Monday, April 12, 2010

Dutch II - Angel's Revenge by Teri Woods - Review

Dutch II - Angel's Revenge by Teri Woods
Grand Central Publishing /Hachette Book Group
March 2010
ISBN # 978-0-446-55155-7
$14.99 US / $17.99 CAN

He is the most merciless of his lieutenants, with style and skills that even the hardest hustlers fear . . . and none survive. And with Dutch gone, Angel is fueled by a shattering vendetta and methodically eliminating every successor, wannabe, and mobster trying to lead Dutch's madly profitable organization. The only person between her and ultimate control: One-eyed Roc-aka Rahman-Dutch's other trusted lieutenant and a man with his own zealous master plan. He and his crew are cleaning up the streets and righting his wrongs by any means necessary. And he's checkmating Angel's strengths and playing her every weakness. Neither can stop. Neither will give in. And they will never surrender Dutch's lethal legacy, even though their last devastating power play could destroy it all .

My Take:

Second in the Dutch Series, this book drew me in from the get go. Fast moving action and dialogue keeps the story going, while well detailed characters hook you completely. I think reading "Dutch" would have helped me fill in a few areas, but this one definitely stands alone.

Angel is back, out of prison and up to her old tricks. Roc, Dutch's other lieutenant, is also released but has been "saved" by religion and decides to clean up the streets. Angel and Roc both have completely different ideas for the streets, but their methods are the same, leading to tragedy and loss on both sides. Dutch II provides a no holds barred look at the inner workings of gangs, and what happens when their leaders die.

Explicitly detailed (NOT for under 18), with steamy scenes woven in, this was a fantastic read I couldn't put down.

4 out of 5 stars.

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