Publisher: Juju Mojo Publications
Resuscitated after he drowns and dies in a flood, David Flint discovers he has returned from the other side with an uncanny ability: He can “jump” into people’s bodies and minds, and control their thoughts and actions.
David believes it's a gift, and wants to use it to help people. Then four members of a ruthless drug ring savagely attack his fiancée and leave her in a coma, and David tries to use his new power to destroy the whole ring. But the ringleader, a voodoo priest known as the Zombie Master, is a formidable man with a deadly secret: He has the same incredible ability as David.
The two human marionette masters clash in a brutal bloody showdown, using the ring’s members as their puppets, and David discovers he’s battling for much more than his life—he’s fighting to rid the world of an evil human abomination.
Marionettes illuminates the greatest achievements of the human spirit and the darkest corridors of our minds, and answers the age-old question: What are the consequences of absolute power?
Like a few of Kerry Denney's books in the past, it's an extraordinary ability handed off to very regular people. People who, in the grand scheme, aren't that special. They're just getting by and descent folks. With these new powers, they are able (and usually very willing) to take on the injustices of the world. Everything from the big, like mobsters and criminals, to the small, like that greasy used-car salesman you automatically hate.
The characters were solid enough, they were like I said, regular people who take on huge tasks. David was somewhat forced into his, and toed the line between good and evil at times, but generally kept to his character. None really changed, but their situations did.
The pacing does lag sometimes with the dialogue, for me. Sometimes I felt the repeated information to be in the way of the story. But, every scene was carefully plotted out to give the reader something to chew on, which I liked.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
On July 24, 2015, Jagannath became a #1 Amazon bestseller. On March 31, 2015, Soulsnatcher won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid’s International Book Award competition. Dreamweavers, Soulsnatcher, and Jagannath have received numerous rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and Jagannath and Soulsnatcher each received a rave blurb from New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.