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.
This book was sent to me via The Story Plant for a honest and fair review, as part of Partners In Crime Book Tour. Thank you for that.
This book was awesome. It starts out with Matt a divorce Lawyer and father to Michael. He tries a case and ends up sending someone to jail. Then finds his own son about to face some jail time and does things a parent would do but not normal people. He digs deep to find out what happened. It was incredible being dragged into the world that James LePore writes about. The strained relationship between father and son. His fears for his family even his ex-wife and the things she’s done. This book dealt with Muslim people not always the best kind, and the mean streets of NYC.
I was glad that Matt didn’t just sit on his hands while his son faced life in prison or death penalty. I loved how he dug and kept digging to find out the truth at any cost, how he even let his ex-wife Debra in on somethings. I loved how the relationship between Matt and Jade another lawyer was refueled. The writing was great made me feel like I was there riding along with Matt, Michael and Debra. Feeling their pain and anguish over the future of their son. Debra finding out something wasn’t right at home and doing her own sleuthing. For the fear Michael went through not knowing his future for sure. Feeling railroaded into a plea deal that still would have sent him up the river for a stint. And Matt for fighting all sorts of Demons and Monsters to try to save his son.
Awesome book, definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a great action packed adventure in crime and mystery!