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The Myth: When God cast the archangel Satan into Hell, ending the War in Heaven, peace prevailed on Earth - until the fallen angels took revenge in the Garden of Eden. Ever since, mankind has been in a struggle between good and evil, paradise and apocalypse: the fall of Rome, The Crusades, World Wars, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East Crisis.... The War in Heaven never really ended - it just changed venues. For millennia, God's angels have been fighting Satan's demons on Earth, all in hopes of bringing about Satan's greatest ambition, the Apocalypse.
The Reality: Satan has never been closer to his goal than right now. Agent Bernadette Callahan is a talented investigator at a shadowy government organization known only as Section, on the trail of a serial killer with nearly supernatural abilities. Sebastian "Batty" LaLaurie is a religious historian who knows far too much about the other side - and that hard-earned knowledge is exactly what Callahan needs. This unlikely duo pair up for a race across the globe, decoding clues left in ancient texts from the Bible to Paradise Lost and beyond. In the process they stumble upon a vast conspiracy - one beyond the scope of mankind's darkest imagination.
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By Matthew on 08-07-11
Now THIS one you will enjoy
I was abit skeptical at first, about actual devils, angels, etc, let alone the battle for humanity. Boy, was I wrong! Browne gets this done, and done well. Sharp, interesting characters, locations and action, running parallel until a cataclysmic conclusion. SB does his usual strong job of bringing the story to life ( although I, along with alot of fellow SB fans, laugh everytime we hear his say " BOOM! " ).
Highly, highly recommended, and certainly looking for more titles of this ilk.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Jose Eduardo Deboni on 12-08-12
I seldom get recomendation, but I had no clue of a book to pick, after had made some bad choices before. I was wanting a good fiction book, with a nice story, and I am glad to say: I have found it. The book is well written with a nice plot based on MIlton's Paradise Lost (that I had never heard of). It reminds me of Da Vinci Code, but with a much better ending. As I am of São Paulo, Brazil and part of the story is here, I can tell you that the places mentioned in the book really exist. The favela Paraisópolis is a big one, but there are no aluminum houses there. One thing that American authors rarely get right are the Brazilian names. Gabriela and De Souza are ok, but I don't know no Alejandro.
Its a book I highly recomend, and I wish they make a movie out of it!
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