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Posted March 12, 2003
I really didn't know what to expect, but what I found is a writer that is far better than James Patterson. This appeared to be a simple revenge tale, but it is so much more. Take Bernadette Kane - the vengeful sister out to get even with the murderer of her sister. Bernie identifies the bad guy and goes after him. Then there is Eric who is married to Shannon and probably still in love at some level with Bernie. We see him in the prologue and bit in the early chapters. Just keep him in mind, because it is easy to take your eye off loyal Eric. Of course, who could forget Wesley (the weasel) and chief chump. Bernie pursues him with a vengeance. But is he reallly as bad as everyone thinks. Then there is the really twisted pair of Paul and Vicki (or should I say Diana and Damien?) These are really messed up and evil people. Into this mix, Brooks drops a clue every so often, and makes you keep turning pages right to the end. One caution, I would not recommend this book for children. Give it a spin if you dare. There are enough twists and false pathes to keep you guessing for a long time. Douglas De Bono Author of ROGUE STATE and the upcoming Terror Wars SeriesWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Sisters Bernie and Peggy Kane remain very close in spite of distance and that Peggy married a loser. Thus, when Peggy¿s father-in-law calls to inform Bernie that her younger sister committed suicide she cannot believe it, Bernie knows that her sibling seemed happy with an upcoming divorce and an affair with computer CEO Wesley and his airplane. When the police decide it is suicide due to a broken love affair as the cause of death, Bernie asks childhood friend Eric Killen to help her learn why Peggy jumped from the hotel window. Eric obtains information on Peggy¿s lover Wesley Edwards of Oar Research in Scottsdale, Arizona that enables Bernie to gains work as a contractor for the firm. She begins a sexual game of cat and mouse with Wesley. Initially thinking that she is the predator seeking vengeance, Bernie soon realizes she is the rodent caught in a deadly trap in which survival is all she can hope to achieve. Few writers of passionate suspense thrillers can provide the complexities of plot that Larry Brooks achieves. SERPENT¿S DEATH is an exciting tale of seductive vengeance that quickly turns into a deadlier affair. Bernie is a great heroine, but do not let her spot your weights for you while Wesley is an enigmatic charismatic opponent, not aware that he is the enemy. The support cast enables the audience to understand Bernie¿s demons and propels the story line forward. Most intriguing is the Sacramento chapters that at first seem as if they provide only shock value and are out of place, but ultimately contribute the full scope to an invigorating dark tale. Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.