John T Marcante, author
Raphael -- a suspenseful and mixed genre novel. Raphael is a fictional story about an arch angel who has a deep longing to walk the earth alongside mankind and experience true emotion. Raphael's desire is granted and the book explores how the people he encounters have a profound impact on him, and how their lives are changed forever. His journey begins with the mysterious murder of a young woman, Claire Billet. Although this novel is filled with suspense and fascinating characters, its main attraction is the deep transformation which unfolds in Raphael's character as he learns how to deal with his new found gift- the diversity of human emotions. Raphael experiences love, anger, and happiness as he struggles to retain his relationship to God.