4 Stars for While the Angels Slept by Del Garrett
Del Garrett possesses the fantastic ability to spin a suspenseful tale, full of vivid imagery and a strong attention to the detail surrounding each scene. However, the staggering detail oftentimes overshadowed the core of the story and I found myself a bit lost, but then POW, something visceral would happen and I was fully engaged once again!
While I won't go into plot detail, I will say that I enjoyed the numerous plot twists and turns that Del wisely crafted. Once the action started after a slow beginning, it went full throttle until the very last word.
The thing that I found most interesting about this book was the fact that, although set in modern time, Del's great writing skills somehow made you feel like you were immersed in another era, perhaps in the midst of a "Sam Spade" novel.
If you like mystery, international intrigue, budding romances and the exposing of secrets, then you will love this book!