The Revenge of John W

The Revenge of John W

by Joe Corso


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ISBN-13: 9780578113463
Publisher: Black Horse Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2012
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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The Revenge of John W 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Allthingsbook-ReviewRL More than 1 year ago
5 Stars Revenge and Justice come in all forms. John W's takes the cake. Join John on his adventure and planning his revenge against the men who had him falsely imprisoned. After escaping prison and finding the lost Four Peaks Gold Mine, John became rich and developed a plan to get revenge on the men who had imprisoned him and Dutch Henry. With the help of some loyal friends, John began to implement his plan for revenge. As John works to get the revenge and justice he desires, he earns the loyalty of several men that he has hired to work for him. His only has one rule- "With me their is no grey area. It's black or white. Either your with me one hundred percent or you are my enemy. I can't put it any simpler than that. Be loyal and I'll make all of you rich men. Betray me and I'll destroy you. Simple isn't it?"
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite After his father's death due to a sudden heart attack, John W. Hardin and his mother lost their sixty-acre property because of their inability to pay the mortgage. William Hayes, however, offers them a less valuable piece of land but enough for them to call it home. Two years later, several businessmen want to buy all the old mines so they can produce gold or silver again; including the mine on the Hardins’ land. Written by Joe Corso, The Revenge of John W is a modern retelling of the famous classic The Count of Monte Cristo with an exciting twist of its own. The Revenge of John W is written in a very beautiful prose. But because this story is set in modern times, the tone of the dialogue seems a little out of place at times – as if it belongs more to the era of Count Monte Cristo himself. As a fan of the famous classic, this is an insignificant imperfection of the book. It takes a lot of nerve to somewhat restate an established work that belongs to Alexandre Dumas, and I think Joe Corso did amazingly well.  Corso weaves his story through a familiar plot but with an original twist. The pacing is excellent and I actually managed to finish the book in one sitting. I do not think it's hard to convince other readers to read this book if they love Dumas’s Monte Cristo. A great book to relax with and be entertained at the same time.
Susan-Keefe More than 1 year ago
Gripping tale of power, revenge and retribution. Set present day Mohave, Arizona, we follow the life and times of John W. In this enthralling thriller about his fall and rise to power, we discover wonderful, very believable characters, and find John becoming the victim of a grave injustice, which leads to his meeting with Dutch Henry, a man who changes his life. This book has a fantastic storyline, exciting, involving large corporations and powerful men, and of course John, who persistently tracks his prey – the people who destroyed his life! I read this in one session, went through a myriad of emotions and could quite happily have picked it up and re-read it again straight away. Joe Corso goes from strength to strength; I can’t wait to read his next one.