Death In The Arena (The Screenplay Series: Book One)by John Brinling
For more years than he could remember, he had been pursuing a ruthless, mysterious drug lord named the Silver Fox. The pursuit destroyed his career as a DEA agent and a Rivertown cop. It led to the death of his wife and daughter. A good friend. And it sent him to prison for two years
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A decade-old vengeance coursed through John Studebaker’s veins.
For more years than he could remember, he had been pursuing a ruthless, mysterious drug lord named the Silver Fox. The pursuit destroyed his career as a DEA agent and a Rivertown cop. It led to the death of his wife and daughter. A good friend. And it sent him to prison for two years for crimes he didn’t commit, much of it spent in solitary confinement.
When released, he set out to get his revenge on the drug lord. And on the traitor who had nearly destroyed him.
But at what cost?
Was it worth the lost of an idealistic politician who he had befriended, who might change the course of the world for the better?
Was it worth the loss of his new girlfriend, his brother, his best friend?
And was it worth the loss of the two kids who had become an integral part of his life?
In the end, did he really have a choice? He was who he was. And that man killed those who needed killing.
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I really, really enjoyed "Death In The Arena". When we first meet the main character Big John Studebaker, he is holding a partially burnt Raggedy-Ann doll that is missing it's head and arm, and he is standing in front of the graves of his wife and infant daughter who had been killed 3 years prior. Big John has been after a drug lord known as the Silver Fox for a number of years, even prior to the death of his family, however after the death of his family his hunt for the Silver Fox, became a full blown obsession, but with good reason. He had lost a lot in his life due to the Silver Fox, not just personally but also professionally. The Silver Fox always wore a hood and seemed to always be able to stay a step ahead of Big John. I really enjoyed trying to figure out the true identity of the Fox, when it was finally revealed who he was, it totally caught me by surprise! I really enjoyed all the neat twists and turns. Big John's name really fits him, he is a big grizzly bear of a man but for all of his rough, tough exterior he also had a soft side to him, he also at times acted like a jerk but his good qualities quickly redeemed him, yes he had some faults but his good qualities tended to outweigh his bad qualities, he also has a sense of humor that tends to come out in some pretty good one-liners that had me chuckling out loud at times and also in his use of his middle finger. lol "Death In The Arena" is a real page turner that just seemed to get better with each turn of the page, it was full of action, twist and turns and had some good fight scenes, my favorite fight scene takes place in a warehouse towards the end of the book, it would be great in a movie! There is a lot packed into this book and at first I was a little overwhelmed as I was trying to keep the various characters straight but I was able to get them sorted out fairly quickly by just re-reading a few pages. My problem was that I was staying up way to late reading because I couldn't put this book down, then I'd fall asleep in the middle of reading and not remember what I'd read! lol