122 Rules

122 Rules

by Deek Rhew

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990870999
Publisher: Pandamoon Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Deek did not set out to be a writer. Originally, he wanted to follow father's path as a career military man and fly for the Air Force. So, Deek spent two years in high school preparing for the ROTC. During a routine check-in, his recruiter asked about any handicaps, to which Deek jokingly replied he was colorblind. The recruiter got a funny look on his face and informed Deek that the closest he'd ever get to the pilot's seat was from the scheduling office. Um no.

After that, Deek focused on his love for music--touring with a local rock band and majoring in the art in college. Unfortunately he didn't enjoy the life of a pauper, so he started secondary school over. Ten years later, he walked across the stage with a computer science degree. He now slings web code for a major electronics company in his hometown.

Though he loves his job and the people he works with, Deek has been enthralled by the written word and storytelling since he picked up his first Stephen King novel, It. On his way to work one day, a scene so vivid flashed through his mind that he felt compelled to pull over and put it to paper. Having neither quill nor parchment in which to document the image, he laboriously pecked out the first chapter of 122 Rules on his phone.

Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin's fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek's dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.

He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town--with antique shops and bakeries--they call home.

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HouseValerius More than 1 year ago
After overhearing a conversation between a mob boss and his hired hitman, Monica Sable is forced into witness protection. She is sent to a nowhere town, lying low until the trial. Ex-marine Sam Bradford was taken in by the Agency and turned into a weapon; able to track, manipulate and kill. And the Agency has just sent him to kill Monica Sable. 122 Rules begins with Monica, as she is pressed into leaving her life behind, despite her arguments and several attempts to escape. It’s never completely explained why she’s so resistant, although to be fair the agents are pretty aggravating. Her frustrations with her new life and the almost grudging acceptance of the people around her are believably written. So is her reaction when someone tries to kill her. The story then doubles back, taking up Sam’s story. Medically discharged from the army he joined to bring a sense of order to his life, and divorced, Sam’s depression and sense of rootless are easy to understand. It’s also easy to understand why he jumps at the offer to be part of something again when approached by a nameless man representing the Agency. He ends up doing some pretty despicable things in their employ, seemingly without qualms. But when assigned to kill Monica he begins, through an internal dialogue, to have doubts about what he’s doing, enough that he hesitates before taking a kill-shot. The third act kicks up the action with Monica trying to stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill her and Sam tries to get to the bottom of his misgivings about the job. It’s quite easy to imagine this as a film. The writing is very visual, keeping the story (and the reader) moving forward. I enjoyed it immensely. If there are any drawbacks, I would have liked to know more about the titular rules and the Agency but there’s a chance I’ll get that in the sequel. For anyone in the mood for a fast paced action thriller, this will be a great book to pick up.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Wow, there is no messing about here! This book starts off with a bang when on page one a young lady is bundled into a car by four people. Are they police or criminals? Is she innocent or guilty and if so, of what? And if they really are who they claim to be then why do they act in such an aggressive manner? The book was very hard to put down as it continues at the same cracking pace with action and intrigue throughout. The only slightly slow point came when the main character was introduced and two days of action were repeated but told from his perspective. However, the different views were necessary to the plot and as soon as we caught up the action was again moving at a rapid pace. Deek Rhew incorporates the familiar themes of sex, violent fights, explosions and car chases; all described well. There was one short sequence which I felt stretched the borders of good taste although it was essential for us to know how terrifying the perpetrator could be. The book was so easy to read and the writing was of a high quality with excellent spelling and grammar throughout. It appears to be the start of a series and whilst the story is neatly wrapped up at the end there are sufficient hanging threads to lead to a sequel. As you have probably realised I loved this book and I have no hesitation in awarding the five stars that it deserves.