- Paperback: 434 pages
- Publisher: Bowditch Press (February 19, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989840611
- ISBN-13: 978-0989840613
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,166,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The cover and the synopsis pulled me into the book and I was really excited to start it. You have this man named Jesse who is having a rough patch in his marriage but loves his children unconditionally. He gets a job offer that can change his whole life around. When he decides to take the job it appears to be more than he first expected and if he thought there was a way out well he is wrong unless it is in a body bag.
At first everything seems okay he has an unlimited supply of drugs as his usage and lots of money, plus it helps he has a brand new look. Though when he starts being around others who work for Santee and are in his inner circle he starts questions what exactly is going on. Santee likes Jesse and his sort of thinking on how some operations should operate but not everyone likes Jesse and his ideas. Towards the end we see what Jesse will have to do to become a free man.
This is an action book but I felt it lacked the full action of drug dealers. I mean there was no hold your breath moments of possibly being captured by police even if some law enforcement was in Santee's pocket and they kept the heat off of them. I guess when I imagine drug runs, guns and what not I want a lot of action not just medicore. The only time I really felt the action was towards the end and I kept wondering what would happen.
The one character I really wanted to know more was the mistress to Santee. She was very mysterious and at the end we never know exactly who she is and maybe that is what the author wanted.
The book overall was good, the characters were written to where you could connect in some ways with them. Even though it was a good book it was one of those stories I could put down and it was hard for me to fully invest in it as I was hoping for more. Give it a try though as you may enjoy it more.
Read another book by the author and wanted to read more, he puts you in the scenes as if you are there experiencing it all with him as he's telling you what's going on.
Like how the author describes things so you can understand even the most complicated of things and puts you at ease, as if he is protecting you, as you are in the book with him as it's being written.
This book starts out with Jesse and he's at odds with his wife and daughters. After a charter plane ride he decides to travel south to help Santee with further charters. He knows drugs will be involved but he does it for a few reasons.
Love travel and explanations of things checked before the flight, very precise and routine and very particular in how it's all done, every time.
Things get quite complicated at times, just when things are running smoothly but he figures out a way to complete the mission.
There's also the mystery of his brother in law that has gone missing, he was lobstering and never returned, not did his boat.
Story I found fascinating as to the inner workings of drug traffic, fast paced action at the same time as laid back lounging in the water....
Total surprise ending, didn't see it happening like that!
Once Upon A Nightmare was a really great read. It was filled with suspense, mystery, action, and drama. The plot had many twists and turns that made me flip every page with eagerness. Well, maybe in the beginning I was turning pages to get on with the story because the beginning was slightly dull, but that’s only because I don’t have an interest in plane mechanics and I just wanted to get to the good juicy parts. When those parts come up… boy oh boy you wouldn’t be able to put the book down. The characters were well written and easily relatable. And when I say relatable, I don’t mean that we would all go, “Hey, I too drink alcohol like a fish and abuse drugs, while making drug runs for the big boss of an underground criminal organization,” but we can all relate that when life gets to that point where it’s insufferable, the first exciting and interesting thing to present itself would drag you in, whether it’s good or bad. That’s what happened to Jesse. It was interesting to see how his life did a 180, and when his new and thrilling life became intense and dangerous, it was equally interesting to see what it took for him to escape when leaving was not an option.
I give this book 4 fangs! It was pleasantly enjoyable for me, since I don’t normally read drug and criminal underworld influenced books, but it was a ride! I would definitely recommend this book to readers who love thrillers, action, violence (which if you like violence, I hope it’s for the fictional world only), and drama filled books. And if you’re a plane enthusiast who reads on the side, this book is a win for you.
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