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Richard Holcroft is a pseudonym for Arthur Bauer, a retired airline pilot, former Marine Corps pilot, and attorney.
Mr. Bauer’s writing credits include numerous articles in such magazines and journals as California Living, Carte Blanche, Air Line Pilot and Houston Law Review, and a medico-legal book.
Mr. Bauer received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, an M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University, and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. A member of International Thriller Writers, he currently lives with his wife and cat in Fort Worth, Texas, and Lincoln City, Oregon.
on Nov. 20, 2012 :
This novel really lives up to the name “Thriller.” I was intrigued from page one, and found myself with clenched jaw and heavy breath by the time I reached the dramatic end. Patriot’s Blood reminds me of why I love the Thriller genre, and this story even goes beyond what is truly an edge-of-your-seat ride by bringing you into the real, terrifying world of domestic and foreign terrorism.
The main character, Marchetti, navigates the hazards of bad guys to pursue a case that has been thrust upon him by a client in danger. He begins his pursuit of truth out of duty to his client, but courageously carries it through to the daring finish out of a greater duty to protect innocent lives. Marchetti proves to be the real patriot.
This is an exciting story, and a truly enjoyable read.
(reviewed 56 days after purchase)
on Nov. 18, 2012 :
This book embodies basically everything that interests me in a book. You have Mob references, conspiracy theories, detective work, and a lot of suspense.
It is based around a Lawyer, Marchetti. He is asked by a client of his to investigate a case for him in case of his death.
Once Marchetti begins to do the detective work, he puts everyone around him in danger. But worse than that, it is unknown danger. He cannot figure out where the threat is coming from and who is behind all of it.
It started off with the bombing of an important building and most of the facts were covered up or completely ignored by the government and the FBI. Marchetti’s client was one of the few who had witnessed the bombing and had seen who may had been involved.
The other witnesses began disappearing – staged suicides.
This novel is very well written! It kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole ride. Especially when it really began heating up at the end.
The end was packed full of action, so much that it had my heart beating quickly!
5/5 Stars. It was such an exciting read! I loved it!
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
on Nov. 14, 2012 :
I have never been a big reader of fiction, however: the title caught my attention.
I found the author made a very compelling narrative, and the characters were well developed. As I continued to read, the plot and the characters seemed very real , I finished the book before I realized it was fiction. Very enjoyable reading.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)
on Nov. 01, 2012 :
Very good story ... well written and very easy to read.
Great piece of work. Can't wait to read your next book -
keep it going ! John K. Spring Hill, FL
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)