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Overview SHRED OF TRUTH (ARAMIS BLACK V2) (Jul 2007)
Publishers Description In "The Best of Evil, "Aramis Black uncovered family secrets and historical conspiracies, hoping that his own dark past had come to certain resolution. But now, in the dark of night, he finds his brother unconscious and tied to a statue in Nashville's Music Row ...with the initials AX carved into his back. A shadow from his former life has reappeared, casting threats of violence and retribution. And soon the attacker is swinging his blade of self-righteous judgment directly at Aramis, calling upon him to "face his sins." Can Aramis finally break free from the guilt of his old ways... or will he succumb to the vengeance of an arrogant sociopath?
Community Description Haunted by a dark past, Aramis Black fears a shadow from his former life has returned for retribution! Following a bizarre attack on his brother, the blade of an arrogant sociopath takes aim at Aramis, challenging him to "face his sins." Can Black escape the guilt of old ways---or will vengeance cut him down? 352 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
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Eric Wilson is the author of "Dark to Mortal Eyes, Expiration Date, "and the first book in the Aramis Black series, "The Best of Evil." He lives with his wife, Carolyn Rose, and their two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
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A Shred of Truth Dec 19, 2007
After reading the first in the series, "Best of Evil," I had high expectations for this most recent installment in the saga of Aramis Black. I was very pleased to find the edgy, immersive tempo was not at all diluted, yet as with the series' introduction, the world of Aramis Black stands in stark contrast to most fiction in that the world it presents is difficult to distinguish from our own.
I hesitate to ever visit Nashville for fear of it not living up to the glamor of the ever noir perspective of Aramis--or worse; to discover no espresso shop on Elliston Place.
Many authors toil in attempts to suspend belief, but somehow Eric Wilson has managed to do the opposite and create belief due to immensely compelling character development with interaction that is very true-to-life. Many suspense tales pass their peak with weak or forced plot devices which weakly flutter toward the climax, and I confess I was fearful that may have been the case--that Eric Wilson had out-done himself--and anticipated a dismal and disappointing ending. But I was wrong. Few authors are able to dupe me, but I would be remiss to say I saw the ending coming. The plot is truly a masterful crescendo of twists and turns.
Very seldom am I captivated by the simple if gripping telling of a mundane story as I am an action movie buff, and honestly I am often annoyed by first-person mystery yarns, but the raw and gritty vitality of this tale extends beyond the reader's imagination into the daily perception of truth itself. Or at least a shred of it.
Eric continues to keep us hooked! Oct 3, 2007
With so many novels flooding the market on a weekly basis, it's hard to decide where to spend your money. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with anything Eric Wilson writes. Aramis Black, the tattooed hero from "The Best of Evil" is back and tougher than ever in "A Shred of Truth".
This novel really grabbed me from the opening because of the violent attack on one of my favorite characters from the first book. I don't want to give anything away, but let me say this sets the tone for the story. No one in Black's life is safe, and the enemy he faces this time has no mercy. The suspense is ratcheted up several notches and you can really see how Wilson has grown as a writer with each novel.
Easily placing as one of my top ten favorite thrillers of the year, "A Shred of Truth" is a great story that will keep you pulled in until the last page.
Struggle of good and evil Sep 19, 2007
Aramis Black returns in this gripping new installment from Eric Wilson. Aramis, owner of Black's Espresso Shop in downtown Nashville, finds himself once again neck deep in a mystery that is tied to his family's dark past. Wilson wastes no time in getting started, as Aramis finds his brother, Johnny Ray, unconscious and strung up on a statue in Music Row. The letters "AX" have been crudely carved into his back. As Aramis hunts for Johnny Ray's attacker, he soon learns he is dealing with a madman that is orchestrating a deadly game. Aramis must play the game in order to protect his loved ones and unlock a vital family secret. As Aramis searches for the truth he must battle with his own dark past that is full of vengeance and rage.
We first met Aramis Black in The Best of Evil, where Wilson turned a coffee shop owner into a rich and engaging character that readers can't help but love. In A Shred of Truth, Wilson takes us deeper into Aramis' life, and what a ride it is. All of the great elements of storytelling are here: engaging dialogue, perfectly executed plot development, fascinating characters, not to mention a classic "whodunit" element that will keep reader's guessing until the end. Wilson also does a superb job of bringing the city of Nashville to life, making it familiar to readers who have never been there. This is Eric Wilson at the top of his game.
Eric Wilson continues to churn out quality fiction that effectively explores man's struggle between light and the darkness that threatens to consume. From his Five Senses novels to the Aramis Black series, Wilson continues to excel at his craft. Recently he has signed on with Thomas Nelson, who will be publishing his highly anticipated Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy due out in fall 2008. Wilson's next project is the novelization of the film, Facing the Giants, which will be available in September.
Armchair Interviews says: Dust off your bookshelf and make some room for one of the best up and coming writing talents out there.
BELIEVABLE! Sep 4, 2007
I was fortunate to come upon an Eric Wilson book on vacation and was doubly fortunate finding it to be his first! I have been hooked on his writing since then and A SHRED OF TRUTH shows that he can keep it coming.
His characters become old friends and one wants to read more about them; they are also fallible but hold on to beliefs through the trials they must walk to get to the truth.
Even his sociopath is believely evil. And, Eric Wilson always has clues added to his stories to spice it up even more!
I work in a library and am always on the look out for 'new good' talent and Wilson is a consistant author. An author of whom you want his next book, next series, next and next and next. Keep writing Eric!
Intoxicating Aug 21, 2007
Sequal to The Best of Evil, A Shred of Truth continues the story of Aramis Black. Black is one of the most relateable (and honest) characters in Christian fiction today. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a lover of fiction.