Book Title: Counterstrike
Author: John Groh
Publishing Date: January 2014
Length: 436 pages (approx)
Source: Gifted by Author
They grew up competing as brothers and develop real estate in two worlds, apartments and commercial. Only natural—in their father’s tracks.
But after Boyce’s wife dies in a ferocious car accident it’s more than two rivals in their thirties. Overnight their safe zones bleed at the edges as Boyce’s animosity grows more treacherous by the hour.
The brothers wield all available tools to outwit and unhinge each other while a family friend named Boots watches the reciprocal backstabbing. Meantime their father’s $60 million trust finally nears distribution.
These well educated brothers carefully measure the gains and losses of each deal, not throwing millions at the Phoenix wind like swashbuckling entrepreneurs. But their recriminations escalate over three hot months and the action-reaction Richter registers earthquakes.
Hold on for the ride! From two hack sawed human hands to a llama’s neck cut at 90 degrees; opening a grave at midnight; Indian remains covering a mall site; bribing the county tax assessor; a rubber doll’s serrated shoulders with no arms; and gun show booths called Bob’s Bang Room and Shoot the Works.
This masterfully drawn narrative features hate, betrayal and murderous treachery. Shifting alliances, riveting intensity and shocking thrills propel the story like a Ferrari racer through twists and turns to a terrifying climax. Some pages may repel and others are naughty, but they push Counterstrike to riveting levels of jaw dropping entertainment.
John Groh bought, sold and invested in real estate for thirty-five years to gain valuable experience for this thriller called Counterstrike. He lives in Arizona with his spouse Nancy and German shepherd Rex, a dog of big heart who's always hungry. His favorite lair for writing is a log cabin in Arizona's White Mountains where Rex provides comic relief chasing ravens, squirrels and elk. A proven writer with backbone, John knows that sometimes truths about real estate and sibling rivalry are best told through fiction. He has written eight books and holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Along the way he taught in higher education and served in the USAF Reserve. His website is http://johngroh.com.