The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel Jr.

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When young attorney and mother Brek Cuttler finds herself covered in blood and standing on a deserted train platform, she has no memory of how she got there. For one very good reason.

She’s dead.

But she doesn’t believe it at first. Trapped between worlds, Brek struggles to get back to her husband and daughter until she receives a shocking revelation that makes her death no longer deniable: She’s been chosen to join the elite group of lawyers who prosecute and defend souls at the Final Judgment.

With each dramatic trial conducted in a harrowing courtroom of eternity, Brek discovers how the choices that she and others made during their lives have led her to this place. She realizes that if she’s to break the chain, she must first face the terrible truth about her death. But before Brek can do that, she suddenly finds that she herself has been called to stand trial…and that her first client in the afterlife holds the secret to her fate.

About James Kimmel Jr.

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James Kimmel, Jr., received a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Pennsylvania and is a lawyer who focuses on the intersection of law and spirituality. This is his first novel.
Published November 8, 2012 by Berkley. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Kimmel pays readers a supreme compliment here by inviting them to take seriously the theological question of the Last Judgment.

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A murder mystery becomes a lesson in forgiveness in this overblown spiritual tale by debut novelist Kimmel, who envisions a bureaucratic afterlife called Shemaya in which recently deceased Brek Cuttler, a lawyer on earth, is drafted “to make sure justice is served at the Final Judgment.” This...

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And here, much of what happens to Brek has to do with the choices she makes and the choices that the people with whom she interacts make.

Dec 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Trial of Fallen Angels

BlogHer 5 Kat is back in a classroom, fingers crossed that day 1 is good.

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