Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Review: The Churning

In Justin Edison’s second novel, Persian-American soccer star Arman Hessabi wakes in chains in a house of enemies. Driven in part by an abusive older brother, the hero feels his life is complete with the glory, women and riches afforded by a Premier League striker’s lifestyle. But he meets his match in Fat Man, Captain, Huck and Kay—men who hold him in thrall somewhere in Europe. Through trials, Hessabi comes to question his own ego and position in life. But is it too late for a soccer star with no apparent power over his own fate?


The Churning was a great suspenseful thriller that draws you in right from the start. On the very first pages, the reader is introduced to a U.S. soccer player who’s been kidnapped, tied to a chair, and is about to be killed. The hero doesn't remember how he ended up there, and you'll want to keep reading through all the twists and turns to find out what happens. A great read for all fans of suspense!

About the Author 

Justin A. Edison has been writing for twenty-odd years and is a graduate of the Hamline and Evansville writing programs. Booktrope published his 'revamped' soccer-themed suspense novel, "The Churning" in 2015. His first novel, "Watching the World Fall," was published (after much labor) in 2010. Edison continues work on "Endgame," a war novel and other works.
He divides his time among website work, soccer coaching, playing (poorly), being Dad (a little better) writing, cooking and inventing (occasionally realistic) products. He lives in Seattle with his wife, two kids and a vocal cat.

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