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Saturday, June 25, 2011

review: roll of the die by Sean P. Bridges

"And when you do, it's like Russian roulette. When the chamber comes up full, 
you don't get a second chance." - Stephen Barnes

Roll of the Die
Riley Toback never plans to go back to jail. after serving four years for armed robbery, he is now making a fresh start in Atlantic City. he gets married to Carol and has a job he enjoys at Sully's Garage. despite the challenges, Riley feels good about everything because everything is way better than prison until his brother-in-law Joey makes a proposition. Joey asks Riley to help him pull a heist at a Jersey Shore nightclub but the job gets botched up. not only does it leave a bloody aftermath but it also earns them the ire of gangster Karim Rashid. Karim and his henchmen track them down and Riley - to save himself and his wife - ends up as a contestant in a deadly twisted game of Russian roulette called Triple Six.
Roll of the Die is a one-way trip to a dark underground of high stakes players. it is edgy and gritty entertainment that echoes the bloodlust of Roman spectators. its violent theme is not for the faint-hearted but it is a very compelling read.
amidst the savagery is a story of love and sacrifice. Riley and his co-participants face the greatest challenge of their lives. it spells deliverance or damnation either for themselves or for their loved ones.
i was mesmerized by the plot and by author Sean Bridges' storytelling. this book may not be for everyone but i highly recommend it.
for me, it is an honest and brutal depiction of how far man will go at the expense of his fellow men. it is also about how choices and a bit of luck in a game of chance can redeem or forfeit one's life.

*The Roll of the Die is available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Sony Reader Store
for more information about Sean Bridges and his work, please visit http://www.one11productions.com/ and his Facebook page.

my personal rating is:
Roll of the Die contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Roll of the Die from the author himself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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