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Nephilim by Asa Schwarz


Nephilim By Asa Schwarz

3 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) A Thriller of Biblical Proportion When eco warrior Nova decides to take action against environmentally dangerous corporations, little does she know that a shadowy organization shares in her goal.

Nephilim is a riveting thriller, set in the historic capital of Sweden. Blending biblical mythology with global conspiracies in a convincing and effective manner, it’s a page-turning novel that raises important questions.

Nova works for Greenpeace and has decided to start targeting the Dirty 30 with a couple of her friends. Their plan is to break into on of the CEO’s apartments and graffiti it. Unfortunately, when Nova gets in the apartment, she finds the CEO, his wife, and the family dog murdered and posed.

Police officer Amanda is having a harsh week. She is suffering from a horrible stomach and wants nothing more than to curl up in bed. But she is the one inspecting the death of Nova’s mother. And she gets wrapped up in the murder of the CEO. When a couple more people end up dead with all signs pointing at Nova, this looks like a pretty gory yet easy case, if she can find Nova.

But that is not all. There is also a death of a gentleman that was trying to find The Ark and a mysterious FON foundation that has split Nova’s inheritance. Nova has to clear her name and find out what is really going on before she ends up in prison.

This was an interesting read. It is an English translation from Swedish which I think might have altered some of the meaning with the story. I liked Nova. She was just going to harass an environmental violator and ends up being suspect number one. There were some interesting environmental facts that were good but did get a little oppressive towards the end. I also feel like the FON was an interesting addition but I felt that area was a little week.

Beyond that, it was a good book. It was an interesting idea and I admit that I had to reference a couple things, like William Hogarth. I think that there is the possibility of a sequel where we could get more into the FON. If you are big into the environment and murder, you should read this book. I think you will like it.

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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