★ Death Unmasked Author Rick Sulik – Marjoriejane.co.uk


Death Unmasked quotes Death Unmasked , litcharts Death Unmasked , symbolism Death Unmasked , summary shmoop Death Unmasked , Death Unmasked 1781ce52 A Reincarnated Evil Is Stalking The Women Of Houston With Each Murder, The Madman Quotes An Excerpt From The Oscar Wilde Poem, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol Selected Verses From The Ballad Are Also Interwoven Throughout The Story A Huge Smokestack Belching Smoke And A Ragged Flea Market Double Breasted Wool Coat And An Old Antique Picture Frame With The Warrior S Creed, Bring The Distant Past Back To Haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison With Those Catalysts, Jamison Knows Who He Was In A Past Life Emil And That He Lost The Only Woman He Could Ever Love In Emil S Time Searching For His Reincarnated Mate Becomes Jamison S Raison D Tre As He And Fellow Detectives Scour Houston For A Brutal Serial Killer When Jamison Finds His Mate She Doesn T Recognize Him, Nor Can She Recall A Past Life As His Wife His Efforts To Reclaim Her Are Derailed When He Discovers The Same Fiend Who Took Her From Him In The Past Is Stalking Her Again The Memory Of Timeless Love Drives Jamison S Dogged Search For A Serial Killer Determined To Finish What He Started Decades Earlier Each Clue Brings Jamison Closer To Unmasking His Old Nemesis Tenacious Police Work, Lessons Learned In The Past, And Intuition May Be The Only Weapons He Has In Preventing History From Repeating Itself


10 thoughts on “Death Unmasked

  1. says:

    Note I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I left this book at page no 158 which is than 50% of the book because that was exactly where my patience gave way The story began nicely and I liked the concept and settings, but the narration and editing didn t work me.At times, the dialogues didn t make sense and most of the time if felt like the male lead was giving lectures instead of having conversations I really think that this book needs heavy and thorough editing.I hate DNF ing books and I always try my best to push myself and to give the book another chance again and again, and with this book too I tried the same especially because the author sent me the book from the US but even after forcing myself to read further I simply couldn t.I really feel that a few revisions and strong editing can help this book reach its full potential, but right now it s simply not ready.You can also read this review at The Reading Bud.


  2. says:

    Death Unmasked by Rick Sulik is a story about reincarnation and revenge and personally, I love this combination Add some murders and a few chases and you have my attention, alright Sean Jamison is a Homicide detective in Houston and is about to get retired when there is an urgent serial killing case that requires his expertise While on the case, Sean realizes that he was Emil in his previous birth and both his wife and he were killed in the most brutal way as a result of being war prisoners As he is desperate to find his beloved in this reincarnation, there are women being murdered in Houston and a lock of hair seem to be missing from each of them The murderer has a final strike to make before he leaves town but will Sean and his team be able to stop him Will Sean finally be reunited with his one true love This book really puzzled me Why Because I can t decide if I just like it or love it Yes, there are problems with the story but then, there are those aspects too that I absolutely love So I am going try my best to break it down for you to provide a better perspective.The book starts off really well It has a good pace and enough action suspense to grab the readers attention But there are instances which felt too rushed For example, there is the little event where another officer, too, goes into a trance to see the murder through the killer s eyes Quite unconvincing, if you ask me Also, you d think the book is finished when the story is finished but, oh no There is so much attention given to what happens after, which doesn t add to the story at all And again, everything is rushed The writing style does get affected by the sudden pace of the story, resulting in a confused reader.What I loved about the story well, crime, revenge, reincarnation, all my favorite words There is loads of action, a meticulous serial killer and the chase that leads them to him It s all exciting Apart from a few sudden incidents, I actually found it to be a really absorbing story.Overall, a good read if you like crimes with a twist.


  3. says:

    No I just want to know your feelings about death Well, I ll unmask it for you I don t fear death Death is a natural occurrence We re no strangers to death, Paula We lived and died before, and we ll live and die again Death smiles at all of us All a person can do is smile back, when death comes calling Loneliness is what I fear A novel of reincarnation and retribution.Emil and Laura are fleeing for their lives Their homeland has been invaded and they are in fear for their lives Rounded up by soldiers, everyone is being deported Loaded into cattle cars and traveling by train in the cold and the snow Such a sad tale Most are dying or murdered, few escape Will Emil and Laura s love survive That is the beginning set up of this story That was the past, but present day is in the life of Houston Police Officer Detective Sean Jamison There is a serial killer on the loose preying on women Much in the way some soldiers preyed on the women during the holocaust Sean has a vivid memory during a sudden migraine Was he Emil in another life I found this story fascinating The thought of reincarnation is so interesting, and told in one of my favorite genre crime serial killer thriller Told in chapters between Sean and the killings and a woman who is drawn to some personal items as Sean is Can Sean find the killer Can he find his Laura in this life There is than one murderer out there and Sean has a unique way of finding them Is it luck Or is it something unexplained Sean and his team of officers are on the trail.The killer quotes an Oscar Wilde poem It s how they know that a previous case and the current ones are connected Yet each man kills the thing he loves, from the The Ballad of Reading Gaol I would recommend looking this up on your own and see what the story is behind the Oscar Wilde poem It is fascinating in itself, and It gives you insight and understanding into this tale.The story line is rather unusual and a bit of fantasy depending on how much you believe in things like reincarnation or self hypnotic states, or that the police would use these methods to track criminals Still the story is captivating and will hold you to the end I would recommend you give this book a shot, it may be outside of your usual reading habits but I do think it s worth reading.Thank you Rick Sulik


  4. says:

    Somewhere in Time , Emil and his wife Laura live an idyllic life in the countryside But then the army attacks their peaceful home, imprisons the townspeople, and transports them in cattle cars Laura is raped and killed by the commanding officer, while Emil dies in the furnaces, swearing revenge on the cartoon like villain Fast forward to present day Houston, Texas, where the unmarried 57 year old Detective Sean Jamison is still looking for his one true love Sean has an epiphany and realizes his name was Emil in a previous life He suddenly gains unexpected psychic powers and uses them to apprehend baddies Then he turns his attention to a serial killer who is terrorizing the town and killing women First, the good things The story is interesting, maintains suspense throughout, and provides a fascinating if somewhat belabored account of the minutiae of a police investigation The serial killer quotes a line from The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde Yet each man kills the thing he loves , and the murder scenes are interspersed with verses from that poem The rest of the narrative features poems by the author himself The poetry intimates that the spirits of these two lovers are searching for each other through space and time, adding a layer of complexity to the story Now for the problems There are numerous editing and continuity errors Grapes don t turn into prunes, they turn into raisins Mercury colored red hair what Someone is referred to as Sal even though their name hasn t yet been mentioned The line spacing changes in Chapter Sixteen Amy becomes Mary or Laura I never quite worked that one out There are errors in the use of quotations marks in dialogue that goes over one paragraph To is used instead of too on numerous occasions Fianc e is consistently used instead of fianc Leland becomes Lee Some poem verses are in italics, while some are not There is too much similarity in character names, e.g., Lauro and Laura as the name of than one character spoiler alert even the woman in the poem is called Laura turns out present day Laura is her reincarnation, yet nobody else keeps the same name when they are reincarnated.There are also problems with the writing What starts off as poetic prose quickly morphs into excessively florid language and descriptions, with short sentences and one sentence paragraphs I know, it sounds like a contradiction There is too much telling and not enough showing There is too much exposition on politics, war, and philosophy throughout The dialogue is unrealistic The writing is full of corny lines e.g., He hoped Laura waiting for him at the golden gate entrance in the afterlife to help him through the tunnel of Love and into the Light and awful clich s e.g., We ll work around the clock and leave no stone unturned The story is told from too many points of view, including those of Emil, Sean, the victims, Amy, Mary, Captain Schaeffer, Bill, Roman, the killer, and even they the whole Think Tank One minute Sean is telling the story and then, all of a sudden, we re inside Captain Schaeffer s head Now for problems with the plot Contains spoilers The initial scenes are reminiscent of the Nazi Germans rounding up the Jews and taking them to the death camps but this isn t mentioned specifically, for what feels like no discernible reason In fact, the beginning threw me off because it feels like an apocalyptic event in the future than a scene from the past The murder victims are described in painstaking detail and then killed what s the point After three murders in rapid succession, the killer suddenly goes quiet Amy remembers Emil s name when she finds the coat, but she doesn t remember her own Emil doesn t realize that Mary and Laura aren t the same person, even though he is supposedly spiritually connected with Laura There are too many names and details of police officers we don t know who or what we need to remember, and it doesn t help that they are sometimes referred to by their first name and sometimes by their last name Captain Schaeffer s sudden infatuation for Sean is unbelievable The back story of Roman s wife Julie being abducted comes across as a recap from a previous book, but it actually turns out to be relevant to their current case When Roman starts seeing through the killer s eyes, this is too much Sean doing so is a stretch, but two people having this power is ridiculous Even though they are the main characters, Sean and Laura exit the story at page 129, Sean doesn t re enter until page 201, and Laura doesn t reappear until even later Sean talks of his many previous lives, yet there are only about fifteen years between when Emil died and when Sean was born We are never told how old present day Laura is, but she sounds extremely young compared to Sean At 57 years of age, Sean has never had sex When he finally does, the cringe worthy sex scene occurs in a public place, even though Sean is a police officer and Laura has just been stalked by a serial killer Sean only realizes he was looking for Laura at the beginning of the book, but he says he s been looking for her his whole life Laura says, it was your old tattered coat that brought us back together , but how does she know that Watson says he didn t rape Julie because he sensed they were brother and sister in a past life, but Sean says he was attracted to Captain Schaeffer even though he knew they were brother and sister in a past life and then they commit to marrying each other in a future life Sean calls Paula his sister at the beginning of the book, but she gets no mention in the final reincarnation wrap up It is unnecessary to spell everything out at the end of the book it should come out naturally in the narrative In truth, if I hadn t been asked to review this book, I wouldn t have finished reading it All said, the book has potential, but it needs a massive re write.I received this book in return for an honest review.Full blog post


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    Death Unmasked by Rick Sulik Review Reincarnation, death, lost love s, where does it end A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt from the Oscar Wilde poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol A huge smokestack belching smoke, a ragged flea market double breasted wool coat, and an old antique picture frame, bring the distant past back to haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life and that he lost the only woman he could ever love Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison s raison d tre as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer The memory of timeless love drives Jamison s dogged search for a serial killer, determined to finish what he started decades earlier.Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history from repeating itself.What did I like I do believe in reincarnation and this story was one persons views on how it all worked and what would possibly happen I liked the way that the author brought the whole thing to light and of course, how it played out I intrigue of the possible death during the current life just made that much exciting.What will you like Action, love, exciting, intrigue, and possibilities are just a few of the action fast parts of this read I know that I was all in from page one till the last one The possibilities are the most fascinating parts of it but what if it does work that way, wouldn t it be awesome Well, I guess that we will never know for sure I received this from the author for an honest review with not other compensation.


  6. says:

    This book has great potential, but..there are problems that really jar.I got a free copy from Netgalley as the premise of the story intrigued me.It is a police novel and has the gritty authenticity of a writer who really has trodden.the mean streets, knows what evil lies in the hearts of a troubled soul a serial killer in this case, who has a thing for women.This dovetails with the need of the hero to Find Himself in fact, an old raincoat proves to be the trigger that reminds him.of a previous life in which he and his wife were deported and then exterminated This plot dovetails with the need to find the serial killer.The poetry is fine and lends greater soulful essential to the tale However, the conversation between characters is all too often stilted and too often used as a mouthpiece for the author s mystical preoccupations He does not allow his characters,for example, to muddle their way to the truth for themselves The premise of karmic reworking it s way through new situations is a good one, but at present, this is all handled way too clumsily A massive re editing job is in order


  7. says:

    Reincarnation and revenge from beyond the graveHad I not been asked to review this book I would not have read past the first chapter When a book is badly written, it is almost impossible for me to become engaged in the plot I m amazed that the writer s editor did not steer the writing in the right direction but rather allowed the awful writing to spoil the book completely Unfortunately, the plot is also not to my taste at all.The storyline follows the lives of a group of people that have lived many lives and each time they are reincarnated they cross paths It is a classic good versus evil plot but the writing does not engage the reader and the characters are badly developed The writing overshadowed the storyline completely and I cringed at some of the trite writing.I really struggled to finish the book and I kept hoping there would be a glimmer good writing but to no avail GillianBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review


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    He s a drifter, a loner, a liar and a charlatan who enjoys treading on the dark side His heart is filled with anger and hatred He sits at the scorching gates of Hell, and laughs as he and others like him carry out their twisted deeds on innocent people, disrupting their and their loved ones lives He s hollow and rejoices in killing He thrives on violence and carries a deadly grudge against society No holds barred He continuously strikes back at the world with a vengeance because that s all he s accustomed to doing and has learned to do Reincarnation New life Second chances What does that mean to you, as the reader This book does challenge some beliefs therefore, open minded readers are recommended for this book Also, Sulik experiments with war brutality which means that this book is not for the feint hearted The first four chapters within this novel will challenge the reader emotionally, but it does play a major key factor within the setting of the rest of the book This author creates an interesting version of modern day reincarnation and the ultimate desire of leaving no unfinished business behind.Sean Jamison, a homicide detective of the Houston Police Department, feels like he is missing something in his life He keeps looking for that one person who can complete him he knows that she is out there just waiting for him to find her After glimpsing an old, tattered coat at a flea market, Sean starts receiving images images that feel like d j vu from a past life In a past life, he was named Emil and was put to death along with his wife by an evil militant man from what seems like a Nazi era As Sean s images become stronger and stronger, he has to figure out a way to reach out and hold onto that past life because there is a reason that he is having them plague his mind With a brutal serial killer on the loose, Sean knows that somehow everything is related, but he just can t get all of the pieces to fall in the right place What will be the outcome of this life Will he succeed in finding his one true love again Sulik has an interesting story line with quirky characters, but the development is lacking a bit due to the pace of the novel Some characters are fantastic yet, some other characters are totally devoid of personality for the reader s engagement Most of the story does have a steady pace and the originality, creativity and descriptiveness is spectacular It is also well written, with little or no errors There are some points that are questionable and may not appear to be credible, but it is also clear that Sulik has immense knowledge of the criminal justice system as it relates to the everyday in and out of a police unit If you are a reader of mystery and suspense, you may find this book to your liking.A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.


  9. says:

    Hmm, where to start The beginning the book was not particularly my favorite The use and frequency of the poem kind of threw me off, but this could also be due to a cultural and generational difference I almost stopped reading, but once I made it past the first few chapters, the book immediately started to capture my interest The plot definitely got a lot interesting Sure, the subject matter may be a little difficult to digest for some people past lives , but it is something that I am actually quite fascinated by The author also does a good job of providing a social commentary on the current state of society and mankind The need for womankind is definitely a step up from the Girl Power theme that dominated the late 90s


  10. says:

    This was a good book It is a blend of mystery, love and the supernatural The idea of reincarnation works really well in this book, and it s a concept that I have not run across too much while reading, especially not in the mystery thriller genre It starts off in the past and then suddenly we are in modern times, but as it goes on, the link is apparent and I was hooked The characters are fully developed and written well, the plot is paced well and it all works for a good read I really enjoyed the authors writing style, and the fast paced nature of the book really held my interest I can recommend this for anybody who loves a good thriller mystery.I was given a free copy of this book by the author.


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