Angels Markby Natalie Buske Thomas
Serena Wilcox is a quirky former private detective, a happily married wife, and a mother of three. While Serena is far removed from the political scene, President Ann Kinji is drowning in a divided nation riddled with conspiracies, power-hungry government and criminal politicians. President Kinji calls upon government outsider Serena Wilcox. Can Serena save the day… See more details below
Serena Wilcox is a quirky former private detective, a happily married wife, and a mother of three. While Serena is far removed from the political scene, President Ann Kinji is drowning in a divided nation riddled with conspiracies, power-hungry government and criminal politicians. President Kinji calls upon government outsider Serena Wilcox. Can Serena save the day with her unlikely crew of vigilantes and burned agents?
Angels Mark (Book 1): What if the United States knew of a nuclear threat and let it happen? First published in 2011, Angels Mark is eerily current. Conspiracy, greed and a lust for power are at the root of this plot-twisting thriller about corrupt American government; when the future of the nation depends on former private detective and mother-of-three Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew.
More about the Serena Wilcox Mysteries:
The Serena Wilcox Mysteries began with three novellas published from 1998-2000 that developed a cult following (Gene Play, Virtual Memories, Camp Conviction). The Serena stories evolved into a popular series of fast-paced full length thrillers beginning with book one, Angels Mark. The series is known for its unusual storylines that often predict the future. Is the author psychic or bizarrely lucky? The Serena Wilcox Mysteries combat sinister themes while the characters dish out oddball humor. Because the books are fast, clean reads, they are a good choice for reading while traveling, sharing with YA readers, or nominating for a book club selection.
Covert Coffee (Book 2): An asset to President Ann Kinji in the past, Serena is snatched in Germany and brought back to the United States for a covert mission run by former government agents. Realizing that her participation is not entirely voluntary, she is desperate to complete the mission so that she can be reunited with her family. As the case draws her ever closer to the conspiracy to kill the president, she reaches out to the criminally insane for help, sinking deeper and deeper into a rabbit hole where the bodies are piling up and nothing is as it seems.
Bluebird Flown (Book 3): Covert Coffee's dystopian, eerie, and intense vibe continues!
Bluebird Flown goes even deeper into the madness of futuristic America; corrupt, heavy with conspiracies- chillingly close to tomorrow's headlines. As the United States continues to spiral out of control, can Serena stop all of the traitors before they kill the President? As the layers of betrayal are peeled, will anyone remain standing?
Project Scarecrow (book 4): Serena and her crew are hired by the Gödel Solution Institute (GSI), run by former President Ann Kinji. Time travel technology is classified as top secret Project Scarecrow, but Project Scarecrow is compromised. Governments from the present and the future clash to control the destiny of mankind. Can Serena uncover who is behind this power struggle before history is forever altered?
Ruby Red (book 5): To investigate the men of the future, Serena must journey into the past. The government entities of the future are beyond sinister and they will stop at nothing to gain power over time travel technology. They threaten GSI, Serena herself, and ultimately the future of the entire planet. Why are the men of the future obsessed with the horrors of the past? Can Serena uncover what they're doing before it's too late?
Future Beyond (book 6): Serena Wilcox investigates corrupt governments of the past, present and future with her heroic crew. Serena is attacked by an evil power that manipulates her memories and uses them against her. The future of the world depends on her ability to see the difference between the truth and deception. Is Serena strong enough to fight against the evil that lurks in the future beyond? And what if the monsters of the future are ourselves?
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I did read the entire book, but like another reviewer stated, I was glad it was free. It was disjointed, and it an odd beginning, with the main character eating in a restaurant by herself, but then the tone and direction of the book changed nearly 180 degrees. Disjointed, improper usage of semi-colons (really nagged me), and the author could not make up her mind if she wanted to be a semi-comedy or a drama, and it was really neither. The only reason I gave it two stars is she did have some good ideas, or at least I thought so, but she just did not execute them well.
I'm thankful this was a free friday book and did not spend any money. I forced myself to read 128 pages out of the 500+ pages. Very poor character development, bouncing from one character to the next. Serena burns down her house and drives to met a man I guess is her husband it's not clear, to meet with an underground group I think. Nothhing is clear as to why she burnt her home down, she mention she was a private detective so is this a undercover job? America is split in two and a bunch of extreme right wing separatist garbage is written with out explanation you don't know if is part of explaining what is going on or the authors point of view. The background of the story is splattered all over the place with no lead in or something to tell you this is the past and why. One of the character's Paul you eventually find out that his parents died when he was 13 your not told how and that his older brother raises him. Then later you find out the older brother is a pyscho and has very little regard for Paul. If he doesnt care for Paul and uses him then why bother caring for him and raising him? Makes no sense. One of the President's, there are two Presidents. Is a asian woman and she is weak, naive, no self respect. In the book she says she has no idea why she President and what to do, you dont reach the position of President and have no idea why and have such low self esteem. I stopped reading at this point for the book for the characters are not real, no explanation as to what is going on none of the characters are likable and a very little about the main character Serena. Don't waste your time and the author has two more books I'm NOT putting them on my wishlist
Totally agree with other reviews. Finally gave up and quit at pg 235