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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Life After 187 - A Review

Life After 187 - Wade J. Halverson (Received from author for review)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (August 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144154027X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441540270

Synopsis


Sentenced to life in prison when he executes the men who murdered his wife, Kane Silver is singled out by the warden for his fighting ability. Along with inmates Valentino Lopez and Si’Ling Lee, Kane is drafted into service and forced to fight for money in high-stakes tournaments. But when the three friends escape during a New Year’s Eve match in Lake Tahoe—saving the warden’s life in the process—their situation becomes more complicated.

Their status undetermined, they vanish underground and sign on to help a young woman whose parents are being held by an Argentinean drug kingpin. Follow Kane and his friends as they compete and grow closer while rediscovering what it means to be free. From Lake Tahoe and the western United States to Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, and Thailand, Life After 187 takes readers on an exhilarating ride filled with big money, intense action, justice, and the pursuit of honor. Synopsis taken from the Life After 187 website.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. Wade grabs a hold of you from page one and doesn't let go until you turn the last page. It's chocked full of no holds barred fights and fighters. If you are a fan of MMA or fights in general I think you would love this book.

You can't help but sympathize with Kane and even the other main guys even though they all were in prison for murder. I found myself rooting for all the boys during their fights and adventures that led them all over the world.

Wade truly has a gift of storytelling and I look forward to reading more by him. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this book to anyone who asked my opinion. It was fantastic!

6 comments:

GFDesignz said...

I totally agree! I read this a while back and LOVED it. Kane kinda put me to mind of Tom Selleck in Magnum PI. lol

EternalJade said...

This book sounds interesting. I love books with different international settings. That always makes a great thriller. :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am not a fan of fights but after Hunger Games.... who knows what I like anymore? LOL

Elie said...

I passed on reviewing this book, but every review I have read, the reader loved it. Great review.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Crystal said...

Great review - you make me eager to read my copy of this.

Cym Lowell said...

This is great! I wish I was reviewing this book. I might need to order me a copy!

Thanks for sharing this review and bringing this book to my attention.

-CYM