Friday, July 9, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Tomorrow We Die

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Tomorrow We Die
Author: Shawn Grady
Genre: Christian suspense fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: July 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



Tomorrow We Die
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)



by
Shawn Grady






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Shawn Grady signed with Bethany House Publishers in 2008. He was named “Most Promising New Writer” at the 39th Annual Mount Hermon Writers Conference. He is the author of the novels Through the Fire & Tomorrow We Die.


Shawn has served for over a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in northern Nevada. From fire engines and ambulances to tillered ladder trucks and helicopters, Shawn’s work environment has always been dynamic. The line of duty has carried him to a variety of locale, from high-rise fires in the city to the burning heavy timber of the eastern Sierras.



Shawn attended Point Loma Nazarene University as a Theology undergrad before shifting direction to acquire an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology as well as Paramedic licensure through Truckee Meadows Community College.



Shawn currently lives in Reno, Nevada, just outside of Lake Tahoe. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.



ABOUT THE BOOK



Chase the Angel of Death and You Might Catch Him

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. With the simple decision to honor a dying man's last wish, 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. He must race for the truth before the Angel of Death comes calling for him.



If you would like to read the first chapter of Tomorrow We Die, go to HERE.


What I Liked:  I'm a big fan of medical fiction, so this book was pretty much a sure winner for me.  I love all the medical detail - and the author's 10+ years as a paramedic show...  A suspenseful page-turner for sure, it was a quick read that I did NOT want to put down.

I also enjoyed the deeper character analyses - especially of the main character.  The author did a good job of bringing out the impact of his childhood and his relationship with his father, etc.

What I Didn't Like:  There wasn't really anything I didn't like.  Just a few FYIs...

This doesn't come across as strongly Christian, which actually might make it a good crossover book if you've got friends you'd like to introduce to Christian fiction.

Also, the book has a more macabre tone to it than most books I've reviewed here, which you might of course expect from the genre and title...

81 comments:

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Tomorrow We Die is my type of fiction. I love Christian Suspense. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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PatZ said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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How cool, not only is he a Christian writer but, he lives not to far from me out here in Reno, NV!

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