Shock is a book with a love story, heartbreak, depression, self-pity, rebirth, goals, a war criminal, murder, accomplishment, a funeral and a love story. More
Rick Rousser is a man who was raised by strict but fair parents in West Texas just after the Vietnam War. He has a relatively normal childhood and grows into a decent man. Rick becomes a Pharmacist and marries his college sweetheart. His life is turned upside down when the woman of his dreams turns into a nightmare. Despair and depression set in. He gives up everything and begins a journey of debauchery and self-pity with no direction or destination. At the end of his rope, a fortuitous friendship develops. With the help of his new friend, Rick starts over. He finds happiness and even finds love again. But as so happens in life he suffers another tragic setback. This one is horrific. Rick must find a way to recover and prevent himself from returning to a path of self-destruction.
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