Tuesday, December 13, 2005

DARK ANGEL by David Klass

Are human brains controlled chemically? Are we really making choices or can behavior be reduced to chemical reactions. Is there such a thing as good and evil? Can people be blamed for what they do? Jeff's brother has just been released from the penitentiary after serving 5 years for murder. Is he really a reformed man or is he still the cold calculating, brilliant, manipulative person Jeff remembers him to be? How will Troy's return affect Jeff's life and that of his emotionally fragil mother? When classmate Franchise Fraser disappears, Jeff suspects his brother is behind it. But, there is more to the case than it at first seems. Still it is Jeff, just as brilliant as his brother who unravels the entire scheme. Does that make Jeff like his brother?
In a lot of ways this reads like the very famous "Silence of the Lambs" but for a slightly younger audience. JDW 12/13/05

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