Massey pits two brothers against each other in a battle for their inheritance and their lives. Gabriel Reid's established life is compromised by the arrival of his illegitimate brother, Isaiah Battle. Isaiah believes he's entitled to all Gabriel possesses and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

As usual, Massey develops his characters well, but the writing style and structure of this book are forced and even clipped at points. Massey uses the Atlanta setting well, but the dialogue is somewhat trite and contrived. The plot is intriguing and readers will want to read the book to the end, but it seems like a long journey to a disappointing destination. Fans of horror or thrillers will connect to this effort. (Jul., 339 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
J.A. Crawley