Redemption is a dark psychological thriller that tells the story of an ex-con turned attorney, an insane man with a secret addiction, and a marriage spoiled by poor choices.
Samuel Elijah Johnson seeks to overcome his past by educating himself in prison. He graduates law school but has no clue what to do next until a fellow prisoner plants an idea in his mind.
Arthur Creed was raised in a strict evangelical church by militantly religious parents. He hides a secret addiction and a secret insanity. His sins come face to face with the rules ingrained into his memory by his parents.
Randy Peterson wants desperately to do the right thing, to be the kind of hero he feels his family deserves. He especially wants to convince his wife's parents that he's "good enough" for their daughter.
Things spin out of control. Their worlds all collide with a monumental crash. In the end, can any of them find Redemption?
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About the Author
Troy works as a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. He writes historical site characterization reports, software instruction and help guides, and edits both fiction and non-fiction. His true passion is writing dark, psychological thrillers. His work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption the first in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Temptation the sequel to Redemption, along with the horror Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet, a brilliant author from South Africa and published by Wild Wolf Publishing. He has stories in several anthologies including the partially for charity Happily Ever Afterlife published by Untold Press. His newest novel Stray Ally will be released by Tirgearr Publishing this spring.
Troy lives with his wife of twelve years, two of his five children and two very talented dogs. He is a skier, cyclist, hiker, fisherman, hunter, and a terrible beginning golfer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Redemption is one twisted story. You could never ever anticipate what is between these pages. Just when you think you have a handle on what's going on a new twist comes along and shreds everything you had figured out. It starts off with Sam, in prison. I like Sam a lot, and the more I read the more demented this became. When we hit Arthur, we hit territory that 'some folks' are going to take offense to. Well 'some folks' don't take offense to it, because a) this is fiction and b) this is way too close to the truth for people who have been raised by fanatical religious folk. My heart bleeds for Arthur. He's fabulous, he's wonderful, you really really really want him to have a happy outcome... but boy judgment has a way of sticking. Accusations refuse to die. What parents do to their children is boldly highlighted in this novel. I've walked perilously close to Arthur's shoes and I know how hard it is to break the chains instilled from birth. And the author Troy Lambert wrote such an insightful book when it comes to how religion is twisted to suit the person. Some people will use it to heal, to make better, to be the good in this world even when the world has handed them nothing but deadweight and scorn. And some people who have everything, including a home, their faculties and their health, well they just can't see anything but their own bitter spite which they fuel with kindling line by line as it suits them from a black book which truly embodies all that is good and all that is evil in this world. What you can tell from my heated response is that this book is emotive. It's very much a crime thriller, a mystery, and most of the time you just want answers. Question marks keep popping up and innocent people are slammed down and spat on. Family values, wow, Troy doesn't hold back any of those punches. This is a brutal read, on your conscience, on your soul. It's riveting and harrowing, and the pace doesn't dull for a second. It's bittersweet and heart wrenching. The saying, never judge a book by its cover, is oddly apt here. The kindest man in this book is covered in tattoos, he cusses, but that is not "who" he is. If our spirits are dressed by skin and bone, then do not judge the book by its cover. Do not judge the spirit by its cover. A cover doesn't tell you what's on the inside and only a fool thinks "clothes" can hide a multitude of flawed derision and fetid festering misery and scorn. I can say that the whole way through as the author used the bible as references for his characters, bringing home their issues and showing you their spiritual mettle by carefully chosen passages... all I could think was... "Do not judge others... so that God will not judge you." That includes yourself. (I wanted to argue for the characters. I wanted to jump in and rescue them.) WOW. This book is POWERFUL. It should come with a fuse attached because this is going to blow your mind!