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If the past doesn't kill you, the present will.
One of the unique qualities of the Gabriel's World stories is that each features the same characters (NYC private investigator Gabriel Ross and his boyfriend, Joel McFadden) in a natural progression of personality and relationships, and each has a stand-alone theme and style: The Hanged Man was a dark conspiracy thriller concerning the price of doing the right thing. Two-Faced Woman was a slightly surreal, psychological take on duality in life, and what how far one must go to protect others. In The Book of Joel, the story is a departure from the focus on Gabriel's cases-Joel's life becomes the case for them.
For Joel, his initial success as an artist is shadowed by his need to confront his parents, who threw him out at age 15. Joel finds his mother is anxious to reconnect with him, but his father is still hostile. After discovering Joel's father is involved in a corruption scheme, a shocking turn of events follows that reverses Gabriel and Joel's roles. As they investigate further, they are pitted against a notorious New Jersey killer for hire. But perhaps more dangerously, they are also stalked by a former police detective--the man who first abused Joel--and who has a twisted endgame in mind.
In this story, the current investigation is intertwined with a continuing excursion into Joel's history, capturing the ordeal of how the past and present can strengthen you--or break you. Joel might be moving past what's haunted him lifelong, or he might be about to fatally collide with evil. The Book of Joel features the necessity of facing the past to overcome it.
The Book of Joel is the third book in the Gabriel's World series. Gabriel's World offers a compelling community of characters, in stories that explore the extremes and complexity of good and evil. The stories feature strong LGBT characters and mature, adult themes. NOTE: The Book of Joel contains adult content including violence, language, sexual situations, and sexual violence.
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