Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady - REVIEWED

This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Tomorrow We Die
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)


by
Shawn Grady






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Shawn Grady signed with Bethany House Publishers in 2008. He was named “Most Promising New Writer” at the 39th Annual Mount Hermon Writers Conference. He is the author of the novels Through the Fire & Tomorrow We Die.



Shawn has served for over a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in northern Nevada. From fire engines and ambulances to tillered ladder trucks and helicopters, Shawn’s work environment has always been dynamic. The line of duty has carried him to a variety of locale, from high-rise fires in the city to the burning heavy timber of the eastern Sierras.



Shawn attended Point Loma Nazarene University as a Theology undergrad before shifting direction to acquire an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology as well as Paramedic licensure through Truckee Meadows Community College.



Shawn currently lives in Reno, Nevada, just outside of Lake Tahoe. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.



ABOUT THE BOOK



Chase the Angel of Death and You Might Catch Him

Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.



The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. With the simple decision to honor a dying man's last wish, Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life. He must race for the truth before the Angel of Death comes calling for him.



If you would like to read the first chapter of Tomorrow We Die, go to HERE.


MY THOUGHTS:

“Everyone has a different path to redemption.” (p. 139)


For Jonathan Trestle, efforts to redeem his past have led him to the doorstep of a medical career. Serving as a paramedic for an ambulance service that never seems to arrive on time, Jonathan’s acceptance into medical school appears to be a miraculous deliverance. To have a past relationship restored with Naomi – a flight nurse on a Medivac helicopter seems to be a tremendous bonus.


Then everything falls apart.


Shawn Grady delivers his words in staccato bursts, creating rapid-fire action from first page to last in Tomorrow We Die. Truly, this is a book that you just can’t put down. The urgent, chaotic life of an ambulance paramedic is captured in full and provides the perfect delivery for the ramped up action in this modern medical mystery. Grady’s characters are believably flawed, and as the story develops, they find themselves in an ever-increasing amount of danger. Whether or not they will survive the book remains to be seen until the final pages, and by the time you reach that point, you are breathless with anticipation!


Tomorrow We Die…a succinct and true picture of the ephemeral life we have been granted here on planet earth. It is urgent that we gain the right perspective so that we may fully live within the time with which we have been gifted!


Don’t Miss This Book!!


3 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Loved it!

江冠彭珮李佳宏陽筠 said...

人要學習健忘,把所有不如意忘掉,才會快樂。..................................................

Deena said...

Loved this one! Better than his first!