Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Powerful Review of OF GOOD AND EVIL

Following on the heels of Shane Porteous' tremendous review comes Rick Frieman's (Founder of The James Mason Community Book Club) powerful review of Of Good And Evil. It is as follows:

"Ron Sheffield, a gifted but tormented Green Beret, plagued by suicidal guilt because of his 'special' abilities, is discharged from the army for going 'crazy'. Immediately, he is brutally beaten and shot by the Mafia, and is hospitalized near death. His life is dramatically saved by Amber Ash, who also possesses 'special' abilities; and from there the two are propelled against mobsters, terrorists, and a government cell out to kill them over Iraqi documents Ron possesses from his army service. Ron becomes a Mafia hit man, targeting fallen mobsters. This brings Ron and Amber into contact with the powerful and humane gifted secret society, Eros; this contact eventually actualizing Ron's mental gifts to a point beyond his imagination. Ron is confronted with the imminent nuclear obliteration of a major American city by a suicidal terrorist cell that only he can stop. But will he be able to do it in time? Of Good And Evil is a spiritual fight against tyranny.

"In creating the character of Ron Sheffield, Gerald Griffin has proven himself to be a writer of extraordinary skills. Of Good And Evil is a novel that is so finely written, so well plotted and paced, that the reader is immediately drawn into the book from the first page. That Mr. Griffin is able to use mere words to introduce the reader to Ron Sheffield is nothing short of breathtaking --- it is not often that a writer can make so comples a character, a person with such internal torments and external gifts, resonate so perfectly with a plot and locations that keep the reader glued to the book from start to finish.



  1. As the mother of two sons currently, serving overseas in the military, and a writer of paranormal romance novels, this seems like the perfect read for me. Great review! Thanks for sharing and I will most definitely become of follower.

  2. Regan, my heart goes out to your two sons. The novel honors the military. Thanks for becoming a follower and reading the book's review. Like the review, I know the book will be a great read for you!


  3. What a fantastic review, Gerald. Congratulations to you and "Of Good and Evil"! :-)

    All My Best,

  4. This sounds absolutely fabulous, a must read. In fact it reminds me of my own novel 'The Tourist' with an ex special forces soldier recruited by the CIA. They could almost have been thought up by the same person.
    All power to you and your writing Gerald.

  5. Bobbie and Jack, thank you for your much appreciated comments, and I hope you get the word out about the review.

    My tip of the hat to 'The Tourist'.

  6. Hi Gerald,
    Got your note at Goodreads and stopped by. Your book sounds like a wonderful read. Good luck!

    JD Holiday

  7. Thanks, Jan. Hope the book finds a nice and comfortable home in your library!