Robert Liparulo again robs me of sleep! My review of "The Judgment Stone"


The Judgment Stone

Check out a preview and my review of the latest book from Robert Liparulo, courtesy of the publisher and CFBA:

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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Judgment Stone
Thomas Nelson (May 14, 2013)
by
Robert Liparulo


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Former journalist Robert Liparulo is the best-selling author of the thrillers Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, Deadlock, and The 13th Tribe, as well as The Dreamhouse Kings, an action-adventure series for young adults. He contributed a short story to James Patterson’s Thriller, and an essay about Thomas Perry’s The Butcher’s Boy to Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner. He is currently working on the sequel to The 13th Tribe, as well writing an original screenplay with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive).

When not writing, Liparulo loves to read, watch (and analyze) movies, scuba dive, swim, hike, and travel. He lives in Monument, Colorado, with his wife Jodi and four children: Melanie, Matthew, Anthony, and Isabella.

 ABOUT THE BOOK

What if praying became a curse instead of a blessing?

Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird thought he had his hands full with the Tribe—the band of immortal vigilantes fighting to regain God’s grace by killing those opposed to Him. But that was before he encountered the ruthless group of immortals called the Clan. The Clan is after a prize that would give them unimaginable power—a piece of the Ten Commandments known as the Judgment Stone.

Those who touch the Stone can see into the spiritual world: angelic warriors, treacherous demons, and the blue threads of light that signal the presence of believers in communion with God.

By following the blue beam radiating from those closest to God, the Clan plans to locate His most passionate followers and destroy them.

Jagger quickly realizes his high-tech gadgetry and training are no match for these merciless immortals. But how can he defeat an enemy who hunts believers through their prayers . . . and won’t stop until they’ve annihilated all those close to Him?

In this high-action thriller, best-selling author Robert Liparulo examines the raging battle between good and evil on earth . . . and beyond.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Judgment Stone, go HERE.



my review.....


Robert Liparulo has again succeeded at making me suffer through a sleepless night with his second addition to "The Immortal Files" series, entitled "The Judgment Stone". Exploding from one scene to the next, the book draws you into the action-packed drama and doesn't let up until the conclusion. There are no long, boring scenes here - every word counts and the pace is non-stop! As noted in my review of the first book in the series (The 13th Tribe) I thoroughly appreciate the underlying premise of the series, of a group of people cursed to suffer through immortality. Add in the mysterious Judgment Stone with its power to peel back the veil on the spiritual world around you, and you have one amazing read! Not only was I completely entertained by this well-written book, but I found myself pondering the impact that prayer has on our circumstances, and the way in which angels and demons interact in our lives and situations. The characters are well-rendered and unique (and some are utterly disturbing in the way they embrace evil), and the battle between good and evil is given a twist that makes for a thrilling ride.

If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you simply must plan on reading the Judgment Stone. And if you haven't yet picked up a book by Liparulo, well what are you waiting for? Here's a great series to begin your acquaintance with a top-notch suspense author. 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, for the purposes of this unbiased review.




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