Longboat Key, Florida (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
Oceanview Publishing will release TERMINAL LIFE: A Suited Hero by Richard Torregrossa in Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60809-120-1, Thriller, 272 Pages, $26.95) and all e-Book / Digital Formats (ISBN: 978-1-60809-121-8, $14.95) on July 1, 2014.
Richard Torregrossa, author of CARY GRANT: A Celebration of Style releases his first thriller, complete with a hero (or anti-hero) with excellent taste in men's fashion, this July.
(Synopsis supplied by Oceanview Publishing)
" Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been mysteriously murdered and his son has disappeared. These tragedies, in addition to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, push him over the edge. He has also been diagnosed with an incipient form of cancer, but he forgoes treatment, a decision that is akin to a slow suicide.
Although he lives in a shelter, he wears an impeccable suit, an eccentric characteristic that sets him apart from his fellow down-and-outers and just about everybody else. He is nicknamed, somewhat ironically, The Suited Hero.
Revenge and the search for his son spark a kind of rebirth in him that is as cathartic as it is brutal. This leads him into the dangerous world of illegal prescription drug distribution, where nobody in this gripping mystery crime thriller— not even some family members—is who they appear to be."
“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel is the first in a fascinating series of planned books featuring antihero Luke Stark. The tension and breakneck pace begin on the first page and refuse to relent until the very last. Noir with originality and a unique twist.”
—New York Journal of Books
“Nonfiction author Torregrossa (Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style) makes his suspense debut with this violent, action-filled series opener. Fans of men-of-action straight-to-video movies will best appreciate this one.”
TERMINAL LIFE is distributed by Midpoint Trade, and is available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, and other fine wholesalers, and may be found through all major book retailers and public libraries.
About the Author
Richard Torregrossa is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Financial Times, Newsday, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, Movieline, Self, Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, The South China Morning Post, Las Vegas Magazine, Desert Living, The Ritz Carlton Magazine, The Modern Gentleman's blog, and many other online media. He is the author of eight books, the most recent the acclaimed biography Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style, Foreword by Giorgio Armani, Afterword by Michael Kors. A first-degree black belt, he is an enthusiastic martial artist who teaches and continues to study a variety of forms, from Kenpo to Jeet Kune Do. Richard’s expertise in the world of men’s fashion and in the world of martial arts shine in Terminal Life, the first in the Suited Hero series. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Requests for author interviews and appearances may be submitted to David Ivester at davidi(at)oceanviewpub(dot)com.