Gods and Fathers

James LePore

Story Plant hardcover

ISBN:  978-1-61188-029-8

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-943486-39–7

Publication date: February 7, 2012

276 pages

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I don't think I can say enough about this novel. It really was that amazing to me.”

— My Reading Room

“Pop some popcorn and find a comfy chair because you are in for one heck of a ride with this legal thriller.”

— The Top Shelf

Matt DeMarco's anger has fueled his success as a prosecutor, but it has a cost that he learns has to be paid in full as he struggles against internal and external demons as he sets out to save his son Michael from an unjust charge of murder.

Half black, half Chinese, attorney Jade Lee is too beautiful for her own good. She has given up on men, and is on the verge of losing her son to his biological father, a man who deals in filth, when she and Matt join forces to save Michael, and each other.

Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, and her remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops – men he's known for a long time – come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy's girlfriend.

Suddenly, the enmity between Matt and his only child is no longer relevant. Matt must do everything he can to clear his son, who he fully believes is innocent. Doing so will require him to quit his job and make enemies of former friends – and it will throw him up against forces he barely knew existed and can only begin to comprehend how to battle.

Gods and Fathers is at once a powerful mystery and a provocative international thriller, all of it presented with LePore's signature fascinating characters placed in dire circumstances where every choice poses new and potentially fatal challenges.

About the Author...

New York Times bestselling author William Landay said, "Jim LePore is a great discovery." Blogcritics called his first novel, A World I Never Made, “An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.” Of his most recent novel, The Fifth Man, Tome Tender said, "This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder." LePore’s brilliance is his ability to create complex, relatable characters and place them in tense situations where their very humanity comes into question. The result is stirring fiction that hits you in the gut and the heart at the same time.

 

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