Title: The Schwarzschild Radius
Author: Gustavo Florentin
Publish Date: 9/23/2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Book Synopsis ~
Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who's taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.
Wow, what a hard book for me to review. I love this. Like really, really love this. For me this is a book that hits all of the murder/mystery high points and then some. This book goes above and beyond that. It goes into some major darkness in the human world. It would be any girls worst nightmare. I would give this 5 stars but, I have to be honest and say that this is not for everyone. In this genre, this is a 5 star read and then some. I think some of the very graphic details might turn some away. For me it just drags me in more. I think this is just amazing for a debut novel. Florentin creates a world that I love to hate here. Rachel is amazing. It is hard to imagine a character so strong and put together is 18. I was blown away by her character and the journey she takes in this book. I have never read a character quite like her and I love her. This plot is so jam packed with gruesome darkness that I hope no one would ever have to endure. I was on the edge of my seat the whole ride. You will be too. This is not a book you will want to put down, so be prepared when you pick it up. A page turner if there ever was one. I think crime and mystery lovers everywhere will be pulled in and took on the ride of their lives in this book. AMAZING!!!
About the Author
Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn't need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel. His thriller, In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards: WUACADEMIA--Prix d'Or Best Novel The Verb First Chapter Contest--First Prize Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place The Writing Show--Second Prize best first chapter of a novel. Second Prize--2014 International Latino Book Awards
Giveaway is 10 ebooks of past best seller book Talons of the Condor