Sunday, November 19, 2006

FURY, by Bill Bright and Jack Cavenaugh

Historical suspense is not usually my cup of tea, but as with the first two books in the Great Awakening series, I was enthralled throughout the book. Not because it was a knuckle-whitener (I love those, too) but because it made the period come alive through the portrayal of both fictional and real people.

This story chronicles the life, wanderings, and eventually rebirth of Daniel Cooper. After he witnesses a murder by a friend of his uncle and guardian, Asa Rush, he runs away hoping to work the locks up north. Instead of finding work and safety, he hears of a powerful preacher who is changing the town soul by soul. And all the while he is being chased by an assassin.

Expect an exciting ending, making the journey there well worth it.

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