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by Bob McElwain
About this Book
Dr. Wade Turklen had a happy and fulfilling lifeuntil the one evening
that changes him forever.
On that night, three thugs burst into his home, brutally assaulting and
slashing the throats of his wife and two teenage daughters. He, himself, is shot
and left for dead.
Awakening grief-stricken in a hospital, he is overwhelmed with
feelings of pure hatred. Was his family the victims of a random
attack? Or was he the target, and his family killed only to cover
that fact? Tossed into an inferno of rage, he is determined to avenge their deaths.
When the police come up with no leads, he decides to investigate on his own. The repercussions that result change the very essence of whom he believes himself to be.
About the Author
Bob McElwain is the author of Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989) and six other novels available from Foremost Press.
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from Foremost Press
Bob McElwain's aptly-named eighth novel, Blowback, is a tale of unexpected and unanticipated results from earlier events. Setting up a cozy feeling on the first page, then suddenly blowing it to hell, sucks you in and grabs hard.
Dr. Wade Turklen, an internationally acclaimed physicist and Nobel Prize winner, is reading in his favorite chair before the fireplace. When the doorbell rings, his daughter comes down the stairway, thinking it's her date for the school dance. His wife opens the door and in burst three armed young men. With a bullet ripped into his chest, Wade is left for dead. His wife and two daughters are brutally assaulted and murdered.
Grief stricken and recovering in the hospital, he realizes it may not have been a random attack. He may have been the target; his family killed only to hide that fact. And if he was the target, he's still a marked man.
Overwhelmed with hatred, and disillusioned when the FBI and police come up with no leads, he is bent on revenge and decides to take matters into his own hands. The consequences of those actions spin his life out of control. Is he up against more than he can handle?
McElwain vividly breathes life into his cast of characters. They stay in your mind and heart long after you've read the last page. You'll find yourself rooting for Turklen and hoping he'll be able, at last, to rebuild his life.
Another great read in the Bob McElwain tradition.
Blowback was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
324 pp, $15.97