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Monday, March 26, 2012

Gods and Fathers by James LePore (Partners in Crime Blog Tour)

Gods and Fathers

AUTHOR:  James LePore
PUBLISHED BY:  The Story Plant
PUBLISHED:  February 2012
ISBN-10: 1611880297

ISBN-13: 978-1611880298
GENRE:  Suspense
SOURCE:  A copy was provided by the author and Partners in Crime Tours which had no influence over my opinion of this novel.

SYNOPSIS:  Nationally bestselling author James LePore has established a reputation as a writer whose vividly drawn characters and morally complex plots have kept readers up to all hours turning pages. His new novel promises more sleepless nights and more nonstop thrills.

Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, and her remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops – men he's known for a long time – come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy's girlfriend.

Suddenly, the enmity between Matt and his only child is no longer relevant. Matt must do everything he can to clear his son, who he fully believes is innocent. Doing so will require him to quit his job and make enemies of former friends – and it will throw him up against forces he barely knew existed and can only begin to comprehend how to battle.

GODS AND FATHERS is at once a powerful mystery and a provocative international thriller, all of it presented with LePore's signature fascinating characters placed in dire circumstances where every choice poses new and potentially fatal challenges.


Are you a fan of the television series "24"?  If so, this book will resonate with you.  Gods and Fathers is a story of intrigue, of politics and moles, and the lengths people will go to to protect and avenge people they love.

Matt DeMarco is no stranger to confrontation and trials, after all he is a prosecuting attorney.  Now as he prosecutes a young man accused of murdering his sister, he makes an enemy who is ruthless and cunning and determined to see payback.  When Matt's son is framed for the rape and murder of his girlfriend, Matt will stop at nothing to clear his name.  The deeper he delves, the more treacherous a path he is on.  With lives threatened and some ended, Matt finds the plot is much thicker than he ever imagined and the clock is ticking.  His investigations uncover international ties, a mole, and Syrian ops with an agenda.

I love legal thrillers, being a fan of John Grisham and Corban Addison, now James LePore is on the scene, promising thrills and chills in a world of lawmakers, enforcers and law breakers.  If you enjoy a good legal thriller, you will find it in Gods and Fathers.

AUTHOR BIO: James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades, and an accomplished photographer. He is the author of three previous novels, A WORLD I NEVER MADE, BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, and SONS AND PRINCES, as well as the story collection, ANYONE CAN DIE. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler.
AUTHOR SITES:  website: www.jamesleporefiction.com


  1. Great review!! I agree with you with the comparison to 24, a show that I never missed. I also agree with you in the comparison to authors. I am definitely looking for Mr. LePore's next novel. Fantastic post..thank you.

  2. I'm totally biased and enjoy legal thrillers more than most. I'm so glad you put this on my radar. I've added it to my list.

  3. Oh my gosh, one of my best friends keeps talking non-stop about how amazing 24 is, so hearing you compare them is making me kind of intrigued about this book! I've always been the type to love any kind of mystery, and I have to admit that this one sounds like a chillingly cool thriller!

    Awesome review, Shirley! I'm glad you enjoyed this legal thriller! :)


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