Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Second Strike

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review - Second Strike

About the Book
Author Ron P. Whittington’s first novel Second Strike, a fictional account of a terrorist attack planned in the U.S. just after 9/11, has been re-released in a soft-back, media market version.

In Second Strike, the life of New York businessman Parker Glynn is dramatically affected by the attack on the Twin Towers when he loses his wife and child and discovers he may have been an unknowingly ally to Al-Queda.  Glynn’s flight from his past takes him to northeast Florida, where he accidentally uncovers another terror strike is under way in the wake of 9/11.

“The 9/11 tragedy affected the lives of many of us, yet there was little most of us could personally do to fight back at the time,” Whittington said. “The story line, that a man directly impacted by the attack has the opportunity to get revenge for the horror inflicted on him, is finding a receptive audience.  It’s a classic tale of revenge and redemption.”

Second Strike was independently printed by Bookmasters, Inc. of Ashland, Ohio and is for sale at and – along with independent book stores in Florida including:

  • Chamblin’s Uptown CafĂ©, 215 Laura St., downtown Jacksonville
  • BOOKtique, 303 Laura St., downtown Jacksonville
  • Sundrez at the Landing, 2 Independent Dr. West, downtown Jacksonville
  • The Beaches Museum and History Center, 380 Pablo Ave., Jacksonville Beach
  • In the Pink Boutique, 522 Third St., Jacksonville Beach
  • BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach
  • Historic Grounds Books, 420 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs
  • Andrea’s Book Store, 308 S. State Road 19, Palatka

About the Author

Over the last 20 years, Whittington has worked as a ghostwriter on two national best-selling books and his freelance writing has appeared in Texas Business, Texas Monthly, Water's Edge, Jacksonville Magazine, Beson Publications, and The Florida Times-Union.

A native of Atlanta, Whittington started his career as a journalist with CNN Radio and the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Journal before going into the public relations profession.  He has served as the media spokesman for the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, JEA (Jacksonville Florida’s municipal utility) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in addition to work as an independent P.R. consultant.  He is currently a senior account executive for the southeast U.S. regional office of London-based Mulberry Marketing Communications.

My Take on the Book
I truly enjoyed this page turner of a book. I have read many suspense novels in the pas, from James Patterson to Robert Patterson and more, and this book follows suit and the author has done an amazing job at capturing the interest and attention of the reader with a fast pace, engaging and entertaining read!

This book is one that will truly make you think about what could happen if terrorists get their way. The book also has great characters and a plot that will keep you engaged and asking for more from the beginning to the end of the book!

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