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Butterflies Wake (Volume 1) Paperback – May 23, 2014
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About the Author
Lagos has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over twenty years. In addition to Butterflies Wake, she has written the Beyond Earth Series as well as over a dozen short stories that have been published in the Giant Tales Anthologies. Lagos resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
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Using her Developmental Psychology degree, Lagos will skillfully weave various character happenings and punishments into an engaging work. Come along the winding staircase and through the metal door and you'll enter the world where "The Butterflies" congregate to plan assignments and punishments for victims of:
The Butterflies are a mix of women from vastly different backgrounds – yet united in one cause to see to it that each of the "wrong "will be dealt with swiftly.
Though working in unassuming ways, private to the public eye, things will change rather quickly when one of their members come up missing. It is the circulating questions that threaten their exposure. As you discover the fate of the missing person and the outcome of their organization it will keep you engaged from start to finish.
As others have said, some of this story may seem far-fetched, but it's fiction so I was very ok with that. I personally loved everything about this book. It's a great beach read, and a fun summer fantasy. My only complaints are that I want to know more about these women, what happens next, and that it had to end.
I'm definitely hoping for a sequel or two!
Nineteen- seventy-seven, things had changed for the fifty-something Camille Waters. The year of twenty-fourteen, Camille is working for an underground society of women; an elite group called the Butterflies.
Mission: to right the wrongs, establish justice, avenge without temperance, and do it swiftly, skillfully, quietly--if possible--then move on to the next covert assignment!
Location: Charleston, South Carolina.
Anna Wells is a high school chemistry teacher, also a member of the Butterflies.
Principal Patrick Sheehan is trusting and kindhearted. He is the son of Priscilla. But he's something more than your average principal.
Lexi (Alexis) is a Martial Arts instructor, teaching self-defense to women. She's a member of the elusive Butterflies.
Tommy is Lexi's sparring partner; perhaps something "Moore".
Francine Grimes is an intel and spy ops for the Butterflies; the human "lie detector".
Casey Callahan is a Detective for the Homicide Division (North Charleston), also a member of the Butterflies.
The meeting place. . . through a secret-hatch. . . descending a winding staircase through a tunnel. The secret knock on the metal door. It is the private meeting room where orders/assignments/hits are given out.
First assignment on the docket, deal with Clayton Bauer, the history teacher and the closet sexual predator who preys on young school girls. His days are numbered. So is Michael O'Brien's days. And Audra--Callahan's abusive neighbor--may need a small threat, attend Violence Anonymous, or suffer the consequences. Then, there's Audra's ex-con ex-husband, Jason Thorpe. He was another matter altogether.
Who is Delores Moore?
Who is Nigel?
Who is Reilly?. . . Jenna?. . . Charlie?. . . Larry?. . . Damien? . . . Ellie?
Who is Laura Harrison in relation to Camille Waters?
Who is Laura's husband in the scheme of things?
Ah, who is Big Jean?
And what is Mary's role in the sub group of the Butterflies?
There are various covert assignments this team of "Butterflies" will carry out as the story develops. Each character brings to this drama a set of necessary skills to handle the scums of society--the bottom-feeders, and yes, even those in high-ranking official positions in the judicial, gubernatorial and the prison systems who believe they are untouchable.
Arlene, the author, will give you a pass to join this secret group of brave women. From there, you will learn about each member and applaud their courage, and perhaps join their crusade.
Butterflies Wake looks at the real crimes of spousal abuse, pedophiles, the poor justice system and the blind naïve eye of society. I think the author tackled these issues very well while providing engrossing reading.
There were twists and surprises that really packed a punch that would draw an actual gasp of surprise from the readers. Female mafia in deed.
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