Death Has A Name

Death Has A Name

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by Jerry Hanel
     
 

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Book One of the Brodie Wade Series. (Paranormal/Thriller)

There is a Truth that exists. It is active.

Alive.

It fights the bounds of reality to make itself known. It's not my truth. It's not anyone's truth. It is The Truth.

There are times when select individuals can see and interact with The Truth, but Brodie Wade has been able to interact with

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Book One of the Brodie Wade Series. (Paranormal/Thriller)

There is a Truth that exists. It is active.

Alive.

It fights the bounds of reality to make itself known. It's not my truth. It's not anyone's truth. It is The Truth.

There are times when select individuals can see and interact with The Truth, but Brodie Wade has been able to interact with it since he was a child. It has scarred his mind and body, but it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn't know. Thus, he has taken employment as a psychic detective.

Working together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with The Truth to solve the latest string of murders. It appears that Dominick Fredrickton -- the Midnight Killer -- has returned from the grave, beheading the unfortunate few that get in his way.

When The Truth confronts Brodie and tells him that he must protect the Third Key, Brodie must discover what - or who - The Third Key is.

Can Brodie stop Death from obtaining the Third Key and regaining his physical form?

Editorial Reviews

Syria Evans
The writing style is wonderful and moves a great pace. ... I loved Mr. Hanel’s attention to detail and the idea that normal – though specially trained – every day people are standing between humanity and the Angel of Death was pretty awesome. A tad unnerving – but still a very cool concept.

Mr. Jerry Hanel has created a unique and endearing character with Brodie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456483302
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/19/2011
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Hanel lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and his dog.

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Death Has a Name 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
bkornele More than 1 year ago
This is actually a pretty good story about Brodie Wade who sees an apparition called "The Truth". Police use him to investigate homicide cases that the police have trouble solving. "The Truth" comes to Brodie and gives him clues as to whats going on and it basically up to him to figure out what "The Truth" means. The plot thickens when one of the characters gathers a collection of ancient keys to release and command the power of the Angel of Death to basically do what he pleases. Ruler of the world type stuff. "The Truth" warns Brodie of this plan and it is up to him to piece the puzzle together and save humanity. Can he do it? "The Truth" is out there. Jerry has done a great job with this book and it is a intriguing read.
debralmartin More than 1 year ago
DEATH HAS A NAME is a smart inventive story that puts a unique spin on The Truth, not my truth or your truth, but THE TRUTH. For Brodie Wade, The Truth is something he can see and must obey unquestioningly or suffer the consequences. And suffer he does-from traumatizing physical abuse to being declared insane in his childhood. The author does an excellent job of slowly revealing Brodie's back-story throughout the book and it only makes you root more for this damaged young man. Brodie has channeled his psychic abilities into a semi-permanent job with the local police department. His contact, Detective Phil Dawson, believes in Brodie and his ability even though he doesn't understand it. Brodie cannot reveal how he knows the things he does because frankly, who would believe him-"oh, by the way, I see phantoms who speak to me and wisps of gray fog everywhere demanding I listen to its whispers." The whole situation reminds me of the famous Jack Nicholson line in 'A Few Good Men', "You can't handle the truth!" When Detective Dawson calls Brodie in on another gruesome murder scene, Brodie gets his bad tingling feeling about it. When the investigation takes a horrible turn and another body turns up, Brodie finds himself the prime suspect for the murders and lands in jail. What The Truth reveals to him next is something far worse than two dead men. If Brodie cannot follow the clues and solve the murders, a lot more than his freedom is at stake. If the Angel of Death is freed, life on Earth as we know it will be destroyed. The story is fast-paced and kept my attention throughout. I would have loved for the author to reveal some back-story on how Phil and Brodie met, but I suppose that's more material for another novel. The copy I received, however, could use the eyes of a good editor. There were a few typos that jarred me out of the story. All and all, this is a very good book and I highly recommend it.
Jaidis More than 1 year ago
Death Has a Name by Jerry Hanel is the griping tale of Death and the lengths people must go to in order to keep him at bay. We are introduced to Brodie Wade who knows all to well that there are things that can't easily be explained all around us. As a child he was thought to be insane and did his time in the nut house. Finally given a clean bill of sanity at sixteen, Brodie used his gift to help the police solve cases that were unexplainable. Brodie's gift tests him daily as he fights to lead a normal life. This gift allows him to see what is known as The Truth. Manifestations can appear at any time and demand Brodie to listen. So when a headless man comes to Brodie for some help and Brodie finds himself in jail for murder, he will have to rely on the gift he wishes he could ignore to save not only his life, but life on Earth as well. Jerry Hanel gives us an intriguing look into Death, what he represents, and the league sworn to protect humanity. There is some mild gore description during some crime scenes, but nothing that can't be handled by a mature audience. From the excerpt at the end of Death Has a Name, it looks as though there is another book in the Brodie Wade series and I am interested to see what situation Brodie finds himself in next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story and characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jerry Hanel's Death Has A Name is a captivating novel that seamlessly blends fantasy elements with a real world setting to create a story that is both intriguing and compelling. It follows the plight of Brodie Wade, a man with psychic abilities driven by a force simply known as The Truth. What I enjoyed the most about Mr. Hanel's book was the descriptions of Brodie's interaction with The Truth. Sometimes sudden, sometimes gradual, sometimes creepy, sometimes funny, The Truth made itself known in a variety of ways. I particularly enjoyed a scene involving a flashback to Brodie's youth. While I don't usually enjoy murder-mysteries, this book drew me in quickly and held me right through to the final page. A great read for anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I surprisingly enjoyed this this book. At first I didn't think I was going to like it but then it grabbed a hold of me and kept me reading till I finished the book. I will read more books by this author. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible, boring story. Gave up about pg 80. Made no sense. Do not recommend this waste .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by this newcomer, fabulous characters ans a great read! You wont be sorry,besides its free! Im looking forward to the next one!
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Stimulated-Outlet More than 1 year ago
Brodie Wade is unlike the typical example of a "psychic detective". For one thing, he is neither debonair nor overtly creepy. For another, The Truth, a strange combination of a spiritual realm and an abstract concept, is more of a handicap than a gift, one that has physically tortured him and inadvertently removed him from a loving mother's care. In a twisted form of symbiosis, it has also put a roof over his head. It is difficult to pin this novel into any one genre. First and foremost, it's a mystery: who is after the orbs, and what is The Truth attempting to convey? The story also brings in elements of the supernatural, what with Death and magical orbs hanging over Brodie's head for the duration. The atmosphere has somewhat of a gritty feel, one that would be at home in a thriller. What this hodgepodge of categories means is that Death Has A Name can appeal to a wide range of readers. It certainly had me hooked. I actually had to set it aside until I could devote a good chunk of time to its consumption. The story moves along at a smart clip, giving readers just enough time to absorb their surroundings before moving onto the next locale. Nearly every scene was important for plot development, which means that readers who are easily bored will find themselves paying rapt attention. Unfortunately, it also means that a lot of "nice to have" information is missing, most noticeably decent background information about our protagonist. We learn that he was institutionalized, but the book offers no details as to how he became involved as a consultant for the police. This is something that is highly relevant, given that his occupation is how he became involved in this whole sordid mess to begin with. As far as characterizations go, I found that this story fell a bit short. Michaels, for instance, is rather one-dimensional, while Phil falls neatly into the role of "skeptical friend". The pacing of the storyline compensates well for this deficiency, but it was unable to cover the inconsistency in writing quality. On several occasions, key words would be repeated two or three times within the same paragraph, and mentions of Death and his "bonds" soon became wearisome. Redundancies aside, Death Has A Name is an engrossing read that I would recommend to those who like idiosyncratic protagonists and storylines that move. Stimulated Outlet Book Reviews (Review copy provided by the author)
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Pegasus86 More than 1 year ago
I am all up for the unusual and the description on this book sure looked like it would be that. I will say it was unusual and had the potential to be quite good, unfortunately I did not like any of the characters. The main character was just not very likeable, I just finished the book because I am stubborn and don't like to give up. The best thing about this book was the ending - and I mean how it ended not that it did end. If you want something different give it a go, maybe you will like these characters more than I did. I will not be reading any further into the series.