This is a collection of reviews for the book. There’s only three so far, but I’ll add more whenever I find them.
At Amazon, 4.0 out of 5 stars — April 2,2015
Put an eight thousand year old man, Hurricane Katrina and an ancient papyrus together and you have Michael Sirois’ novel The Jagged Man. The premise is an immortal man who hates humanity and has spent his long life gleefully causing as much trouble as possible. At the beginning of the story we watch him planting bombs in the levees in New Orleans. We do get to see a little of Otha’s origins, but not enough to distract from present day activity.
Sarah Brown is asked to build a website around an invaluable papyrus by John Rodriguez, they quickly become a couple and the target of Otha’s anger as the document contains a description of him. Throw in a socially inept young man with a thing for Sarah and the set up for a solid thriller is there.
I liked the characters of all the people in the book. They are well drawn and believable. The book takes a bit of time to get set up, but tidbits about other stunts Otha has pulled through the ages keep the flow. The action is well choreographed and there is no ‘helpless’ female to be found. The sole challenge for me is the exhaustive description of minor details that have nothing to do with the plot. I don’t really need a mini tutorial in photoshop especially as the version and operating system is already out of date. Aside from that relatively minor complaint The Jagged Man is a fun read that I would recommend to any who don’t mind a premise that involves an immortal troublemaker.
At Amazon, (Format: Kindle Edition) 5.0 out of 5 stars —
If Steven King and Alfred Hitchcock had a love child, it would be Otha.
I’ve never encountered a character like Otha in all my reading experience. Sirois has created a totally believable, chillingly evil 8000 year-old character who is NOT a vampire. At first I wondered how multiple story lines and characters were going to come together, then I watched in horror as these lives (the good, the bad, and the ugly?) moved inevitably toward a deadly collision. By the time Otha and creepy Jake entered the lives of Sarah Brown and John Rodriguez, I was afraid to put the book down. I just wanted to watch their backs and make sure they would be okay. Sirois weaves familiar historical events into his tale with a sure hand that adds to the mounting suspense. This is a well-researched and cleverly written historical love story/mystery/thriller that will have you reading “just one more chapter”. And like me, you will be suspicious ever after of anyone who won’t take his left hand out of his pocket. Read this book, friends.
At Amazon, (Verified Kindle Purchase) 5.0 out of 5 stars — February 11,2015
by L. Carlson “blueangelf16” (Plano, TX)
A couple grammar & typo mistakes but otherwise thoroughly enjoyable thriller with 2 bad guys I loved to hate and 2 good guys I wanted to root for all the way to the end! Looking forward to the next novel!