Beasts Shall Reign Over the Earth!


Fiction - Thriller - General
238 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

I liked Beasts Shall Reign Over the Earth! by Michael and Danny D'Agostino. It is a good detective story that paints a great picture of life in Manhattan, particularly the family life of a proud family of recent immigrants. I like to read stories like this, positive stories of how immigrants from Mexico and other countries work hard to get ahead and contribute, and even improve life here in America. I just don’t subscribe to the attitude made popular by our current president that these immigrants are criminals and people looking to join the welfare rolls. The Rodriguez family in lower Manhattan is the perfect example of this and Teresa, a policewoman, is the driving force of this novel, which, when all is said and done, is a great detective story done in a refreshing new manner.

I love the Rodriguez family. I especially love Teresa. This is a detective story and she is a great detective. The plot is unique. It is developed logically from small beginnings into a massive conclusion. I usually say which element of the story I feel is the strongest in a book, but in Beasts Shall Reign Over the Earth! I just can’t pick the strongest point. Michael and Danny D'Agostino wrote all of the elements superbly and they balance out into a gripping story. The characters, the plot, the pictures of life in Manhattan all come together to make a great book. This is crime writing at its finest and I look forward to reading more books by these two writers.

Lesley Jones

In Beasts Shall Reign Over the Earth! by Michael and Danny D'Agostino, when there is a series of brutal killings of dogs in New York City, Detective Morgan Jackson and rookie Detective Teresa Rodriguez have to figure out who or what is causing the carnage. The investigation increases in urgency when the first person is found mauled. Morgan and Teresa frantically try to discover what creature is capable of these heinous crimes. The horror they uncover is unimaginable and not what they were expecting. New York City is plunged into chaos as the battle to bring the killer to justice begins. When the Mayor announces that the killer has been caught, the citizens are relieved until another grotesque murder occurs. Detectives Jackson and Rodriguez will stop at nothing to end the bloodshed, even though their opponent is as determined to triumph. Prepare to be taken on a journey of murder, horror, and suspense.

If you enjoy a story that has twists, turns and surprises throughout, then this is a perfect book for you. The way the writers have woven such detail into the characters is superb. The laid-back, dry wit of Detective Morgan Jackson and the feistiness of Detective Teresa Rodriguez complement each other very well. The tension and suspense throughout was excellent, and the descriptive writing was faultless. A superb story from start to finish with tension and thrills in abundance. The ending was not what I was expecting. You are taken on a journey filled with curve balls and excitement. This is a perfect book for anyone who likes a good thriller, horror, and whodunit.