New Novel Tells One Man’s Frightening Path to Truth and Justice

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Author Marty Rose’s debut book, “End of Innocence” is a gripping tale of abuse, revenge, and redemption

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A shattering trauma in youth marked author Marty Rose forever. In a revelatory work about sexual abuse at the hands of a once trusted person, a priest named Father Bart, Rose spins a frightening reality behind the altar in the memoir End of Innocence. It follows the author’s painful journey from being an abused altar server and how he managed to get retribution in the end.

When David was young, Father Bart betrays his innocent trust through sexual exploitation. David then becomes detached from society and closes himself off from family. He keeps his tragic secret within, where he finds a way to cope with the psychological trauma. As he matures, he is supported by his dark companions, Sid—an obstinate brute out for retribution—and Seth—his protector.

After Sid delivers his justice, Detective DaLuga vows to find the avenger. In the process, DaLuga learns more than he was looking for. He is taught to look beyond the badge of duty and into the heart and soul of his suspect. Meanwhile, despite the death of Father Bart, David still tries to escape his dark past. Will someone help him overcome his demons?

End of Innocence is a well-written novel that opens doors to dark places that most people fear of. However, it also takes readers to new places in the human heart and spirit and conveys hope, strength, and courage.

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About the Author
Marty Rose, a practicing respiratory therapist in Naperville, lives with his wife and three daughters in Tinley Park, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Francis. Already an artist, he discovered a new avenue of expression while obtaining his degree—inspired by his English teacher, Tara Schumacher, words replaced the paints on his palette. He says that if a picture is worth a thousand words—a thousand well-placed words create an infinite variety of images.

Rose is a liturgical minister in the Catholic Church.

End of Innocence * by Marty Rose
Publication Date: August 13, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 263 pages; 978-1-4771-1512-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 263 pages; 978-1-4771-1513-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-1514-5

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