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