dimanche 29 avril 2012

Gangbusters ( I- Marshal Stories Book3) by Michele Hart

Happy Sunday to all;

                                Like i told you before, today i will write about science-fiction romance with my review of the third book of the I-Marshal Stories by Michele Hart called Gangbusters. I'm really fan of this series and i love the writing style of Michele. I could have posted this review before this month but i wanted to make it special so only one post today but a really great book deserve this. I'm so happy to have been lucky enough to get a copy to review and i hope i will be able to offer you the review of the futur books of the series ( still 4 more at least) when they get published.


author: Michele Hart
Publisher: Bookstrand-Siren Publishing
Publication : 2011
Genre: science-fiction romance
Violence: strong

Langage: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: Pdf received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Short description from goodread :

 Daniel Tierney and his fellow I-Marshals take down the organizations producing the most dangerous substance in the Alliance. But reporter Faith Vedder turns up at the worst times, including Danny’s near-assassination. He’s had enough of her interference and requires her source of information.
 Faith won’t tell him anything that compromises her Pulitzer-worthy story, not even under the magic of hot attraction. She doesn’t know she’s surrounded by fallen angels at war. Danny’s not finished making demands. She doesn’t understand until a giant, snorting, winged monster slobbers down her back, threatening to flay her.
 The gangbusters can’t delay in their mission to shut down gangs until Danny learns the new criminal kingpin of their world is a man who once held Faith’s heart. In the guise of a gangland executioner named Heretic, Danny will destroy him. Even if it destroys Faith.
Angels are watching. Demons are plotting. Faith is the key.

My opinion:
          Michele Hart did it again. This story was so captivating that i couldn’t put it down and it was read in record time. I really love her style of writing and her universe. In this book we learn more about the i-Marshals and the link between angels, demons and Nephilims and that really interesting and well written.  We see also that these super cops can work in team and no only in solo like in the first two books.

The story focuses on the romance of Daniel, under cover as Heretic, and Faith a reporter really too stubborn and curious. While as a hit man he must kill her because she is writing about the new drug’s market, Daniel protects her again her will and by doing so he is slowly falling.  However, the rules are clear I-marshal and witness can’t be in any relationship or the i-Marshal looses his job. Daniel is a strong character who has seen both sides of this war since he didn’t grow up in a cops’ family he didn’t learn of the existence of demons and such until he was confronted to them and he killed to protect himself at the time at that occasion the i-marshal saw his special ability to manipulate time and he got the choice to spend his life in prison or to endure the training to become i-marshal. He lost faith in accepted to kill demons because it must be done and hoping perhaps to gain back in the good grace. His Angel is an important one too, a chief Metatron. The problem is that Daniel is slowly loosing his soul when he take pleasure by torturing the demons before killing them and Metraton informs him of that fact and that he must find faith and balance.

Faith is a reporter and set on getting the Pulitzer first by discovering this new drug and revealing her existence, then by writing about the “special” thing she witnesses and even by writing about the angel after a visit of Metatron. She is really stubborn about that and doesn’t hesitate to keep some information secret, manipulate and lie to Daniel and co. However we learn that it’s her honesty the reason behind that more that greed. She loves the truth and wants to share it, she wants justice and in her quest she too often let herself be blinded and manipulated. Fortunately, her heart is true and she can see the story with its possible repercussions when it’s needed.  So she can be infuriating a lot but she really is touching.

The story takes his strength from the secondary characters too because while the couple Faith/ Daniel is predominant we also discover two other I-Marshals Kasey whose power is telekinesis and a good thief and Sean, whose angel Raphael is specialised in science and Healing.  Even better, while we have a fiery and hot romance with Faith and Daniel, we have another more peaceful, full of abnegation and devotion with Sean and Isabella. It’s a secondary romance, yet so moving. Sean is a healer and has found Isabella at the mercy of a demon because adopted in a mob family she is just a property to pass along. He heals her but her soul calls to him and in secret, again the mission order he saves her and in the same time himself. So romantic and chivalrous. Isabella has lived hell and survived without loosing her soul, she is fragile and in the same time she doesn’t hesitate to step to save a life when she can even if it means confront her worst fear.  She is very different from Faith in the way that she trusts more easily even after what she lived and she already knows the existence of demons and such.
I loved to see these two aspects of a romance with a I-Marshal
Sean and Daniel are a really good binome and they complete each other when Daniel is hurting and fighting, Sean is calm and collected and always ready to save his life. Kasey hasn’t worked with them as much so at first they are a bit weary of him since they are breaking rule after rule but he is part of the team and growing on the reader.

The plot is really well done and the villains interesting but I won’t make spoilers here by telling too much on them. Oh yes, these books can be read out of order and if you start by this one it won’t be a problem at all but for the one who have read them in order and loved book 2 Vigilant, Weber make a small apparition in this one it was really cute to see him act how he did as you will see. Love did him good.

So far it’s one of my favourite and I’m so happy to have discovered this series. Michele told me that there will be 4 more books and I’m looking forward to discover them too. Really you should try these books if you want a good science-fiction romance full of love and action, danger and introspection.

Score:  5/5

If you want this book you can buy it On amazon or on Bookdepository

You can find more informations on the serie and Michele on her website

Source: a copy in exchange for a honest review, no compensation was received.

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