When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he laughs it off. A liberal activist teaching at a small Southern conservative college, he's used to stirring up controversy on campus. It's just part of the give and take of life. Even when violently attacked, Lam is convinced it has to be a mistake. He can't imagine anyone who would want to kill him for his beliefs.
When his home is broken into and his wife's business vandalized, Lam is forced to face facts. The police can't find a single lead. Lam's wife--a passionate anti-gun crusader--is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house for protection. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan must examine their marriage, faith, and values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by a different set of beliefs.
What will it cost to survive?
|Publisher:||The Wild Rose Press|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lost lots of sleep, would start reading at night and would continue not being able to find a point to stop. Great Read!
I could hardly put this book down. It was probably the best reading experience I have had in over a decade!
An English professor receives a death threat working at his small, rural college. He laughs it off as a kid's prank. Of course, he is a liberal guy in a conservative world, and politics are usually front and center on all campuses across the country. Besides, he's used to stirring up controversy. That's just the give and take of life, and his job is preparing youth for a rough and tumble world, right? But then, the professor is violently attacked. Why would anyone want to kill a man just for his thoughts? James Patterson, watch your six! There's a new thriller-mystery writer in town and he's got the same lightening quick prose, dead-on characters and a drop dead engaging mystery story. I'm living proof. Just when I relaxed and tried to put the book down, Guinn cranked up the pace and had me reading late into the night. Home town, small conservative college campus, and our reluctant hero Lam Corso inexplicably becomes the target of death threats. Believing this could only be an aberration, he denies and procrastinates. Why would anyone want to hurt him because he wants students to think, question, and challenge the norm? After all, he reasons, this was the reason he was hired. Of course it is, except maybe someone doesn't want an influential and smart, Mr. Nice Guy teaching their kids. Your political views won't matter. Gary Guinn's characters fully develop around a tightly wound plot, and a solid theme keeping the reader engaged until the last page. Bring on the sequel. Solid writing and a great yarn earns Sacrificial Lam Five Gold Stars.