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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441484728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441484727
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.9 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,246,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Suicide Cap is a fictional saga of adventure and tragedy spanning over 60 years, of hardships and tragedies incurred by families in 1930 and 1989, with families destroyed and lives forever changed by events surrounded by local legend in the shadow of the towering mountain called Suicide Cap. Events finally bring two strangers together atop the savage mountain with their lives ultimately in each others hands. Suicide Cap has a bit of everything from adventure, suspense, human interest, and unexpected bonds between seemingly unconnected people.

About the Author

G.W. Riley is an outdoorsman, musician, and craftsman who has successfully worked in a wide range of professions, trades, and hobbies over his 58 years. He draws on elements of his background, interests and life experience in creating this first fiction adventure novel.

More About the Author

G W Riley is a native Pennsylvania man of many diverse hobbies and interests, who began working at age 12, at everything from car wash attendant, bricklayer helper, guitar teacher, truck driver, crane operator, machinist, and diesel mechanic, to his current career as an Investigator conducting background investigations for federal security clearances.

The book "Suicide Cap" began as notes and a story line scribbled on an old tablet written while recovering from surgery in 1989, and then lay dormant in a desk drawer until 2008, when at the urging of his children and grandchildren, he began working on the story again and published the book. Publishing had previously never crossed his mind, the book meant only as some small part of him to hand down to his grandkids eventually. Were it not for the urging of his grandchildren and some inspiration from an old friend, George Shuman, the book would most likely have forever remained forgotten and unfinished in the desk drawer.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melva Henderson on November 12, 2010
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When Sean O'Mara starts out on a hunting trip with his father onto the legendary mountain of Suicide Cap, little does he know where the hunt will take him, and how it will change his life forever. Suicide Cap appears to live up to its legends throughout the telling of this unique, suspenseful story. Mr. Riley captivates his readers and pulls them into the story that encompasses several generations. His descriptions of the perils encountered by Harry Crocket, when Harry decides to take his homemade hover plane for its maiden voyage and he accidentally takes it over Suicide Cap, entices the readers with descriptions of the world passing below the craft that is mistaken for a UFO. The vivid descriptions allow the reader to feel as though they are a part of the adventure. Mr. Riley's story is cleverly told, interspersed with the knowledgeable mechanics of such a machine, allowing the reader to realize that Mr. Riley is well versed in the mechanics and design of such an aircraft. Because of the uniqueness of the story, and the voice of the author that comes through with a pleasantly rich quality that reads well, I feel this novel is one that will appeal to a diverse group of readers. I truly enjoyed reading it. I recommend it to anyone, especially those interested in a coming of age tale, as well as a tale of aeronautics and mechanical genius.

Melva Henderson

Author of:
Libby's Ashes, In The Path Of The Dragon, Maggie: The Early Years, Red Sky: Sequel to Maggie, and Return Of The Trogon: Sequel to Red Sky

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine L. Mclaurin on May 3, 2010
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I just finished reading Suicide Cap and it was great. When I first started reading the book, I thought it was going to be more of a "man's" story because of the father/son bonding over hunting in the begining. As it turned out, that wasn't the case and this is probably one of the best books I've read in a long time!! I am an avid reader and usually prefer books that are a bit longer and a little more in depth so, this is a compliment! For those of you who are not into lenghty books this is a perfect read and for those of you who are, this would be a great weekend book!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By blackandblue on April 16, 2010
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This book is typically not my type of reading material as I usually go for more romantic novels, but this story line kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting to read more! The author was very detail oriented so i could easily create the entire picture in my head as if I was in the novel! Great book and a recommended read for all!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Chanda on May 30, 2010
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Growing up in PA and knowing Jerry since high school, I've noticed a lot of similiarities of places we know or have been. The story line had me at the edge of my seat many times and it was thrilling to imagine the perils and dangers of the characters. I was enthralled from beginning to end. Refeshing novel.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 2010
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Suicide Cap is a rollercoaster ride with an eclectic series of twists and turns, along with a multitude of characters, that kept me stealing enough time out of my busy schedule to finish it. First, I should mention that it is written almost completely in narrative with very little dialogue; in other words the author wrote this story the way novels were written many generations ago before movies and TV. It will not take older readers long to notice this and younger readers will just feel that something is different about the writing style.

There is both humor (the "UFO" hunt) and tragedy mixed into this tale that skims over many decades of life in a rural area starting with the Great Depression. Actually the UFO hunt, while humorous, had tragic elements too. Probably the story's greatest value to a reader lies in its surprising twists. Seldom can you guess what's going to happen next, except for the one or two times the author wants you to.

Great book.
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