Intercession by Louis Romano
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Author Louis Romano in person. It’s not often that I go to meet someone I’ve chatted with on Facebook, but when I heard Louis Romano was having a book signing nearby at a New Jersey Barnes and Noble I knew it was time for a road trip. Meeting Louis Romano was like finding a brother I didn’t know I had. Warm and charming he instantly won me over and folded me into his inner circle of family, friends and even his Publisher. I thought to myself, “I have to see what his writing is like.” Wow! I was in for a real treat.
I started with ‘Intercession’. I didn’t know anything about the Catholic religion, the Church or Priests, but I found Mr. Romano's meticulous research and attention to detail immediately educated me to a darker side of organized religion which grabbed hold and didn’t let go. Well-crafted with snappy dialogue complete and authentic NYC accents, I ate it up like candy.
This dark and brooding roman noir journey captured and exposed predators that fly under the radar and put children at risk within our own communities. New York detectives are hot on the trail of a brazen serial killer who’s set on drawing public attention to protected pedophiles within the business conglomerate of organized religion. I've never read a novel where I felt so conflicted, but in the end I found myself rooting for the villain as much as the police.
No spoilers from me, but this is must read Crime Fiction on the same par as a Michael Connelly Bosch novel. Brilliantly developed characters and a plot that played out as an international battle of good vs evil. Detective Vic Gonnella and serial killer John Deegan were awesome counterparts, hero vs anti-hero they both fight for the lead role as the protagonist and in the end prove to be two sides of the same coin. I was so excited by the climatic conclusion of this novel that I ran out and bought another Louis Romano gem ‘Besa’ which is currently being made into an Indie film. ‘Intercession’ was everything I’d hoped it would be and more, you'll love it, I did.
Louis Romano also works with a Non-Profit charity call ‘Road to Recovery’ that assists survivors of sexual abuse. If you know someone who is suffering contact Road to Recovery at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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