This is a gripping one! I not really much of an ER or General Hopsital type fan. Oh, don't get me wrong, in a crisis I tend to be a first responder type. I just have watched enough people pass with out being a paramedic, but I tend to draw to other kinds of books. I am very glad I was drawn to Tomorrow We Die though!
Shawn Grady brought his real life background into this book and started it out on the ground going full tilt.
In Tomorrow We Die, Johnathan Trestle is an emergancy paramedic. His charactor is the kind of people I knew in college, and still know some like today. Johnathan and his friend Bones answer a down the on side walk call which manages to save a man's lfie. Then what could have so easily been a last dying request winds up with Johnathan being given a note to give to "Martin". He has no idea who Martin is, or exactly where to find him, but Johnathan feels compeled to complete this task even though the man was still living when they got him to the hospital.
Johanthan gets there to find the *same man* but this time, he has been murdered! Thus starts The Angel Of Death tracking Johanathan! I refuse to tell you too much, but I will say that this starts a life and death race for Johanathan as he is driven to find the Truth of how he got into this mess, while not having his "number called".
I really enjoyed the work that Shawn Grady put into this book. I love how he poured his real life training, and probably some experiences he can't name by name, into this story for us to read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shawn has served for over a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in northern Nevada. From fire engines and ambulances to tillered ladder trucks and helicopters, Shawn’s work environment has always been dynamic. The line of duty has carried him to a variety of locale, from high-rise fires in the city to the burning heavy timber of the eastern Sierras.
Shawn attended Point Loma Nazarene University as a Theology undergrad before shifting direction to acquire an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology as well as Paramedic licensure through Truckee Meadows Community College.
Shawn currently lives in Reno, Nevada, just outside of Lake Tahoe. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.
The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. With the simple decision to honor a dying man's last wish, Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life. He must race for the truth before the Angel of Death comes calling for him.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Tomorrow We Die, go to HERE.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/076420596X