Low Man

Low Man

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by T.J. Vargo
     
 

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Robbed at gunpoint while working the nightshift at a convenience store, Benny Assissi takes stock of his life. His good-paying factory job is gone-outsourced overseas. His wife sits in a hospital emergency room with his dying son. And there's a gun under the counter, one he never saw until now.

Determined to gain control over his life, he grabs the gun and runs

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Robbed at gunpoint while working the nightshift at a convenience store, Benny Assissi takes stock of his life. His good-paying factory job is gone-outsourced overseas. His wife sits in a hospital emergency room with his dying son. And there's a gun under the counter, one he never saw until now.

Determined to gain control over his life, he grabs the gun and runs after the thief. One bullet later, he finds out how precious life is and how far he must go to keep it, even if it means walking straight through Hell.

In the fog of death, he discovers that life isn't about what you have, but how much you love-and how far you'll go to see your love again.

PRAISE FOR VARGO AND LOW MAN:

"Vargo introduces the reader to tangible characters in the presence of ancient and impure evil. A must read, preferably during the day in a well-lit room." -T.M. Gray, Author of GHOSTS OF MAINE

"Vargo is a writer who's not afraid to take chances, a writer who understands how to craft characters with whom a reader can relate, a writer to watch very, very carefully."-Brian A. Hopkins, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author

"Vargo is a voice with a certain place in the future of horror." -David Whitman, Author of DEADFELLAS

"Vargo writes some of the most vividly detailed scenes I've read in years. The characters are as real as anyone you'll meet on the street (and a few you'll hope you never meet.) Fans of dark fantasy and suspense should rejoice and welcome Vargo with open arms." -Brandon Massey, author of VICIOUS and THE OTHER BROTHER

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980033939
Publisher:
Leucrota Press
Publication date:
10/13/2008
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Low Man 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Oklahomabooklady More than 1 year ago
Benny Assissi tries hard to support his family. After being laid off from his factory job he takes the night sift at a local convenience store. He attends college during the day hoping to make a better life for his family. His wife Lisa isn't very understanding about all the hours he spends away from home.

One night as Benny is getting ready to leave for work his wife tells him she is taking their young son, Michael, to the emergency room. When he offers to go with her she tells him "NO!"
"Just go to work. I'll take care of it. Just go to work and try to be the man of the family for once."

Benny heads off to work. He wonders how his life has gotten so screwed up. He thinks maybe he's cursed. As he begins his routine of stocking and cleaning up the store he has no ideal that things are about to get a whole lot worse.
When Benny sees a man wearing a red baseball cap, something tells him this is really bad news. At the same time he is ringing up the man, his calls from the hospital needing Benny help. The man pulls a gun and tells him to get off the phone. He demands all the money in the safe. Benny bags up the money and hands it over to the robber. The robber runs out the door. Benny could have let things end there but he doesn't. Benny sees a gun lying by the safe. He grabs the gun and runs after the robber. Benny and the robber meet up in the park. Both men make a split second decision that changes not only their lives but those around them. A decision they both will regret the second its made, but unable to change the course of events that are set in motion.

I really liked this book. Its a chilling look at that place that is somewhere between life and death. Surprisingly the book does have an uplifting ending. I received this book through the Early Reviewers program at LibraryThing.com. This will definitely be an author that I will look forward to reading more from in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
T.J. Vargo's story will have you rooting for the "Low Man" in no time. Benny is down but not out, when his life is put under the gun, and his family is on the line he reacts how most of us wish we would, but few of us do. Benny is a true hero and must overcome hardship, angry customers, the sinister Berardi, as well as death itself. And just wait until you meet this death character. Vargo seamlessly blends fantasy with reality, life with death and horror with love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was advertised under Christian fiction. I have never read any Christian fiction using curse words before. Very disturbing. The use of foul language was totally turned me to the point that I would not finish the book. Too bad, the premise sounded promising.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it.
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This book just dragged.
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