Tomorrow We Die (First Responders Book #2)

Tomorrow We Die (First Responders Book #2)

by Shawn Grady
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Tomorrow We Die (First Responders Book #2) by Shawn Grady

Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.

The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441212122
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: First Responders , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 407,049
File size: 415 KB

About the Author

Shawn Grady has served for more than a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and three children. He was named "Most Promising Writer" at the 2008 Mount Hermon Writers Conference and is the author of Through the Fire.
Shawn Grady has served for more than a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in Reno, NV, where he lives with his wife and three children. Named the "Most Promising Writer" at the 2008 Mt. Hermon Writers Conference, he is the author of Through the Fire. Visit his website at

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Tomorrow We Die 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Paramedic Jonathan Trestle has been getting in trouble lately for how long it takes his ambulance to reach the scene. But it's not his fault that there are so few ambulances to cover the whole city of Reno at once. When a patient gives him a note before dying, Jonathan is pulled into a mystery that will force him to risk all he holds dear. I like Shawn Grady's books. They always have a strong main character, a suspenseful pace, and a mystery that hooks me to the last page. This one was no different. And what a clever story too! I really enjoyed all of his characters, especially Bones, the non Trekie-Trekie. And I loved how I really wasn't sure who the bad guy was. I knew who I didn't want it to be, but I wasn't sure. A great read. I look forward to more of his novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like that Mr. Grady goes into detail about the excellent work firefighters and EMTs do.
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Dineen More than 1 year ago
Shawn Grady's first book, Through the Fire, was a refreshing surprise to me in the Christian fiction industry. I love this guy's voice, and his stories rock. So, needless to say, I couldn't wait to get a copy of his next book, Tomorrow We Die. Grady surpassed his first book with another intriguing and attention grabbing story. I couldn't put the book down. Well, I did, but not easily. I love finding an author whose books I want to gobble up. So this happy reader is waiting for the next installment from this fabulous author. If you love good suspense, check him out. He's definitely an author to follow.
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HisChild More than 1 year ago
Tomorrow We Die, the second book by author Shawn Grady, is the story of the young paramedic, Jonathan Trestle. Jonathan is merely biding his time as a paramedic while he waits to begin medical school on a full scholarship. It seems that his well-laid plan is in serious trouble when patients begin mysteriously dying for inexplicable reasons. Thus begins the story of Jonathan's quest for truth. He is not content to accept the loss of his patients and sets off to discover the reason for the untimely deaths. In the process, he gets much more than he bargained for and that is what makes this tale so appealing. Add in a scandal, a long-standing grudge, and a bit of romance and you have a story that will keep your eyes riveted on the pages until the final word. Tomorrow We Die is another winner for author, Shawn Grady. It may be a work of fiction but the realistic action and the attention to detail make the reader feel as if they have been vaulted into reality. If you are a reader like me who enjoys books about the medical profession, you will love Shawn Grady. His personal knowledge of the profession combines with his gift for story-telling to make him an author who can't write fast enough to please his fans.
VicG More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of interviewing Shawn Grady, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for his new book, "Tomorrow We Die" published by Bethany House. For a story to be a thriller it has to have the hero in danger from the beginning and this story certainly qualifies. Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic whose ambulance is called to a scene where, supposedly, a drunk has died from over drinking. When he and his partner arrive they do everything they can to revive the man and they succeed. The man sits up speaks to Jonathan and hands him a piece of paper telling him to "give this to Martin". From this moment on Jonathan is in trouble, he just doesn't know it. What makes it exciting is that we are aware of his danger we just do not know why. As Jonathan works to find out who Martin is so that he can give him the paper he meets up with an old flame and the romance rekindles. "Tomorrow We Die" is more than a thriller it is a story of relationships. The relationships are the most important things that a person ever has in this life and Mr. Grady makes this very relevant in this book. Jonathan's relationship with his partner, with his father, with Naomi and with Eli are the stuff that makes our lives worth living. It is the bonds of deep friendship that no one can ever break and we fall in love with these characters and do not want to let them go because we want to have relationships like these. The last 100 pages are the most exciting that you will ever want to race through as they run to protect their lives and expose the bad guy. I was very pleased with Mr. Grady's first book, "Through the Fire" but this one is even better. I look forward to the next book with enthusiasm. I recommend it highly. If you missed the interview for "Tomorrow We Die" and would like to listen to it please go to where it is available On Demand. To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
TBCN More than 1 year ago
Shawn Grady's second novel Tomorrow We Die, is just as gripping, eye opening, and realistic as the Through the Fire. Shawn takes the reader into an EMT's world the way no one else can. He's been a firefighter and EMT in the Reno area for years. I'm thankful I received a review copy of this suspenseful, action packed story that made me realize how hard EMT's work and how much they sacrifice, day-in and day-out. Jonathan works as an EMT as he awaits news of a scholarship. He dreams of being a Doctor. EMT's have demanding, dangerous jobs but Jonathan knows this is the first step to becoming a Doctor. He also realizes he can't save everyone. That was the rub. Jonathan tries to save Simon Letell's, life. He asks for a favor. Puts a piece of paper in his hand and says, "Give this to Martin." Then passes out, what did that mean? Who's Martin? Simon is rushed to ER. Jonathon checks on Simon later to learn more about the crazy note. It didn't make sense. How would he find Martin? The mystery gets more complicated when Jonathan discovers Simon's gone AWOL. He was near death's doors just this morning he couldn't have gone far. How to find Simon and Martin? Aha, the million dollar question. I was spell bound as I read this gripping, suspenseful mystery. I grew to like Jonathan and was intrigued by the challenges he faced. I hadn't realized how hard EMT's work and how they have to think on their feet just like Firefighters. What worked in the classroom doesn't always mean it will work in the field with its less than perfect circumstances and drama. A split second decision in the field can mean life or death to a patient and to themselves. I've started to look at Firefighters and EMTS in a whole new light thanks to Shawn Grady's realistic, complex characters and the insider details he gives these stories nobody likes to talk about. I can't wait to see where Shawn takes us next. Nora St.Laurent The Book Club Network Finding Hope Through Fiction
Sharonksouza More than 1 year ago
From the intriguing opening line to the book's conclusion, Tomorrow We Die was an intense and exciting read. I loved the characters, the suspense and the humor. Everything about this second novel of Shawn Grady's was enjoyable. His writing is sharp and entertaining. I recommend this novel to anyone who loves good fiction, no matter the genre.
LoudWaves More than 1 year ago
Finished this last night. Lucky I didn't have much left because it was 1:00 am and I'd already been up past that the night before, unable to put the book down. Shawn Grady takes us on a ride-along with the Reno, Nevada paramedics. If there isn't already enough crises of natural causes, he throws greed, conspiracy and murder into the hopper in an all out thrill ride that grows more and more intense. Grady's first book, Through the Fire, taught us what being in a burning building is like. In Tomorrow We Die, we learn the pressures of first responder medical care. I highly recommend Tomorrow We Die--just don't plan to have too much spare time until you finish the last page!
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady is the author's thrilling follow-up to Through the Fire. Jonathan Trestle is just a few weeks away from ending his job as a paramedic and starting medical school when a dying man hands him a mysterious note with the instructions to "Give it to Martin." Jonathan feels compelled to follow the dead man's final wish, but Martin dies before he can give him the letter, which starts the young man on a quest to discover the truth behind the two mens' deaths and what the curious markings on the letter mean. The journey quickly puts his career in jeopardy as well as the lives of everyone he contacts in seeking help. Grady's recreations of trauma scenes are incredibly realistic while the thrills and chills of are of forget-to-breathe-or-blink variety. Jonathan's personal history of tragedy makes him a three dimensional character that readers will enjoy reading about. Grady writes thrilling dramas about men in the emergency profession who are haunted by personal demons and yet are determined to do what is right. I can't wait to see what he writes next.