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Book Tour Spotlight Stop – Cry for the Mercenary by Gabriel Wright

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File Size: 963 KB

Print Length: 332 pages

Publication Date: November 12, 2015

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B017X442DQ




He was all they had . . .

In the face of a monster of a man, they were powerless. They couldn’t run, they couldn’t hide, they couldn’t fight. Every aspect of their lives were under his control. It was obedience or oblivion. When that monster of a man went down into a death spiral, he expected them to follow. To break free they needed an outsider, a stranger, a mercenary. They found him.

With all his troubles, and all his flaws, they found him. With all his baggage, and even his reluctance, they cried for him. It wasn’t only a question of would he do it, but could he. It wasn’t only a matter of saving them, but of saving himself.



Gabriel Wright Author PhotoABOUT GABRIEL WRIGHT

Gabriel Wright was born, and raised in NYC.  Originally from the borough of the Bronx, Gabriel attended college at the City University of New York (CUNY). Afterwards, he spent 20 years in a career as an IT Professional.  Gabe admits it wasn’t exactly his dream job but he liked the work enough that he would’ve happily toiled away at it until mandatory (or forced) retirement.

Gabriel’s true dream job was being a writer.  It was always in the back of his mind, but it was always something that he thought he’d get around to eventually. Then a not so funny thing happened in Gabe’s IT career – he was laid off.  Although, sadly, it wasn’t the first time, this time he took it as a sign that eventually had finally come.  Gabriel began to write and ultimately producing his first novel Cry for the Mercenary.

Gabriel Wright still lives in NYC with his family.  Along with writing, he’s also trying to make a success of his family-owned bagel shop in Harlem.

Gabe encourages readers to connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

Review of Cindy Where Are You by Roger Rapel

Cindy, Where Are You?Cindy, Where Are You? by Roger Rapel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jim Broadbent is an overworked Detective Sergeant with more cases than he can handle and a marriage that’s on the rocks. Like most law enforcement agencies, cutbacks have impacted the already overburdened workload and Jim’s wife is less than understanding. When a missing person’s case – an eleven-year-old girl named Cindy – lands on his desk, Jim soon realizes there’s much more to the story than one missing girl. Jim soon uncovers a ruthless and disgusting child sex ring has been operating practically right under his nose, to include some very prominent law enforcement officials. Jim’s dogged investigation keeps him on the heels of the ring’s top operators and his wife and children soon become targets. During all of this, Jim still manages to squeeze in quite a bit of extramarital sexual activity.

Roger Rapel certainly has some unique storytelling skills, to the point that he’s thrown a few “rules” out the window. For one, dialogue is clipped and not separated by character. Some sentence structure might not be what some readers are used to. Mr. Rapel is clearly British and uses a lot of British sayings, which of course, is only natural. I only mention this since some readers might not know the meaning of certain words and phrases. Yet, having said this, I do not think any of these things take away from the heart and substance of the story. Mr. Rapel’s writing style actually moves the story along quickly and efficiently.

Cindy Where Are You is a story about a very dark and despicable subject. It’s written in a no holds barred kind of way. Roger Rapel’s writing is blunt to be sure – no sugar coating here. The child sex trade is disgusting and Mr. Rapel writes it like it is. Additionally, Jim Broadbent’s character is clearly a lady’s man and his sexual exploits are many and are described in full detail, so be warned this book is most definitely sexually explicit.

I could have done without the way many of the female characters are portrayed as sex kittens/vixens on the prowl, or cried during the investigation, but again, the book didn’t suffer because of it. The ending was a bit abrupt, leaving me to wonder if there’s a Jim Broadbent sequel in the future. If so, I would read it.

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