Painless

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Pain means you're still alive.

Billy Harper is trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life when he rents a cottage on the property of Chuck and Beth Whitcomb in New Canaan, Connecticut. He's had everything that matters stolen from him, leaving his heart numb. But when he meets the Whitcomb's four-year-old daughter, Carolyn, she teaches him what it is to live again, and his heart begins to thaw.

But a series of ominous incidents make it ...

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Overview

Pain means you're still alive.

Billy Harper is trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life when he rents a cottage on the property of Chuck and Beth Whitcomb in New Canaan, Connecticut. He's had everything that matters stolen from him, leaving his heart numb. But when he meets the Whitcomb's four-year-old daughter, Carolyn, she teaches him what it is to live again, and his heart begins to thaw.

But a series of ominous incidents make it apparent that there is something very wrong with Carolyn Whitcomb. It escalates to an incident so surreal that Billy wonders if she might be an alien, or maybe she truly is his angel. But when a rogue military organization called Operation Anesthesia learns of Carolyn's "gifts," Billy must risk everything to save the life of the little girl who helped him to live again.

Derek Ciccone is an avid fiction writer who has written eight novels. Painlessis the first one to be published. Derek grew up in Connecticut and attended Arizona State University, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He now resides back in Connecticut and works as a Marketing Analyst for an advertising agency. For more information on Derek and his writing you can go to his website www.derekciccone.com or follow the progress of Painless and his other work by joining his interactive book club on Facebook.

Contact at: derekbkclb@yahoo.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608440948
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

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    A Taut, Compelling Page Turner

    Having lost everything that matters to him, Billy Harper rents a cottage from the Whitcomb family in the upscale Connecticut town of New Canaan and attempts to put the pieces of his shattered life back together again. Resigned to going the rest of his life with an unfeeling, frozen heart, Billy is in for quite the pleasant surprise when he meets Carolyn, the Whitcombs' four-year-old daughter, who encourages him to thaw out his heart and live again; however, a series of strange incidents soon convinces Billy that Carolyn is quite the "unnatural" being, and when a rogue military organization learns of her special abilities and attempts to use her for their own purposes, Billy is ultimately forced to put his renewed life on the line to save the little girl without whom he never would have regained it...

    With a rich cast of characters and taut, compelling plotlines, Painless is a veritable page turner. Skillfully crafted by author Derek Ciccone, Painless chronicles the personal transformation of a man wounded by life who ultimately learns to trust, hope, and love again - only to be faced with having everything he fought so hard to regain be taken away from him. The damning prospect of repeating the cycle of painful loss is the last thing Billy wants to experience, and Ciccone draws the reader into the gripping internal struggle with which he contends to prevent lightning from striking twice in the same place.

    With superb character development and riveting, escalating action, Painless is an all-engrossing read offering invaluable life lessons about the virtues of never giving up - no matter how difficult the roads we travel. An enjoyable literary treat.


    Josee Morgan
    Apex Reviews

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    This book sort of has two separate plots going the whole time an

    This book sort of has two separate plots going the whole time and it's pretty interesting how it all comes together. Billy has this bummer life and then meets the Whitcomb family and their daughter who is the age of four. The daughter, whose name is Carolyn, can't feel pain. Some secret government agency who uses these people that don't feel pain for war and experiments and what not, seeks after Carolyn and Billy is the one who has to save her from them.
    I found it a little unbelievable at first that the Whitcomb family just let their young daughter just go with this older man that didn't really have much interaction with the family up until the time that he spent with the daughter. Another thing that I found to be a little bit ridiculous in the story was that at one time Billy left Carolyn alone to chase after some guy that was trying to kidnap her? Who would do that?
    All-in-all the book really wasn't bad there was just a few things that kind of bothered me or didn't make sense in in the story, two of which are mentioned above. Some people might find this to be an enjoyable read and for that reason I would recommend to someone who just needed another book. It was hard to put down at times but looking back it wasn't that spectacular. 3 stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Lame

    Slow and full of errors

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Good book!

    Finally got around to picking this up and couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    great book!

    This book grabs the reader and holds on to the very end. Great mystery with lots of twists and turns.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Loved it!

    This book was wonderful. I couldn't put it down. If I tried I would just pick it up again to see what would happen next.

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    Posted March 13, 2013

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    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Highly recommend

    This is the third book i have read by Derek Ciccone and by far the best! He writes with such detail with twists and turns at every step. Just when you think you know whats next you dont. THIS was a very interesting topic and touche din so many areas. A great book,

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    Enjoyable

    I really enjoyed this book and am going to purchase another book by this author as I found his writing style to be quite pleasing. Parts of the plot were predictable at times, but the story flowed well and I enjoyed sharing the experiences with the characters.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

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    Very Interesting Read

    I think that this book is worth recommending to someone due to the story being interesting and different,As well as the characters and plot.Throughout the book i found myself wanting to know how everything would turn out,My only criticism is that the ending for me left a little to be desired other than that i think that the book is very good which is why i gave this 4 stars instead of 5.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Unusual and tauting story

    I enjoyed this book. It was so different from any book I have ever read. At first I did not want to complete it. But, I kept going back to it and finally became mesmerized.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    Highly Recommend Reading this

    Wow! What a story. And to find out CIPA is a real disorder. How sad! You just all need to read this book. I really liked it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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