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The Winemaker's Son Paperback – October 20, 2005
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Edgar nominated author, Tim Hallinan says, "C.J. West is a powerful and original writer, and I look forward to reading him for a long time."
Vincent Zandri, author of The Innocent, says, "C.J. West is one of my favorite indie authors writing today."
Avid fans insist that any mystery or suspense lover who reads Sin And Vengeance and The End of Marking Time will become a C.J. West fan.
C.J.'s Randy Black series features Sin And Vengeance, A Demon Awaits, and Gretchen Greene. The series is unusual because Randy Black undergoes a major transformation in the second book. Many readers are amazed at how strongly they root for a character they despised.
The End of Marking Time provides a touch of sci-fi as Michael O'Connor navigates a criminal justice system that substitutes counselors and monitoring technology for prisons and guards. This intense psychological novel challenges readers to consider all they know about crime and justice.
For traditional mystery readers, C.J. offers the Lorado Martin Mystery Series about a junk man who splits his time between the worlds of antiques and collectibles and his work providing housing and jobs for recovering addicts. The first book in the series, Dinner At Deadman's was released in 2012.
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Top Customer Reviews
Charlie, the son of an overbearing business man, and Randy, a free-wheeling man completely unworried about repercussions, are having a threesome with an older lady, Deirdre, in a vacant farmhouse. The death of a character scatters them, but they are brought back together seemingly by fate. The sins of more than one generation come back to haunt them, and the chase is on. I was spellbound by the turn of the pages that tied in tragic past events with current day vengeance. I'm not even sure if I ate dinner that night, as I was so sucked into the book. If you want a dish of adventure, C.J. hands it to you on a platter, and liberally sprinkles twists and turns like a master chef adds eye-catching garnish. No mere parsley on the side here!
Go pick up a copy - you know that you want to!
Sin & Vengeance is fresh, fast-paced action and addictive! What sets this book apart from other mysteries and novels is the level of detail that C.J. West infuses into his plot. Sin & Vengeance was well worth the price and effort to purchase and bound to become a best seller. I predict with his ability to weave a tale with such finesse and his command of the English language, C.J. West will become a household name.
I liked the writing and the plot well enough, but had a hard time caring one way or the other about any of the characters. Randy is obviously a whack-job and I honestly don't even care how he got that way. Charles is an egotistical ass. Charlie is a lemming. Deidre isn't much better than a lemming. The only two who I remotely liked were Laroche (And even he's sketchy) and Elisabeth. Tho why she didn't just walk out when she figured out what was going on I'm not sure I'll ever understand. You're husband is a lying sack of crap at best and a murderer at worst... hmmm. Gaaaaaaah.
If you have the patience to wait for the action to pick up I would recommend this book.
It took a while to get the book from Barnes and Noble, and I had a stack to read, but once I got to Sin and Vengeance I was not disappointed !!! Randy/Oliver is one of the best protagonists I have come across in years, and Charles Marston is a great depiction of the typical parent who has an athlete for a son or daughter. They are never good enough and sports is a waste of time to them !!!
When I hit page 100 I was so entranced I stayed up until 2:30 AM to finish what I started.
I cannot understand, with all the crap out there why a major publisher has not jumped all over you with a big time deal. The story is believable and haunting, and the writing flows effortlessly with characters that are so well conceived you can almost reach out and touch them.
I won't stop here, and I certainly hope you won't either. Keep writing works like this and you will be a household name sometime soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book with all its twists and turns. I couldn't put it down. Great read.Published 9 months ago by Sharon Patow
The story started off wild and finished that way as well. I enjoyed the mystery although it was a little much.Published 14 months ago by anonymousSA29
Fast paced book, really enjoyed this easy read. I could see someone who was this mad actually do this vengeance. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Pamela Huffman
Interesting take on sin and revenge with a very exciting ending, which made it difficult to put the book down at that point. Read morePublished 20 months ago by B. R. Cook
I recommend this read. The characters were interesting and the twists and turns of the plot will surprise you and keep you very entertained.Published 24 months ago by Kim L. Archer
This book started with a bang and ended that way as well. A bit graphic for my taste but a really good story line that you won't fully grasp till the very end. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Lisa Rains
Engaging read with good character development. Keeps your interest until the end. Would recommend to those who like some surprises along the way.Published on July 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I read about 40 percent of this book and found no one and nothing I liked. I should have put a cork in it after the first sip.Published on June 22, 2013 by Shirley Y. Thomas
This was very well written and a good read, but suffered at times from a few problems. My biggest problem was how it was predictable in some of the bigger aspects. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer