Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny

The Watchman of Ephraim
By Gerard de Marigny

Release Date: Original: January 21, 2011; 3rd Edition: July 01, 2011
Published by: JarRyJorNo Publishing (
Pages: 273
Genre: Political Thriller

About the Book:
Cris De Niro worked his way up to the top of the hedge fund world. Yet all of his money couldn't protect him from losing his wife on 9/11. 10 years have passed since the tragedy. Turning to his faith, De Niro now lives for a higher purpose. He acquires a lackluster counter-terrorism agency, in order to transform it into The Watchman for the United States, but there's not a moment to lose. He and his new agency unknowingly become targets when they stumble upon a connection between a rich Iranian businessman and a Mexican drug cartel. First, their agent sent to investigate goes missing and then strange events start to unfold at the border. Making matters worse, they suspect that there’s a leak among them. It’s up to De Niro and his new team to protect America from a possible terrorist attack more catastrophic than 9/11 …and it appears he and his children are targeted too! 

Review by Lynda
One wonders how they would respond, reason, or survive a crisis as horrendous as described in The Watchman of Ephraim. Through author Gerard de Marigny's considerable writing skills, we get to experience such a thing through one man, Cris De Niro. The emotions are intense and raw. If you get to page 17, you'll not be able to put this book aside for long.

This cat and mouse thriller with it's straight, yet curvy plot, explores the threat and violence of terrorism without coloring the pages with unnecessary graphic gruesomeness. It delves into the heart and soul of a man in emotional agony. It gives us an inside view of his interpretation of events and the decisions that will change his life.

For those who read this genre, you'll find this book very well written. Desperate times, emotionally wounded characters, a fast paced plot, to-the-point dialog, and just the right amount of description make this story an easy read that will be over before you're ready to give it up.

1 comment:

  1. I hope I never have to find out how I would cope with a horrendous crisis. I would like to read this book though.
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