Featured Book Review: The Reckoning: A Father And Son Battle As the Civil War Erupts
Bob Larranaga (Author)

The Reckoning is an action-packed thriller by Bob Larranaga about the misery of the Civil War. Set on Florida’s gulf coast, The Reckoning combines rich story-telling and real characters into a fast-paced adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Reckoning tells of Ed Canfield, a war veteran with a haunted past. He is suffering from Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD), also known as soldier’s heart. Ed is a likable, strong character. He fights through his PTSD and emerges a stronger man. Although it is a Civil War novel, The Reckoning is not short of heart, which is added to the story through a budding romance. By Ed’s side is fearless, strong-willed Maureen, Ed’s target of affection. Maureen adds a welcome dash of femininity to the novel, as well as a touch of romance to strike a balance between action and emotion. The Reckoning also presents a touching account of a father-son relationship that blossoms in the face of danger and survival. Ed’s son from a failed marriage, Jesse, arrives to live with him. The two share a cold relationship at first, but that soon changes as Civil War erupts and the two are forced to support each other through the ordeal.

Ed and his comrades are faced with numerous tribulations and readers are given a rich description of Civil Wars and their going-ons. Larranagas impeccable detail paints a clear picture of the story in a readers mind: I wore a soiled cotton shirt, pants stained with fish blood and pine tar. The setting is well-developed, and situations are very real; a reader is plunged into the action and despair. Warning you may feel anxiety, but that is normal. Larranaga’s in-depth research into the Civil War history shows in the intricate way he weaves knowledge into The Reckoning. Larranaga impresses with his highly-polished, well-edited book. The Reckoning is recommended for history buffs and any reader who loves a well-written action novel.

The Reckoning: A Father And Son Battle As the Civil War Erupts
Bob Larranaga (Author)
ISBN: 978-1434866066

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