Friday, April 20, 2012

"That'll be the day." Song lyrics

"Redemption Day" Steve O'Brien A novel can present a puzzle but be written in an intelligent manner which compels the reader's attention immediately. Steve O'Brien's "Redemption Day," fits this category. Supreme Court Justice Silvio Caprelli is kidnapped by a group of right wing militarists called Posse Comitatus. This group is intent on creating a massive incident that will lead to reshaping the United States.

Nick James had been a terrorism analysist for the Department of Homeland Security. Just prior to the kidnapping, Nick is fired.

Nick is called by a co-worker that a sheriff from West Virginia remembered him from a seminar and wanted to meet. They agree to meet at Nick's home where the sheriff had information to share. However, Nick arrives to find the sheriff shot dead in front of Nick's home with Nick's weapon, making him the lead suspect. He feels that he has a better chance to prove his innocence if he investigates things himself so goes into hiding.

Tension mounts as the story moves back and forth from the members of this group to Nick and the officials trying to stop them. As Nick follows a lead into West Virginia the kidnappers become alerted about him. This has Nick being sought by the officials and kidnappers. It's always a noble thought to see what one man can do when faced with tremendous odds.

The action is well described and as we read of the terrorists closing in on their success, the author provides scenes with excellent cinimatic effects that are powerful enough to have us put the novel aside momentarily, just to contemplate.

Overall a wonderful novel with excellent, well developed characters and a compelling plot. Giveaway rules:

go to Amazon review and indicate helpful

be a follower of the blog

give email address and indicate steps one and two are complete

U.S. only

Giveaway ends May 5th.


PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I follow the blog via email. I went to Amazon and indicated that the review was helpful (and it was). Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like an exciting book!

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

Forgot to leave my email address:

Karen B said...

Email subscriber and checked Amazon review so both are done!

Blake J. Stine said...

All steps complete, another great review.

Small Footprints said...

Wow ... this looks great! Of course, should I win, my hubby & I would be fighting over who gets to read it first! LOL Thanks, Mike!
-I've indicated helpful on your review at Amazon (posted as C. Hall)
-I follow your blog
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Heather said...

This sounds like a book that would be hard to put down. Thanks for sharing. i liked, but am in Canada.

Linda Kish said...

I went to Amazon review and indicated review was helpful

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. PLease enter me in contest.

Carol M said...

Steps one and two are complete.

Thank you for the giveaway!

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Ethan said...

Hey Mike,

I just wanted to let you know that I read and really enjoyed Michael Robatham's Bleed For Me. The review is posted on my blog. Thanks for making that giveaway possible!


druidgirl said...

Hi Mike,

As always another great review! All steps completed thanks for the giveaway.


lag123 said...

I completed steps 1 and 2. Thanks!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

nicolesender said...

Checked yes for your helpful review: Nicole Sender
gfc follower: nicolesender
e-mail subscriber

ruthhill74 said...

Did both steps

skkorman said...

Thanks for hosting another great giveaway, Mike! I completed steps 1 & 2!!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Michael Draper said...

Best wishes to Tore for the winner of "Redemption Day." Happy reading! :)

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