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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

{Blog Tour} THE SCHWARZSCHILD RADIUS by Gustavo Florentin

The Schwarzschild Radius, by Gustavo Florentin
Genre: detective mystery-thriller
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Re-Release­­: September 23, 2014.
Cover Artist: Andrea Garcia (

Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.

After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.

When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target.

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 Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"When a star about two or three times the size of our sun dies, it collapses until the entire mass of the star is concentrated at one point -- a singularity -- a black hole. As it's collapsing, it becomes denser and its gravitational attraction increases until nothing can escape its surface. In the case of the Earth, the escape velocity is seventeen-thousand miles an hour. But when the gravitational attraction is billions of times greater, the escape velocity exceeds the speed of light. Nothing can travel faster than light, so nothing can escape the surface of such an object. When the collapsing star reaches that size where its gravitational attraction is so great that nothing, not even light can escape, it's reached its Schwarzschild Radius." 
The above quote is from Joules, Rachel's BFF in the book. He describes what you're about to experience as you journey with Rachel on her quest to find her missing sister. This book will run you through emotion after emotion. Sorrow, fear, disgust, horror, sympathy, empathy, heartbreak, and bitter relief. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into when I agreed to review this book and it was quite the amazing surprise. Bit by bit, piece by piece, more and more is revealed, and more and more is appalling, and you will be holding your breath in anticipation, and fear, as to what could be revealed next.

Rachel is one hell of a character. Brave, strong, determined, loyal, intelligent, can't help but admire her and and be envious of Olivia and the devotion and love her sister holds for her. Even if you're totally loved and adored by your family, Rachel's love is POWERFUL. And you will gasp and grip your kindle tightly as Florentin weaves this story around and around.

An excellent read. I don't know if I could read it again as some descriptions were truly horrifying, but I'm glad I read it this time around. Definitely thrilling, definitely consuming, definitely a breath stealer and kindle bruiser.  

About The Author:

GUSTAVO FLORENTIN was born in Queens, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry, working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronic warfare projects.

After the fall of the Soviet Union many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore. While others waited for the “peace dividend,” he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic destinations and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He’s currently working on his third novel in his New Jersey home.

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