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Death Has a Name (The Brodie Wade Series Book 1)

Death Has a Name (The Brodie Wade Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Hanel
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Death Has a Name (Book ONE of the Brodie Wade Series)
There is a Truth that exists. It is active. Alive. It fights the bounds of reality to make itself known. It's not my truth. It's not anyone's truth. It is The Truth.

Psychic Detective Brodie Wade has been able to interact with The Truth since he was a child. It has scarred his mind and body, but it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn't know. When Brodie encounters The Truth in its freshest forms, he has to struggle for his life and for his sanity.

Working together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with The Truth to solve the latest string of murders. It appears that Dominick Fredrickton -- the Midnight Killer -- has returned from the grave, beheading the unfortunate few that get in his way.

When The Truth confronts Brodie and tells him that he must protect the Third Key, Brodie must discover what - or who - The Third Key is before Death can regain his physical form.

About the Author

Jerry Hanel lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and his dog.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H1TDKQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Jerry Hanel lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and his dog. During the day, he solves mundane office problems for a local engineering firm. But at night, he spins the world into chaos, then magically brings his heroes to save the day.

While Jerry and his lovely wife hope to travel the world some day, they are home-bodies at the moment, enjoying time with each other and serving their community.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Truth will be known 28 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Death Has a Name by Jerry Hanel is the griping tale of Death and the lengths people must go to in order to keep him at bay. We are introduced to Brodie Wade who knows all to well that there are things that can't easily be explained all around us. As a child he was thought to be insane and did his time in the nut house. Finally given a clean bill of sanity at sixteen, Brodie used his gift to help the police solve cases that were unexplainable. Brodie's gift tests him daily as he fights to lead a normal life. This gift allows him to see what is known as The Truth. Manifestations can appear at any time and demand Brodie to listen. So when a headless man comes to Brodie for some help and Brodie finds himself in jail for murder, he will have to rely on the gift he wishes he could ignore to save not only his life, but life on Earth as well. Jerry Hanel gives us an intriguing look into Death, what he represents, and the league sworn to protect humanity. There is some mild gore description during some crime scenes, but nothing that can't be handled by a mature audience. From the excerpt at the end of Death Has a Name, it looks as though there is another book in the Brodie Wade series and I am interested to see what situation Brodie finds himself in next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What's in a name? 20 May 2011
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Brodie Wade is unlike the typical example of a "psychic detective". For one thing, he is neither debonair nor overtly creepy. For another, The Truth, a strange combination of a spiritual realm and an abstract concept, is more of a handicap than a gift, one that has physically tortured him and inadvertently removed him from a loving mother's care. In a twisted form of symbiosis, it has also put a roof over his head.

It is difficult to pin this novel into any one genre. First and foremost, it's a mystery: who is after the orbs, and what is The Truth attempting to convey? The story also brings in elements of the supernatural, what with Death and magical orbs hanging over Brodie's head for the duration. The atmosphere has somewhat of a gritty feel, one that would be at home in a thriller. What this hodgepodge of categories means is that Death Has A Name can appeal to a wide range of readers.

It certainly had me hooked. I actually had to set it aside until I could devote a good chunk of time to its consumption. The story moves along at a smart clip, giving readers just enough time to absorb their surroundings before moving onto the next locale. Nearly every scene was important for plot development, which means that readers who are easily bored will find themselves paying rapt attention. Unfortunately, it also means that a lot of "nice to have" information is missing, most noticeably decent background information about our protagonist. We learn that he was institutionalized, but the book offers no details as to how he became involved as a consultant for the police. This is something that is highly relevant, given that his occupation is how he became involved in this whole sordid mess to begin with.

As far as characterizations go, I found that this story fell a bit short.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to learn Death's name!! 26 Mar 2011
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Death Has a Name, by Jerry Hanel, is a very engrossing, entertaining, paranormal mystery. Brodie Wade, the reluctant psychic, is a novel character, well written and believable, and fun to follow!
I thought the descriptions of "The Truth," which would appear as white wisps of smoke coming from certain items and people, and which would occasionally manifest itself as benign OR dangerous beings, was fascinating. I also really liked reading about the Guardians and their special script. I would like to have learned more about that, but perhaps more will be revealed in further episodes.
All in all, I would definitely recommend Death Has a Name to anyone looking for a cool story!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 21 Jan 2013
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This was an interesting book. Brodie Wade makes for a quirky, atypical main character with his doubts over reality and fear of being labelled insane. The story was pacy and kept me interested right to the end. It has a very different take on what makes a psychic. I will be buying the rest in the series!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of Brodie Wade, please! 28 Jan 2011
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I really enjoyed Death Has a Name, an entertaining paranormal detective mystery with shades of the macabre, a novel, imaginative plot and a few twists. The Truth has haunted Brodie all this life. It took him from his mother and put him in a children's psychiatric treatment home. Now, as an adult, Brodie uses the knowledge The Truth gives him to help police detectives, and has made a name for himself solving cold cases.

It looks as if a serial killer has resurfaced, though Brodie's detective friend Phil knows that should be impossible. Members of a secret society ask for Brodie's help. The Truth forces Brodie in a twisted direction. Phil wonders if he should look for the killer in the last place he'd expect.

I think it's important to like the characters in a book and I like Brodie Wade, very much. The author made me feel Brodie's reluctance and dread each time he has to wade into a place swimming with spectral "truths" that demand he listen to them, knowing only he sees them and he can in no way, word or action, reveal what he experiences to those around him. Very nicely done!

Some parts of the book are a tiny bit rough around the edges, and it would benefit from the eyes of a proofreader and editor, because this is one of those VERY good books that merits a perfect presentation to make it EXCELLENT!

I hope Death Has a Name is the first in a series, because I want to get back together with Brodie Wade and discover his next case, his next adventure.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Sort of Paranormal Novel 4 Jun 2011
By Cat Carlisle - Published on
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Death Has a Name is the first book I read on my Kindle and it was a good choice. I enjoy paranormal stories but was burned out on vampires and wanted something different; also, I wasn't quite ready to pay full price for an ebook so the $0.99 price was attractive.

I liked the premise of a man who can literally see the "Truth". Brodie stands out from the usual suave, butt-kicking paranormal main characters in that he's shy and not exactly a man of action. Seeing things that others can't has made him an outcast. His only friend besides Phil (the police detective he works with) is his cat, Sophie. I'm ashamed to admit that finding out in the sample that his cat's name was Sophie (also my cat's name) was one of the things that got me to buy the whole book, but I'm glad I did because it was a fun read.

The only negative thing I can think of is that the book felt a little short, but maybe that was just me not being used to reading on the Kindle. All in all, I think Death Has a Name is a good paranormal story at and at $0.99 it's a great value. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 5 Jan 2011
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Give your imagination freedom and let this book draw you in. I was totally suprised how I was pulled further into the story nearly causing me to be late for work as I stayed on my eliptical trainer engrossed and wanting to just read a little more. Paranormal books I normally read when pretty much alone so nothing invades the story, with this book I could have been anywhere and it would still have held me. Whisps of fog will never look the same
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 22 April 2012
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I had a lot of trouble putting this down. I began taking my kindle with me everywhere. If you like Dean Koontz, you will like this. They both write fast paced paranormal sci-fi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Draws You In 19 Mar 2012
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I really enjoyed the story line of this book, so much so that I want to read the next one. The plot was in no way over the top but scary and imagination provoking. Loved the characters as well. The author painted a vivid picture of each ones personality.
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