PUBLISHER: DREAMSPINNER PRESS
AUTHOR: Michael Halfhill
SERIES: Jan Phillips
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Categories: Novels, Mystery/Suspense
Book Type: eBook
File Formats Available: .epub, .prc, .prc, html, pdf
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Sequel to What Happened to Jan Phillips?
What do three sons—one murdered by Iraqi terrorists, one who lost his mother in a fire, and one involved with an underworld sex ring—have to do with Jan Phillips?
Two sons bring fear and death, forcing Jan to wield the awesome power of his office as the North American head of Mundus, a sub rosa organization with roots in the ancient order of the Knights Templar. The other son threatens Jan’s life and the world he shares with Michael Lin, his partner of twelve years.
As Jan struggles to survive another man’s quest for revenge, the love of fathers for their sons is the only constant among shattered lives, despoiled love, and an unknown yearning for family.
Previously published by Book Surge Publishing (2007)
When I reviewed the first book in this series a few months ago I gave it glowing praise, and that praise extends on to its sequel SONS. The characters from the first book return along with a few new ones and the story grows, deepening your feelings for Jan and his world of family and of intrigue.
In SONS we have duel meaning because you see the duel relationship of Jan and his newfound son Colin as well as that of the villainous Louis and his controlling father Victor. Sons can be built or broken by their relationships with their fathers and I think that this is in large part what the author is saying with this incredible book.
As many of the readers of this blog know my own father has been ill for some time now and this book had a deep meaning for me because of this. He is recovering nicely now and we expect him to be able to come home in a few more weeks after being hospitalized for over a month. My point is, I have always had a good relationship with my father though at various time we were emotionally distant because I did not grow up to be the “all American boy”. He never held it against me, even when he found out I was gay, he didn’t reject me in any way.
Good fathers, real fathers, love their sons no matter what and we see this in the book by the end in how Jan related to Colin and even more so in how Victor related to Louis.
Michael Halfhill is an amazing author and I am amazed he hasn’t written more than he has. I look forward to the next Jan Phillips book with great enthusiasm.