Rage of Angels is one of my all time favorite Sidney Sheldon books. An 80s chartbuster, Millenials may have never heard of this book or the author, which is why I want to recap this all time favorite bestseller. Crime, passion, love, action, thrills – you are promised a bit of everything when you pick up a Sidney Sheldon book.
When I was a youngster, there was a rite of passage with books. You read Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in early teens and gradually moved on to top authors like Jeffery Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Irving Wallace etc. Reading options were limited to the neighborhood library, and the higher shelves were not for you until you could literally reach them. Sidney Sheldon’s books were of the slightly saucier variety like a Hollywood thriller. No wonder that many of these books were made into movies and TV series.
Fresh out of law school, Jennifer Parker is excited on the first day of work. She is an Assistant DA in Manhattan. Naïve and ignorant, she is framed by a mob boss and her career is over before it begins. In desperation, she starts working for the Morettis – the crime family who got her in trouble. Jennifer falls in love with two different men, and takes tough decisions for her son. She becomes a top notch lawyer working for the wrong side of the law. Events spiral to a crushing climax. There are many Wow moments that will take your breath away.
Rage of Angels is a must read for any book lover. This is what great fiction was all about in the 80s and 90s. Anyone who loves a thriller will love reading Rage of Angels – a great work by a truly versatile author. Yes, this is the same Sidney Sheldon who gave us ‘I Dream of Jeannie’.