Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Book Review - Whistle Pass
Whistle Pass is a thrilling suspense novel set in 1955 against the backdrop of the nuclear age and violent repudiation of minorities, specifically in this story, homosexuals. In Whistle Pass, http://whistlepass.blogspot.com/ , KevaD serves up a thrilling story of betrayal, backroom politics, a combat veteran who just wants to be left alone, and an innocent first kiss with deadly ramifications. is a suspense novel set against the backdrop of the nuclear age and violent repudiation of minorities.
The author, also known as a best selling author and journalist David "DA" Kentner, is a former Chief of Police, U.S. Army veteran, and winner of Calliope magazine's 18th annual short fiction contest. As a freelance journalist, he interviews both famous and soon-to-be-famous authors for GateHouse News Service and the (Freeport) Journal-Standard.
On the battlefields of WWII Europe, Charlie Harris fell in love, and after the war, Roger marched home without a glance back. Ten years later, Charlie receives a cryptic summons and quickly departs for his former lover’s hometown of Whistle Pass.
But Roger Black isn’t the lover of Charlie’s dreams anymore. He’s a married, hard-bitten political schemer who wants to secure his future by destroying evidence of his indiscreet past. Open homosexuality is practically a death sentence, and that photo would ruin Roger and all his wife’s nefarious plans.
Caught up in foggy, tangled events, Charlie turns to hotel manager Gabe Kasper for help, and Gabe is intrigued by the haunted soldier who so desperately desires peace. When helping his new lover places Gabe in danger, the old warrior in Charlie will have to take drastic action to protect him... or condemn them both.
"I have never read anything by Keva and I must admit, I was mysteriously seduced by this book. The prose is clear and he character development is excellent. Most important is that it is a new kind of M/M novel." Amos Lassen
My Take on the Book
This is a well written story that will keep you turning from beginning to end. I am currently about half through the book and cannot put it down. What I like thus far is how well the author develops the characters within the book itself. Also, the book has a ton of twists and turns that you would not expect at first and a romantic undertone that underlies quite a bit of the plot. Though I am not done yet, I will be soon, and if the rest is anything like the first half I know that it will be great! I highly recommend this to all!
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