Book Review: “January Justice” by Athol Dickson

May 2, 2013 at 12:15 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Athol Dickson in his new book, “January Justice_Cover5acf06January Justice” Book One in The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs published by Author Author, Inc. brings us into the life of Malcolm Cutter.

From the back cover:  Kill Cutter

Reeling from his wife’s unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and bodyguard for Hollywood’s rich and famous.

Then a pair of Guatemalan tough guys offer him a job. It’s an open question whether they’re patriotic revolutionaries or vicious terrorists. Either way, Cutter doesn’t much care until he gets a bomb through his window, a gangland beating on the streets of L.A., and three bullets in the chest.

Now there’s another murder on Cutter’s Mind. His own.

Before Athol Dickson became a master storyteller he was a master architect.  It takes great creativity, imagination and “smarts” to design a building that will fit within the specified acreage and have all the required components and still be spectacularly beautiful.  Now that Mr. Dickson tells stories he utilizes all the skills he developed in building buildings to build stories for us.

When Athol Dickson tells a story he builds it like an architect, start with the foundation and then each floor goes up methodically after the previous floor has been built.  Reading “January Justice” is a lot like being thirty-five stories in the air, walking on nothing but a steel girder just wide enough for your foot; no walls, no floors, nothing but air.  Very terrifying but it leaves you with a deep sense of fulfillment when you are done.  Malcolm Cutter’s wife was murdered 7 months ago. Both he and his wife, Haley, were given a cocktail of drugs hidden in their food which caused Haley to jump off a cliff and Malcolm to spend the last seven months in a sanitarium due to drug induced madness. He’s finally well enough to return home. Then Malcolm is hired by a Guatemalan politician to investigate the kidnapping of a Dona Elena Montes and the subsequent murder of her first husband Toledo.  Now people are trying to kill him, something Malcolm does not take to kindly too and it looks as though this case has something to do with his wife’s unsolved murder.  “January Justice” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next.  When you finish this book you will heave a hugely satisfying sigh because you have enjoyed yourself immensely.  Mr. Dickson has provided us with another winner.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review: “The Cure” by Athol Dickson

December 26, 2012 at 7:29 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Athol Dickson in his new book, “The Cure book coverThe Cure” published by Author Author brings us into the life of Riley Keep.

From the back cover:  Riley Keep, former missionary, now a drunk, is begging on the streets and desperate to forget a past he lost in one far-flung act of wickedness. Then he hears the rumors. Miracles are happening in the picture postcard village of Dublin, Maine.

Riley isn’t the only Pilgrim searching for deliverance. There’s the old woman fleeing a horrific monster, the lonely wife tempted by forbidden desire, the impoverished lobsterman lured by tainted wealth, the young girl weighing life and death decisions, and the small town cop with a murder on his hands. But only Riley keep will learn if it’s true what people say: sometimes The Cure is much worse than the disease.

Before Athol Dickson became a master storyteller he was a master architect.  It takes great creativity, imagination and “smarts” to design a building that will fit within the specified acreage and have all the required components and still be spectacularly beautiful.  Now that Mr. Dickson tells stories he utilizes all the skills he developed in building buildings to build stories for us.

I know that when I find a book by Athol Dickson I am in for a really great story read.  When Athol Dickson tells a story he builds it like an architect, start with the foundation and then each floor goes up methodically after the previous floor has been built.  Reading “The Cure” is a lot like being thirty-five stories in the air, walking on nothing but a steel girder just wide enough for your foot; no walls, no floors, nothing but air.  Very terrifying but it leaves you with a deep sense of fulfillment when you are done.  Mr. Dickson has provided us with another winner with a his focus on addiction and how do you cure it?  Do you use medical science that can make you worse off than when you were addicted or is there a better way?  Riley Keep is a drunk who hears about a cure and miracles happening so he goes in search of answers.  What he finds puts him in direct opposition to those that are promoting the cure.  And that is where the events start turning deadly.  “The Cure” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next.  When you finish this book you will heave a hugely satisfying sigh because you have enjoyed yourself immensely.  I liked this book and recommend it highly!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review: “They Shall See God” by Athol Dickson

October 25, 2012 at 2:09 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Athol Dickson in his new book, “They Shall See God” published by Author Author brings us into the lives of Ruth and Katy.

Little Katie was a Christian. Her very best friend Ruth was a Jew. The girls’ eyewitness testimony sent a bad man to Louisiana’s infamous Angola prison. 25 years later, Ruth has become an embittered Rabbi, Kate is a lonely widow, the bad man is out, and people are dying in the strangest of ways.

Torn apart in childhood by animosities beyond their understanding, Kate and Ruth can no longer elude the past’s unfinished business. To survive, these very different women must reach out to each other in spite of the mayhem and mistrust that shrouds one vital truth: sometimes the most dangerous of enemies crouches just inside the human heart.

Before Athol Dickson became a master storyteller he was a master architect.  It takes great creativity, imagination and “smarts” to design a building that will fit within the specified acreage and have all the required components and still be spectacularly beautiful.  Now that Mr. Dickson tells stories he utilizes all the skills he developed in building buildings to build stories for us.

When Athol Dickson tells a story he builds it like an architect, start with the foundation and then each floor goes up methodically after the previous floor has been built.  Reading “They Shall See God” is a lot like being thirty-five stories in the air, walking on nothing but a steel girder just wide enough for your foot; no walls, no floors, nothing but air.  Very terrifying but it leaves you with a deep sense of fulfillment when you are done.  Mr. Dickson has provided us with another winner with a twenty-five year old murder that had been witnessed by two young girls.  Now the murderer is free, new murders are happening and the two women must join forces to find out what is really happening before they become the next victims.  “They Shall See God” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next.  When you finish this book you will heave a hugely satisfying sigh because you have enjoyed yourself immensely.  But “”They Shall See God”” also has beautiful themes such as the past catching up to you, unresolved trauma and friendship.  I liked this book and recommend it highly!

If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and business professionals  please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand.

To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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