Monday, January 28, 2008

ANGELS FALL By Baron R. Birtcher

I enjoyed this book on a couple of levels. First of all, it's set in Hawaii. Is there anyone who is not captivated by this beautiful state if you have had the pleasure of going there? Secondly, I like the main character, a former LAPD detective, Mike Travis.

The novel has a plot involving ancient Hawaiian burial grounds, a missing teenage girl, drugs, and the growth of the human spirit. Mike Travis retired from the LAPD and wound up living on a boat in Hawaii! Wait a minute, are you thinking, "I don't think police work pays that well!" You'd be right! Travis comes from money with a capitol $$$$$. His father passed away and left Mike and his estranged brother, Valden, wealthy men. Travis is a cop with a past he can't leave behind and a brother he won't speak to. The complex plot flips over memories for our hero he would rather forget.

This is another action filled detective novel, but Birtcher gives Mike Travis a tormented soul that makes the reader like him even more. Yup, there's the obligatory murder, attempted murder, a beautiful woman and all of the goodies that make detective fiction so much fun to read. This is a real roller coaster and you won't know "who done it" until the very end. I enjoyed the novel. What do you think?

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