Monday, December 7, 2009

Preview/Review Combo by JD: Life After 187 by Wade Halverson


Amazon Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (August 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441540261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441540263
  • Genre: Action Thriller

    John’s Summary and Thoughts:

    Kane Silver is the son of a tough Special Forces army colonel, who treats him more like a recruit than a son. Silver himself grows up super-fit and tough and follows his dad into the army. Fast forward a few years and after Silver leaves the army his wife is assaulted and murdered by burglars who break into their home. He returns home seconds too late but on realizing what has happened he gives chase to the burglars, smashes into their car, and cold bloodedly executes them. As a result he is found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. (The book’s title comes from Penal Code 187: murder, to take the life of another).

    While in a maximum security prison Silver and two other inmates are singled out by the warden for their fighting abilities. The warden has a fascination for illegal no-rules high-stakes fighting tournaments, and has been persuaded to create a team of fighters to appear at a prestigious but shady tournament. A lot of money is riding on this event and the success of his team, so the pressure is on Silver and his new-found colleagues. But the night of the tournament turns chaotic when a gang raids the event organizers and Silver and friends escape and disappear into the underworld. They surface in Hong Kong and eventually get embroiled in an escapade that leads them to fight in a tournament in South America that is organized by a drug baron.

    This type of book is not my usual cup of tea, but I quite enjoyed it nonetheless. It was very easy to read and I blew through it in no time at all. It was action all of the way, with a big emphasis on the fight scenes – kind of a cross between kung fu and the UFC with a bit of the A-Team thrown in for good measure. If you like a good action read, you should give it a go. I’d rate this book 3 Stars.

    Author Info:


    Wade J. Halverson is the author of the 187 book series. For the past twenty years he has owned kickboxing gyms and has worked as a bodyguard. Living in Alaska, Miami, Colorado, Thailand, and Los Angeles. He currently resides in Southern California.

    Life After 187’s web site.

    This books was sent to Layers of Thought for review by the author. Thank you Wade!

    Usually we do a separate preview and a review of a book however John scooped this one up and read it so fast that a preview/review combo has been given instead.

    Amazon purchasing links are as follows US/UK/Canada.

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