Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel
Oceanview, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
uke Stark is a Special Forces veteran. After two deployments in Afghanistan, he arrives home to discover that his wife has been murdered and his small son has disappeared. On top of this heartbreaking news, he has post-traumatic stress disorder. He is almost pushed over the edge of what anyone should have to suffer.
he crowning blow is that he is told he has an incipient form of cancer. If not treated he will surely die. He refuses treatment. He has some scores to settle before he buys the big one, but sees no reason to live beyond accomplishing his goal.
f murder and mayhem are your thing, pull up a chair. Once you get started,
by Richard Torregrossa will be hard to put down. One horrific encounter follows another, where men are either brutalized or killed with karate moves or guns - and don't forget knives.
n the search for the killer of his wife and the whereabouts of his son, Luke becomes involved in the very lucrative smuggling and distribution of illegal prescription drugs. We're talking lots and lots of millions of dollars. And lots and lots of action, leaving many bodies dotting the landscape.
uke Stark, while living the life of a homeless man, keeps up appearances – wearing a freshly cleaned and pressed suit every day. Because of his exploits, he becomes known as the
. With blood and guts on every page, the final pages of
are a surprise.
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