Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Marc Douglas' Blind Sight Action-Filled Thriller!

Marc Douglas: Take A Walk On The Wild Side!
These guys were content to meet every night in the pub,
drink beer and shoot some pool. Except for Randy,
they needed to practice  their personas.
Joey was anxious for the town
 to see his true identity: to admit they had been
 wrong now that he was a leader.
Joey was just bright enough that the others
 followed him. However, now that Leroy had been beaten…
they demanded answers he didn’t have.
That blonde was delicious, so hot, but the man!
 I’ve never seen anyone handle LeRoy
 as easily as that! Joey wanted to avoid
 any contact or conflict with that guy.
 But the girl…she was so beautiful.
The others were whining,
 demanding he do something for the
 lack of respect the couple had for the gang.
They looked at Joey. “Yeah Joey,
 wese can’t let dat guy jist walks over us like dirt.
 He ain’t no bedder den us!”
Joey could see that unless he did something,
his standing as their leader
would be compromised forever.
I sure wouldn’t mind seeing
 that girl again! What a body!
 I know she was looking at me…I know it.

Blind Sight

By Marc Douglas

I probably wouldn't have finished this book. The author chose to give some of his characters a language that was nearly incomprehensible. What it resulted in is a complete disruption, a withdrawal, from being involved in the book because readers have to literally stop and try to figure out what the misspellings, abbreviated words, etc., are supposed to mean. I normally don't mind when a character has a colloquial dialogue, or there is an attempt to show education level. This author needs to do better with this or readers may not take the time to grasp what the story is about...

And that would be a loss for those readers, in my

What kept me reading was the remainder of the book outside of some of the dialogue. Douglas has an easy writing style that pulls you in without realizing it and I wound up turning the pages faster as I went...ending with a one-word feeling: "Redemption." You'll have to let me know if the word fits for you. Before the ending, however, is lots of criminal action as well as scenes that show individuals, even in the hardest situations, who will still try to do what they feel is right...

The book opens as Sadie is being chased in the woods, by a group of men who have recently turned into biker-group wannabees, but had no bikes, so roamed around in a van.

Sadie and her husband Dozer had made the mistake of stopping at an isolated country bar to go to the bathroom. Sadie couldn't go any further and they had stopped, even though concerned about what kind of place it looked to be.

They were wrong in one way. Joey, the leader of this little band of loners, immediately "fell in love" with Sadie and was quite willing to have her stay for he was convinced that she was interested and flirting with him. Readers immediately realize this man is...scary, to the say the least...

But Joey had something to prove. A biker gang, named Road Kill, owned all of the criminal activities in the area and the town people nearby were quite willing to let their income help keep their little community going... Joey had gone to join and had not only been denied membership but had been humiliated...

Now he had his own gang, and when Sadie and Dozer left they followed them, rode them off the road, shooting Dozer and putting Sadie on the run...

Otis was the leader of the Road Kill. His daughter, Grace, had been seriously burned when his anger had caused grease to fly into her face and body. He already had much guilt toward his daughter because when she was younger, his wife had tried to take Grace and leave--only to be attacked and killed by one of the other bikers. Otis had allowed Grace to think she had run off. Otis had regret about Grace and took much money to give her reconstructive surgery and then to build a dorm where she would teach the children of the bikers who always had problems when trying to attend public school.

Ultimately these two plots merge and just when you think you're moving toward the end, another twist occurs, another, and then another...taking you almost to the end before you finally see what has happened to many of the characters in the novel.

Others have compared Douglas to Dean Koontz, but I think it would only relate to his later novels. This book does not fall in the early horror-type stories from Koontz, but rather those that showed that good can come out of strange situations and even from stranger people involved in those situations. The character Joey, especially, turned out to be almost unbelievable and yet, the ending couldn't have been more perfect, in my opinion...

Take a chance and pass over the troublesome "bees" and other words that prove harder to understand...I think you'll find the novel worthwhile if you do...


Douglas Novels
Adventure, thrillers and science fiction novels, books that are good to curl up with.

I write novels that entertain but also offer observations and questions that need to be asked.

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