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Product Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456480006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456480004
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,698,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kevin Lynn Helmick, the author of such works as The Lost Creek Journal, Clovis Point, Sebastian Cross, Heartland Gothic, and Driving Alone was born in December, 1963, in Fort Madison IA. he now lives in the Chain O Lakes, near Chicago IL.

Known for gritty dialogue, accomplished, fast paced prose with complex themes and characters, that challenge the reader with moral subjects of race, prejudice, organized religion and political correctness. His body of work stands as unique, original and as thought provoking as fiction can come.

His contemporary western noir, The Rain King is now available.

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Caught my interest immediately and kept it.
KKH
Sebastian Cross by Kevin Lynn Helmick is a very clever, well written and action packed look at fame and the power of the personality.
Paul D Brazill
Anyone who has ever had a friend or read a book owes it to themselves to read this multi-layered masterpiece.
meand3electrons

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KKH on June 30, 2011
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It was a great book to read. Caught my interest immediately and kept it. Never a dull moment in this book! Can't wait to read more books from this author, Kevin Lynn Helmick.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By robin postell on May 7, 2012
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Iconoclast as Icon

Kevin Lynn Helmick's novel `Sebastian Cross,' subtitled, "an epic literary adventure," is the account of an unlikely but enduring friendship between a gifted writer and newly established literary agent. Coming of age and on the brink of greatness, Sebastian Cross and Murray Henshaw's alliance set in motion the fates of each.

`Wages of Sin,' the seminal manuscript over which Henshaw's vigilant and loyal supervision would make of him an immediate sensation in his own right, was the phenomenal rarity only few generations can lay claim. As Cross' iconic status inevitably grew to grandiose proportions, Cross' antithetical regard for it made of him an increasingly eccentric and aloof individual.

Cross' work became less important to him, if it ever had been; he pbegan vanishing and charging headlong into high-stakes contests of superhuman will against nature and humanity.

The narrative voice throughout the book belongs to Henshaw, describing with both an intimacy and dread the complex and unbridled character of Sebastian Cross from their first encounter. Envy and admiration were difficult for anyone, including Henshaw, to resist; Cross' influence inevitably influenced Henshaw, empowering his brow-beaten defeat in the face of his miserly father's despotic, sadistic rule.

Others Cross encountered were less positively compelled, as Henshaw's love interest demonstrates in one of the book's more disturbing scenes.

Though Cross' extravagant appeal was the source of countless fans, and critics summarily aknowledged his genius, it was those closest to him who were most repelled at times - though Cross seemed oblivious and unmoved by this offense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By meand3electrons on April 16, 2012
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Sit back and hold on. Sebastian Cross will take you on a wild ride on the beast that is "Wages Of Sin". Sebastian Cross wrote the book that was capable of changing the world but his greatest work is his epic friendship with Murray Henshaw.

Anyone who has ever had a friend or read a book owes it to themselves to read this multi-layered masterpiece.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul D Brazill on September 18, 2011
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Writers are a pretty boring bunch, for the most part, aren't they? Nerdy bookworms sitting on their jacksies all day writing or reading.

But, then there's Sebastian Cross.

Kevin Lynn Helmick's Sebastian Cross is described as a literary adventure, and it is certainly a hard novel to pigeon hole.

The story of Sebastian Cross is narrated by his long time friend and literary agent Murray Henshaw. And what a story it is!

Cross is like an amalgam of Hemingway and Charles Foster Kane. Yes he's a writer- an incredibly successful writer, too- but he's also a mountain climbing, globe trotting, action hero.

Sebastian Cross by Kevin Lynn Helmick is a very clever, well written and action packed look at fame and the power of the personality. It spans decades and continents and will keep you on your toes from beginning to end.

Who The Hell Is Sebastian Cross? Find out more here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Bandy on January 21, 2011
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HHH = Helmick Hits Homerun! WOW this incredible peak into the mind of a literary genius kept this book glued to my hands. Sebastian Cross is an extraordinary globe trotting adventure; it was fun to fantasize myself there with Sebastian and Murray. It was difficult to put it down and resume what I thought was a fairly interesting existence. After reading Sebastian Cross I know it motivated me to do something. Read it you'll love it.

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