A Novel of Reincarnation and Retribution
(from back of book)
A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston. With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt form the Oscar Wilde poem, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
A huge smokestack belching smoke, a ragged flea market double-breasted wool coat, and an old antique picture frame bring the distant past back to haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison. With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life and that he lost the only woman he could ever love. Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison's raison d'etre as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer. The memory of timeless love drives Jamison's dogged search for a serial killer determined to finish what he started decades earlier.
Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis. Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history
from repeating itself.
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- Mass Market Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Christopher Matthews Publishing (November 16, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1938985834
- ISBN-13: 978-1938985836
Rick Sulik was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. After completing high school in Boardman, Ohio, he enlisted and served four years in the United States Air Force Military Police. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he worked three and a half years with the Houston, Texas Police Department, twenty-two years with the Pasadena, Texas Police Department, and ten years as a courthouse bailiff with the Gonzales County, Texas Sheriff s Department, before retiring in 2013.
This novel was much more than a Murder Mystery. It was a little different than other murder mysteries I've read before and I've read a lot. The author has incorporated characters that have been reincarnated, not once but several times. To me, this took some creative writing. Keeping the reincarnations straight must have been a little difficult. Even if you don't believe in reincarnation, you may find this book interestingly different. Just read with an open mind and think of the possibility. Way out there, I know, but that's what good books are made of. Imagination! The author puts the story in a rather fast pace, going from past to present then back again, a few breathe taking moments and he gives you lots of emotions. The author doesn't lose you with too much detail on too many characters. Just enough to keep you interested. The author does give you that one thing, most readers want, a love story mixed in. There was a lot of conversation in this book and it gave me the feeling like I was standing alongside them and listening. I like the bits of poetry that was here and there in the story. The book gave food for thought. The book is definitely a good first novel and even though I don't see a follow up book, it would be interesting.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Rick Sulik in exchange for my unbiased review.
I would give this book 4 STARS.