the bond was between Jay and Dan. I really felt like Jay was willing to sacrifice his life to avenge Dan's death.
Overall there was never a down time in this book, it was fast paced filled with suspense and tension, with a bit of romance woven in to make it a very well rounded story. A great plot with interesting characters, that draw  you in for a story you wont be able to put down! Highly recommended!

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