A major achievement, a top rated review from the desk of James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review.
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."
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Hello and Happy New Year to all! My new story, another thriller with a twist,(Butterfly Lake} it's at the editor and getting polished up. It will be on Amazon shortly and ready for reviews. If anyone would like to take a peek, please feel free to let me know. Author's Site
A sample, Preface the story begins.
From the story that is Butterfly Lake - Preface a story begins (edit)
With the last of the long hills behind him, Rob pulled into the driveway and hit the brakes in a hurry. In front of the car, a covey of doves flushed up into the pines, and a pair of bushy-tailed gray squirrels stood watching before scurrying out of harm’s way. Rob continued on, parked the car, and then took a deep, rejuvenating breath of the cool, fresh mountain air. He opened the trunk and looked at the family cabin with a smile on his face.
The old cedar-wood structure wasn’t much, but it had good bones, the kind one could get used to. Inside, there was a cozy stone fireplace and a loft with two bedrooms. The wooden-plank kitchen table bore the dings and scratches of times gone by, and it was awaiting more.
One step out the back door carried visitors into another world. The cabin sat on a plot of land at the edge of an ancient forest, full of pine, oak, and hemlocks. A stone’s throw away was the natural spring-fed waters of Butterfly Lake, its ripples glimmering with flickers of reflected golden sunlight. A narrow, worn trail winds its way through a copse of trees and down to a small boat dock at the water’s edge.
Rob inhaled the crisp cool air once more, then resumed preparing the cabin for his best friend Tex and his family. He hoped it would be a relaxing, reinvigorating vacation
I'm delighted to share recent reviews for MY LIFE FOR HER (the enchanced edition)
Robert J. Saniscalchi’s MY LIFE FOR HER starts out like a gentle rain that soon becomes a thunderous deluge of action, adventure and suspense as two men risk everything to bring one mother home to her children.
Great story-telling by this author creates a riveting tale of bravery and daring. Marrino feels like a true flesh and blood man, his past behind him, but his skills forever imbedded. I loved the counter-point that Tex gave to Marrino’s seriousness, a deadly weapon buried deep within a bit of a showy, but loyal friend and brother.
Wonderful reading, real heroes and action, action, action. Highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy from Robert J. Saniscalchi! This is my honest and voluntary review.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (October 9, 2013)
Publication Date: October 9, 2013
Genre: Suspense | Action
Print Length: 268 pages
Available from: Amazon
Rob is the main protagonist, but it’s Tex who steals the show. Saniscalchi expertly provides him a brusque, confident persona. Tex’s clever analytical mind under duress will delight readers. Saniscalchi neatly weaves a deceptively simple plot into a fast-paced action thriller and delivers a tense, satisfying finale. A delight to read!
New Jersey born author Robert Saniscalchi returns to his 2010 debut novel with editorial enhancement by Autumn Conley and portions of the book embellished for the progress of the story. He subsequently published BULLETS AND BANDAGES (inspired by his older brother who was a field medic Vietnam 68-69) and FREEEDOM’S LIGHT (addressing the wars in Afghanistan). Now MY LIFE FOR HER is placed before readers as a more polished novel that reflects the impact of the Vietnam War and the interaction of a veteran as a policeman fighting the drug cartels. Robert lives in both Pennsylvania and Florida.
Robert opens this story of Vietnam War veteran medic who has returned home to Pikeville and has become a police officer. The mood Robert establishes is sensitive and reflective: The setting is well-established Americana, and then the story takes flight.
Many aspects of the story seem tied to fact – Pikeville is in New Jersey, Rob is a veteran medic like Robert’s brother – and that is one reason the theme feels true. But this reader found the story intense and involving and a fine speedy read. Will we ever reach a period when previous wars do not permanently impact both veterans and their families as in PTSD et al? Likely not until wars go away. We go on.
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