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From A Dead Sleep
     

From A Dead Sleep

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by John A. Daly
 

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There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds

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There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. When his claim is met with doubt and mockery from the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. He hopes to find redemption and the truth---but sometimes the truth is better left unknown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937084547
Publisher:
Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Series:
Sean Coleman Thriller Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong Coloradoan, along with his wife and two children, John Daly graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business administration and computer information systems. With a thirst for creative expression that went beyond the logic and absolutes of computer programming, John developed an interest in writing. He currently writes political, cultural, and media analysis columns for a national news website. "From a Dead Sleep" is John's first novel. With a thirst for creative expression that went beyond the logic and absolutes of computer programming, John developed an interest in writing. His early work included newspaper editorials and film and television reviews for entertainment websites. He later became drawn toward more substantive commentary on world events. He currently writes political, cultural, and media analysis columns for the website of Bernard Goldberg, former CBS News journalist and The New York Times bestselling author.

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FROM A DEAD SLEEP 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CuriousKitty More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of meeting John at a book signing. He approached me and talked to me about his book. I found him very personable and friendly. After speaking with him I had him sign my book and went on with the rest of my browsing. When I left I bid him good luck on his new book. I was already reading another book which i was nearly finished with. I had other books from the library that i intended to read first but I decided to wait and  read John's novel. I was quickly drawn into the story and didn't want to put the book down!! His characters are very well defined and interesting. I couldn't wait to see what happen with each of them. I found myself imaging what each of them looked like and sounded like as they spoke through the book. I didn't want to put the book down!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Initially this book was somewhat difficult to follow as it jumps back and forth between two people who apparently have no connection, although later you see how they connect. Additionally Sean is sort of the antithesis of a hero; he’s just not a likeable guy and nowhere is this more emphasized than in his disgust or ignoring of the disabled child who (for some strange reason) idolizes him. However, you later see that while Sean is coarse and rough, he is, in a strange way, kind to the child. He never is outwardly cruel anyway. While Sean grows on you, he is a strange one. The jumping around gives you everyone’s perspective (and they are generally told in bulk clumps which helps). I didn’t like the book when I first started reading it, but before I was 1/3 of the way through I was totally hooked. It is not a style of writing I generally would choose to read, but it was a fun change. The story is written like a cross between “The Sopranos” and an old black and white detective movie (but with much better dialogue). I will definitely add this author to my keep in mind for my TBR list. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 clouds. This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
John pens "From A Dead Sleep" in a well written plot filled with mystery, suspense and drama. Between his well developed characters and all the twists and turns within the story line, you will find yourself having a really hard time putting the book down....I know I did! Highly recommended for all mystery and suspense fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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It is rare for a suspenseful "murder mystery" novel to have such highly developed interesting characters; generally the author is focused on keeping the story moving and the characters fade into the background, overshadowed by the events that are taking place. However, From a Dead Sleep doesn't just keep the reader turning the pages following the action of the story, it also provides enough details about the characters to make them believable. From Sean Coleman, a misunderstood security guard whose prior life choices have left him as the town joke, to Toby Parker, the thirteen year old autistic child who is the one person in town who believes in Sean, to Kyle Kimble, the deaf accountant of a dangerous casino owner/drug dealer whose suicide sparks the events of the novel, each of the characters is far superior to the cookie-cutter stereotypes found in most suspense novels. The relationships and tensions between the characters provide a satisfying reading experience. The story, the characters, and the humor weaved throughout the heart-pounding action make From a Dead Sleep one of the best suspense novels I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago