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Debut by Catholic Tom Clancy (or, How I Lost a Bunch of Sleep Due to a Great Read),
This review is from: Sons of Cain (Perfect Paperback)
I didn't realize that I've always longed for a Catholic Tom Clancy, but here you have it: a book Catholic men will probably just love.
In my younger days of devouring books at a rate I can only envy these days, I read quite a bit of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlam, and the like.
I've read a pile of fiction by Catholic authors, but this is the first time I've found one that reminds me of those page-turning up-late-at-night reading excursions of high school.
I had my doubts about this book, but they were put to rest. I was worried about the book being preachy, stuffy, and, honestly, unrealistic.
Val Bianco does something unique and masterful in this first novel. He makes things that would sound preposterous believable and compelling. He owns the dialogue and has crafted characters who are convincing and more than a little humorous.
In a world where Satan's greatest achievement is that so many people don't believe he exists, Bianco tackles a storyline that would be laughable if it weren't done so well.