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Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel

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Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been mysteriously murdered and his son has disappeared. These tragedies, in addition to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, push him over the edge. He has also been diagnosed with an incipient form of cancer, but he forgoes treatment, a decision that is akin to a slow suicide. Although he languishes in a shelter, he wears an impeccable suit, an eccentric characteristic that sets him apart ...
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Overview

Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been mysteriously murdered and his son has disappeared. These tragedies, in addition to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, push him over the edge. He has also been diagnosed with an incipient form of cancer, but he forgoes treatment, a decision that is akin to a slow suicide. Although he languishes in a shelter, he wears an impeccable suit, an eccentric characteristic that sets him apart from his fellow down-and-outers and just about everybody else. He is nicknamed, somewhat ironically, The Suited Hero. Revenge and the search for his son spark a kind of rebirth in him that is as cathartic as it is brutal. This leads him into the dangerous world of illegal prescription drug distribution, where nobody in this gripping mystery crime thriller- not even some family members-is who they appear to be.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2014
Hell hath no fury like a terminally ill widower out to avenge his wife's murder. In fact, Luke Stark, a former Navy SEAL with serious PTSD and cancer, focuses solely on the pursuit of justice in this high-speed, take-no-prisoners thriller. Luke dons a superhero persona when he wears his specially tailored business suit, thus adding to his mystique as he slashes and burns through Brooklyn, with a SEAL-infused side trip to San Diego and Mexico thrown in for good measure. Luke knows his mobster uncle is his primary enemy; now he must prove it. Along the way, he incurs the wrath of assorted criminals, but as the story builds, Luke isn't flying entirely solo either. VERDICT Those who crave an action-packed thriller with a generous seasoning of noir will gobble up this debut. Don't expect character development here; this exudes full-on adrenaline with plenty of cinematic scenarios (exploding tanks, etc.). Book 'em, Danno!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608091201
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 850,392
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Torregrossa is an author and a journalist whose work has appeared in The Financial Times, Town & Country, Newsday, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, Self, Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Family Circle, and many online outlets. His books include the acclaimed biography Cary Grant: A Celebration of Styles. A first-degree black belt, he is an enthusiastic martial artist who teaches and continues to study a variety of disciplines. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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