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THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL AND IAN LAHEY

 

THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL & IAN LAHEY
THE 45TH NAIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL AND IAN LAHEY:

Authors Michael and Ian Lahey‘s  contemporary fiction novel, The 45th Nail, an intensively thought-provoking and emotion filled novel, takes the reader through the emotions and devastation of war.  The authors explore the intimacy of war, as well as, the after-effects.

Sgt. James Savorski never returned home from WW11.  Listed as missing in action on May 25, 1944 at Anzio, his nephew Bob receives a Christmas card post marked Anzio from James in 1987.  Later he receives a beautiful old medallion along with a mysterious message post marked Salerno.

Bob’s determined to find his Uncle; under the pretext of learning more of France, Bob heads off for Italy.  What he will find changes his life and his perceptions forever.  Come along with Bob in an adventure and revelations of a lifetime.  My contemporary fiction book reviews of The 45th Nail follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

First, let me say, this novel will open the reader’s eyes to war and the continuing consequences which haunt the survivors and victims. The Lahey‘s wove mystery into the story-line as they lead the readers through Italy and a journey of revelations, both good and bad.  The reader does not discover the significance of the 45th nail until the last part of the story which left me surprised

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Revenants The Odyssey Home By Scott Kauffman

 

 

 

Revenants The Odyssey Home, by Scot Kauffman, Cover
Revenants The Odyssey Home, Cover

 

 

 

Revenants:  noun

1.  a person who returns after a lengthy absence
2.  a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost

 

 

 

 

 

STORY LINE REVENANTS THE ODYSSEY HOME:

In Revenants The Odyssey Home, Scott Kauffman creates an intensely emotional and revealing contemporary novel spanning decades.  Grieving the death of her beloved brother in Viet Nam, Betsy struggles to survive and continue on.  Working at the local VA Hospital as a candy-stripper, the pet project of Congressman Mark Hanna, Betsy finds a mystery.  She discovers a secret patient known only to a select few.   Determined to solve the mystery of the patient sequestered on the top floor, she will encounter the depths to which man can fall in his search for vengeance.

Congressman Hanna rules small town Hanna, Ohio as if it is his personal kingdom, including the VA Hospital.  As a result, he has managed to keep a horrible secret for 50 years.  However, grieving Betsy’s determined to return this unknown and unnamed soldier home.   So begins a journey of grief, discovery, secrets revealed, and consequences made known.

This intense journey highlights the depths and cruelty of war for the combatants as well as the ones left

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