ByMiss Helen Clarkon 23 April 2018
On The Devil's Side of Heaven is a fast paced and gripping crime thriller. The characters are very briefly introduced and then the book is straight in to the plot, which really fits the storyline and pace of the book. The storyline moves along quickly and really draws you in. There are plenty of twists, surprises and tense moments to keep you turning the pages right until the end.
Although the main characters are dark and twisted they are very likeable and you will be routing for them throughout. It is a unique point of view that the stereotypical bad guys and the good guys of the story.
The book is really well written with no holes in the plot and no dragging out of the story.
I've loved reading On The Devil's Side of Heaven and will be looking out for more from the author.
5.0 out of 5 starsGood Read. Thanks for the ride!!
22 January 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
A friend suggested I read this book. I bought the digital version and now have purchased two more in paperback to give away as gifts. It's a fantastic action/thriller with a bit of comedy to take off the edge. The main character is a hit-man that is now a target himself, along with his family. After a few failed attempts, the hunt for their attempted killers and the person or people who hired them takes the reader on an exciting journey through small Colorado and Florida towns. The author has artistically painted vivid scenes and created interesting characters/situations that captivated me throughout this book. I actually found myself letting the dog out at 2AM, picking up the tablet while waiting, then spending another hour reading until I realized that I had to work the next day...oops. I always know a good book when I don't want to put it down....and I have put down a few. This book was well written, enjoyable, and an easy, quick read. It could/should be translated to the big screen one day, and I will go and see it for sure.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis will be a movie one day!
6 March 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great story line with awesome character development! I had a hard time putting the book down... I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good adventure combined with a little love story!
5 out of 5 stars Impressive debut
ByAmazon Customeron January 26, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a fast-paced page turning action adventure.
Looking forward to more from this new author.
Keep up the good work.
By john mann on April 30, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
I read this whole book in 2 sittings, it really grabbed my imagination, being from the Grand Valley and all. There are a couple oops's in it that only a local will notice but the plot is good and the ending is cool because it doesn't stick with the overdone stereotypical writing style favored by all too many authors nowadays. Overall, enjoyable enough that I'll keep an eye peeled for this guys next effort.
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Roger Peppercorn has suffered for the better part of his life from wanderlust and this need to see the other side of the horizon has taken him to all parts of the world. The people and backdrop of his travels have served as the inspiration behind his characters and storytelling. As a child, his mother taught him to read and write. His father's collection of Louis Lamour novels provoked the fantastical images in his mind and the romance of the written word. In the seventh grade, his history teacher brought the characters of a bygone era alive. From that point on, Roger began to hone his skills in storytelling. After high school, Roger took a course in creative writing that was taught by a long haired hippy in a Hawaiian shirt. Roger’s grandmother used to tell tales of traveling across the plains in a covered wagon, the woes of having a son sent off to war, and the larger-than-life man she met at Pea Green Hall who later became her husband. His first two novels "On The Devils Side of Heaven" and "The Sometimes Long Road Home" take place on the western slopes of Colorado, in the sleepy town of Fruita, where he grew up. They center on the strained relationships and sorted histories of three characters - Walt, Ronald and Jessica, and violence that erupts around them. Roger is married and is a father of four beautiful children. He currently calls South Dakota his home.
With the drop of a judge’s gavel, Walt Walker has finally lost everything. The badge and gun he used to carry and the moral certainty of right and wrong, good and evil that used to keep him grounded. Now Walt, sans gun, gets his badges from an Army Navy store. He spends his days in South Florida, working for a boutique insurance firm as their investigator. He spends his nights in dive bars, trying to forget the mess he has made of his life. Ronald Jacobs always preferred the title Human Resource Manger to Hitman. But now that he's retired, he can concentrate on living in the shadows as a respectable gentlemen farmer. Far from the reach and pull of his past life. Their transgressions are behind them but a chance encounter and a failed assassination attempt sets the two of them on a collision course of violence and retribution. Hunted by contract killers, the law, and corporate bag men, they are pursued across the unforgiving adobes and the sweeping vistas of the Mesa Valley in Western Colorado. Survival means putting their past in front of them and their differences aside, because in this world the only thing that matters is to cast not others on the devil’s side of heaven, lest you be cast in with them.