Force of Habit (A Sister J Novelette) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A vigilante nun cleans up the streets of Los Angeles. Sinners beware.

Just who is Sister Justicia Marie? And what is she doing to some of the toughest thugs in L.A.?

When a nun is viciously attacked, Sister Justicia takes it upon herself to find out what happened. The cops don't like that. Neither does ...
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Force of Habit (A Sister J Novelette)

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Overview

A vigilante nun cleans up the streets of Los Angeles. Sinners beware.

Just who is Sister Justicia Marie? And what is she doing to some of the toughest thugs in L.A.?

When a nun is viciously attacked, Sister Justicia takes it upon herself to find out what happened. The cops don't like that. Neither does her Mother Superior at St. Cecelia's. But when a couple of hoods try to stick up a liquor store and Sister J brings them down, something is unleashed inside her…something that will either confirm her calling . . . or destroy it.

From "one of the best writers out there, bar none" (Library Review) comes the start of a new series featuring a heroine unlike any other in crime fiction--Sister Justicia Marie, rogue nun.

If criminals are the knuckles, she is the ruler.

So be good.

An original novelette from national bestselling suspense author James Scott Bell.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014543439
  • Publisher: Compendium Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 124,929
  • File size: 255 KB

Meet the Author

JAMES SCOTT BELL is the author of WATCH YOUR BACK, ONE MORE LIE, WRITING FICTION FOR ALL YOU'RE WORTH and many other bestsellers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles.
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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    From a writer that I consider an invaluable mentor comes the sto

    From a writer that I consider an invaluable mentor comes the story of a rogue nun who just won't tolerate wrongdoing in her town...and I like it. Force of Habit is one of the funniest, most engaging stories I've read in a long time. Bell's quick, snappy dialogue and wry sense of humor combines with a fast-paced, easy-to-read writing style that will gleefully drag you along whether you wanted to go or not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Loved the characters . . .

    Good little book. You can't help but love the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    u Unrealistic

    The author seems to know very few nuns or very little about the ones he does know. It takes more than calling a character "sister" and dressing them in habit to have a fully drawn character. It was a distracting and disappointing read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Gigi

    A very good book with lots of action. James Scott Bell has a great talent for entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Thoroughly Enjoyable

    Great read.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

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    What fun Force of Habit is to read. A nun, who used-to-be a Hol

    What fun Force of Habit is to read.

    A nun, who used-to-be a Hollywood starlet and party animal, who just happens to know martial arts, becomes a vigilante against dangerous men in LA. Who wouldn't love reading about that? In James Scott Bell's expert hands, this story comes to life. It is well-crafted with quick and succinct dialogue and fun characters.

    I'm hoping to see more of Sister Justicia in the future.

    Victoria Allman
    author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

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    Sister Justicia isn't your average nun...unless your average nun

    Sister Justicia isn't your average nun...unless your average nun is a martial arts-trained former celebrity who's gone through rehab and come out on the other side with a distinct call to take up the habit. Unfortunately, she also has some habits--habits that get her in hot water with her superiors but that help her solve a crime wave with nuns the victims.
    James Scott Bell has crafted a protagonist who ranks right up there with Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum.

    I can hardly wait to read more adventures of Sister J.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    I knew I was in for a gut-busting laugh riot when I read the ope

    I knew I was in for a gut-busting laugh riot when I read the opening sentence:

    "Sister Justicia Marie thought it was going to be a beautiful day in LA, full of mercy and grace, until she had to break a man's finger at lunch."

    It only gets better from there.

    Sister J is an ex-actress with martial arts training for movies she wasn't in, and a tendency to be a smartmouth. This helps her out when dealing with criminals, but not so much when dealing with her priest.

    Someone has been beating up nuns, and Sister J takes it on herself to figure out who, and why. Along the way, she ponders some philosophical questions: does God condone violence, if said violence deters evil people from hurting innocents?

    This is only a novella with a possibility of being a series. So there's some plot threads that don't get resolved, although the story's main plot is all tied up with a bow. It left me panting for more.

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