Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: Life After 187

Life After 187 by Wade J. Halverson
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 238 pages
My Rating: 5/5

Summary: Sentenced to life in prison when he executes the men who murdered his wife, Kane Silver is singled out by the warden for his fighting ability. Along with inmates Valentino Lopez and Si’Ling Lee, Kane is drafted into service and forced to fight for money in high-stakes tournaments. But when the three friends escape during a New Year’s Eve match in Lake Tahoe—saving the warden’s life in the process—their situation becomes more complicated.

My Review: Let me begin by saying Life After 187 really surprised me! I had expected a fictional book about prison life, inmates, and prison fighting but Life After 187 offered so much more.

Kane Silver was brought up military, lost his mother at an early age, lost his wife to a senseless crime, and went to prison for the murder of the men who killed her. Life dealt him some hard knocks but each just made him stronger.

I was impressed with Kane’s leadership skills and how fast the bond was merged with his two inmates Si’Ling and Valentino and how they quickly looked to him to call the shots with total trust and respect.

At first I really was upset with the warden. I remember saying out loud, “Oh NO He Didn’t!” over something he had broadcast over the prison loud speaker and had a feeling that somewhere down the line he was gonna get what he had coming to him. It was a total twist of fate what came next!

Mr. Halverson has created an awesome story here with down to Earth believable characters that will take you on a thrill ride of an adventure! Don’t blink your eyes until the story ends!