Book Review: Jezebel's Ladder by: Scott Rhine

Publisher: Createspace

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: A Vegas magician’s assistant with a drinking problem, Jezebel is being chased by the men who murdered her fiancé. After she reads an odd, golden page, she wakes with the ability to sense other actives within thirty feet. Benny, the handsome former actor, is the only one she thinks that she can rely on, but even he has secrets. Each page stretches the mind beyond what our civilization has discovered, sometimes too far. Each could give you the next Nobel Prize or a ticket to the psych ward. Strong-willed, smart, and sexy, Jez acquires pages faster than anyone. She uses her new paranormal talents to climb the corporate ladder. Now, companies and governments are killing people to find and keep the secrets that will guarantee supremacy for the next century. Jezebel needs to adapt fast if she's going to survive success.

Series: Jezebel's Ladder series

Review: Jezebel is a magician’s assistant in Vegas with a heavy drinking problem and a dead fiancé. When she’s in a bar, she’s warned desperately about men who are coming after her – the same men who killed her fiancé. When she’s touched by a strange golden page, she passes out and when she awakes, she’s filled with a new ability. Absorbing as many pages as she can (a la The Matrix), Jezebel becomes very powerful and a higher-up into an organization who wishes to keep the populace deaf and dumb to the possibilities of a new world order. JEZEBEL’S LADDER has plenty of action, some great characters, and a viciously fast pace. The reader is thrust into Jezebel’s new world along with her and there is little back story. I wish there had been some more meat to the story as far as where the pages came from and how they really worked, as well as character development. Jezebel seems to be the ultimate fantasy woman – beautiful, smart, funny, powerful, “magical”, and has the ability to do anything she puts her mind to doing. I think this is why, even though JEZEBEL’S LADDER is sci-fi/fantasy it is hard to connect with her being so perfect. I think the characters readers are most able to connect with have some type of flaw and Jez’s instantly cured alcoholism isn’t enough. However, I can see JEZEBEL’S LADDER turning into an action film very easily.

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