faith and friendship (5)

A major achievement, a top rated review from the desk of James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review. 

The General Fiction Shelf- Small Press
 
Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers
Robert J. Saniscalchi
Independently Published
9798609831347, $10.99, PB, 284pp, www.amazon.com
 
Synopsis: An impressively crafted suspense thriller of a novel, "Bullets and Bandages" by Robert J. Saniscalchi was inspired by the true stories of a US Army Field Medic, Vietnam 68-69. Through those stories, Rob was given the unique war based insights that he seamless wove into his narrative driven story.
 
It is interesting to note that parts of Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers" derives Saniscalchi's own experiences, and that time period in our history of conflict in Vietnam. The trials and victories of Rob and his comrades pull the reader into a world of survival through willpower, tenacity, and wit.
 
"Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers" is ultimately a story of love, faith, friendship and humanity in a time of war and deals with what was it like for our military men as they fought together to survive in the jungles of Vietnam.
 
Critique: The kind of riveting read that will linger in the mind and memory long after the novel itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf, "Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community library General Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers" is also readily available in an inexpensive digital book format (Kindle, $0.99). Author's Site     Details Goodreads
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Butterfly Lake and happy reader reviews

Looking for that weekend thriller, a cozy read to wrap your head around and escape? Butterfly Lake is the story for you!

The talk and the story.

Butterfly Lake, a Rob Marrino thriller  Robert J. Saniscalchi (Goodreads Author) Dianne's review 4-Stars

"BUTTERFLY LAKE, by Robert J. Saniscalchi is another great action-thriller that no only showcases a parent's worst nightmare, but the strength and trust of two warriors to save the day against all odds. Dialogue that feels real, a family in crisis and one father doing what we all wish we could do to save his child. But at what cost to everyone involved?"

Matt McAvoy's review 4-Stars Mar 09, 2020

"Butterfly Lake is a good, inoffensive yet gripping, quality thriller, and it will keep you engrossed for the entirety of its relatively short word count; you could very easily read this book in one day or evening, and a very entertaining evening it will be, too. Whether it is action you like, drama, decent-natured people rallying to stop really bad guys, or you just want to spend a few hours imagining the wonder of the North American countryside, I'm certain you can find something in Butterfly Lake which you'll enjoy, and I would therefore not see any reason not to recommend it to pretty much anybody. A good book, and I enjoyed reading it a great deal."

 

We Award 5 Stars To Author Robert J. Saniscalchi For His Action Adventure: Butterfly Lake
 
THEODOCIA MCLEAN/BMGN·TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020·
 
"I encourage you thrill seekers to pick up this book. Realistic characters, great dialog and a well written action adventure will keep you turning the page. You will not want to put this book down. I am looking forward to the next book in this adventure series."

 

Available in Kindle/E-book/Audible/Paperback editions at Author's Site

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Bullets and Bandages: bond of brothers

The first time I heard my brother Pat’s war stories, we were in his truck, heading north for the hunting cabin. I sat there in awe, listening and feeling very proud of him. It had taken years before he could talk about it, and I thought that maybe he had needed those years, to let the pain of some of those memories fade. I never realized before just how close I had come to losing him. I thanked God, for he must have been watching over my brother. When he told of more and more of his adventures, I imagined those experiences; visions of jungles, combat, survival and death flashed through my mind. After listening to those stories, I found myself thinking about the war often. What if it were me out there, roaming around the jungles of Vietnam? Could I have survived the war?
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Rob was cruising along enjoying some Rolling Stones on his eight-track tape player when he heard a faint but familiar sound, coming from behind him. He lowered the volume and recognized the blaring of a police siren, getting louder as it headed his way. He followed protocol and pulled to the right lane, then slowed. A check of his rearview revealed the flashing lights, directly behind him now. He turned for a quick look and noticed a small, black foreign car blurring past him at a ridiculously high speed, followed by another blur of color as the state police followed in hot pursuit. “Capcom, Capcom, this is Sigma. Copy?” Rob said into his radio. “We’ve got a high-speed pursuit in progress. State police are tracking a small, black sports sedan. Vehicles are westbound on I-80, just past Mile Marker 42. I am going to assist. Copy?” “We copy that, Sigma. We just received word that the troopers are in pursuit of drug suspects. Be advised, they may be armed. Backup is on the way.”
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I'm delighted, thankful when someone enjoys and shares their feelings about one of my stories. RJS

Dianne really liked it 
Freedom's Light by Robert J Saniscalchi  author-review
It was the end of the innocence for the United States as terrorists led a multi-pronged attack on American soil on September 11, 2001 and Robert Saniscalchi has captured the shock, the horror and our country’s answer inFREEDOM’S LIGHT.

What begins with three brothers bonding on a hunting trip will take one of them away on a top secret military mission to thwart another possible attack, this time with his brothers-in-arms, leaving the woman he loves behind.

Robert Saniscalchi has re-created the chaotic terror of that day and taken it into the realm of both its reality and a fictionalized aftermath as he deftly nails the emotional upheaval of a nation brought stunned, to its knees, unaware of another eminent attack or the bravery of the unsung heroes who risked their lives for home and heart, good versus evil.

This is my second book by Mr. Saniscalchi and I think that this one demonstrates a strong background for MY LIFE FOR HER. Well written, readers will feel the past come to life as well as the drive of an elite squad of patriotic warriors pledged to risk it all. If you want a slice of history, of the eternal battle of good versus evil, this is an amazingly gripping read.

I received a complimentary borrowed edition from Robert J. Saniscalchi. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Publisher: Robert J Saniscalchi; 1st edition (September 14, 2016)
Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Genre: Military Fiction
Print Length: 292 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

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