Nobility (The Fast and The Furies: Suspense Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Ray is a sharp-eyed observer who notices the gang, but he does not care about their crimes. In fact Ray cares about nothing. He's got his own careful plan for the evening and does not mean to survive past midnight--until he meets an "angel." Enthralled by the beautiful enigma, who he believes is another member of the gang, he's willing to let her strip him of riches and leave him cold and dead. Misty Love sees nobility in this broken man and can't fail another assignment.
This excellent tale incorporates the miracle of "A Wonderful Life," the clever thievery of "The Sting" and the romance of "Water For Elephants." The author expertly weaves a complicated story line, spiced with outlandish characters, into a fast-pace plot. The characters become sympathetic or despicable as the reader learns their histories. We yearn for success or failure, befitting the nature of the persona, as danger looms.
It's a bitter-sweet Christmas tale worthy of O'Henry but the events might have transpired on any festive weekend. Don't sell this book short because it's a novella. The story is jam packed with action, pathos, and intrigue--enough to keep the reader on edge until the very end.Read more ›
The word craft is delicate and beautiful at times: "A faint flurry of snow flirted shyly with the glass." "...Ice now filigreed the window. Beyond it the sky looked unendingly black, too powerful even for Frank."
At other times the author matter-of-factly describes the jargon of the pickpockets: Poke, Mark, Dip, Lambs, et al. "..light-fingered and wing-footed (a nod to Homer) enough to split with the wallets or pokes, the thieves bagged before the marks knew they were missing." Another character is known by his epithet: silver beard.
As another reviewer has noted, the Palindrome Fever chapter is quite clever and there is a great deal of skillful word play throughout the work. There is also the crackle of the supernatural in this book - the otherwise unexplained bolts of electricity sent from above.
Roman gods arose from a strange confluence of cultures and superstitions around the Latium area, later known as Rome. Here we have a strange convergence of ne'er-do-wells who are willing to kill and maim to sate their newest appetite: Jove(a/k/a Jupiter, powerful, cruel and vain), Janus, Mercury, Mars, Cupid, Venus, Vulcan(god of fire), each with a role. You'll have to read the book to enjoy each one and his/her role.
MacRath creates a banquet of the gods in the bar car:" Now the crowd in the bar car began to go wild, believing the roll held their losses. And Janus completed the picture...Read more ›
if i could say anything to someone looking at this book i would say ignore whatever genre it happens to be in when you look at the categories. It is, as i said, edgy but it entwines a flavour of mythology with suspense, possibly even a bit of a romantic twist with that kind of old time heroism. it begins with the train full of characters operating as pick pockets and the whole atmosphere comes across as so dark yet bleak, as does the tale of the hero.
if i could sum the writing up in a word it would be 'intelligent.' And i will leave it at that
The bandits' specialty is removing items from a mark's person (i.e. wallet, watch, etc), but calling them pickpockets doesn't do this band of high-tech, lightning-quick bandits justice! These bandits, who answer to aliases: Jove, Cupid, Venus, Mercury, Janus, Mars, and Vulcan, work together to create a scene designed to distract the mark while relieving him of his valuables. They put on a show as they're robbing you blind: tap dancing-- on the ceiling, cartwheels, etc. It's amazing! Each thief brings his or her own special talent and secret agenda to the table setting the stage for some serious fireworks. Oh, and that Merc... he's a scene-stealer! You'd better keep your eyes on him and your hands on your wallet! He's so fast he could steal your wallet while you're holding it and it would still take you the better part of a minute to realize it was gone! Once Jove, then other members of the gang, realize that a quiet, thin man has seen each and every thief for who and what they are the tension and suspense skyrocket. The thieves cannot risk exposure so they must 'deal' with the man...
Ray, the only person aboard the train to immediately see through the thieves' dazzling acrobatic thievery, is a revelation. This desperate, sad, and broken man is enthralling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great old-fashioned (as in classic) noirish tale set about a train with all the dramatic tension, characterization, and atmosphere that I've come to expect from Mr. MacRath.Published 17 months ago by Ray Zinn
I do not like this genre. It took me a lot of time and courage to open the book. I will admit I was skeptical. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Galina Peshikan, representing Danilo Peshikan's novel FILIAD
To be honest, I did not understand this book. It became unclear to me who was doing what. I am sure it is great for some folks but I lost track. Read morePublished on June 1, 2014 by Gloria Stanchak Alexander
In a world where most thrillers seem to soullessly retread all-too familiar formulas, it's nice to know that writers are still willing to take risks and write something as... Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Umberto Borgia
If you have read my review on The Vanishing Magic of Snow, I warn you that both of these reviews will sound somewhat the same. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by megHan
A merciless gang of pickpockets boards a train on Christmas Eve, planning to filch a haul of valuables from their unsuspecting fellow passengers. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by ClairPG
Ever seen the movie Ocean's Eleven? Or any of the sequels for that matter? You'll get a similar feeling when you begin Nobility. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Kirkus MacGowan