Once again into the fray we must go to stand firm in the goodness of the light-Freedom’s Light- against those that hide in the dark shadows of evil. From the streets of NYC, to the remote badlands of Iraq, the world finds itself against an enemy as evil and ruthless as ever before. Follow Rob and Tex as you are pulled into an action packed story of love, loss, faith, and enduring friendship.
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“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. General George S. Patton”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Grady Harp
Author Robert Saniscalchi offers he third book, his first two being the sensitive BULLETS AND BANDAGES (inspired by his older brother who was a field medic Vietnam 68-69) and MY LIFE FOR HER (another novel focused on the Vietnam war and the after effects). FREEDOM’S LIGHT addresses the wars in Afghanistan and the subsequent effect on the world.
In a touching Preface Robert recounts the constancy of evil in the world – the struggle between good and evil in the form of terrorism. ‘The stark reality of the brutal kill-or-be-killed mentality struck home, and finally, the righteous of the world began to fight back. From the ashes, they gleaned a great lesson. They learned to seek out the evil ones and destroy them. They learned that even in the midst of a simmering, sinister doom, there is always, always hope. The sooner all of society realizes that we must stand together, the better. There is hope! In our combined strength, we will fight terror with deadly determination and at last put an end to this evil threat… and when we do; the world will be a much better place for it.’
The chosen characters are Rob and Roy – Roy being a veteran from Desert Storm. To offer a flavor and open the window to the characters Robert eases us into the setting: ‘It was a cold, blustery day in late November, in the year that was the dawn of the new millennium. The Marrinos were heading north on the Jersey Parkway, toward upstate New York. The driver of the SUV was Paul, locked in deep conversation with his two brothers, Rob and Roy. The topic of the day was deer hunting. In fact, the lure of venison and the thrill of the hunt were the very reasons for their annual trip to the family’s mountain hideaway. Paul, the elder among them, managed computer systems for a large accounting firm. Roy, a journeyman tradesman, worked in the Carpenters Union. Both were avid bow and gun hunters. The youngest, Rob, was 28, an enlisted man, working for Uncle Sam. He’d always been a sportsman, and he enjoyed hunting with his brothers, not so much for the kill as for soaking in the beauty of the great outdoors. Both Paul and Roy were married men, settled down, Rob’s military career kept him at a distance; thus, he always looked forward to this time of year. He’d invested almost a decade in the U.S. Army. A veteran of Desert Storm, he had worked his way up the ranks to become part of a Special Operations Delta Force team. It took Rob several months of intensive training to qualify and become part of that elite force, which was tasked with taking care of threats to national security. While he hadn’t walked down the aisle yet, Rob loved his girlfriend, Ashley, who easily accepted his long stays away. Both understood and dealt with one another’s independence, and that made her the perfect soulmate for a military man. The military took Rob on intense, dangerous assignments all over the world, but every November, as often as he could, he eagerly looked forward to being home for the holidays, with a month of downtime.’
Following the events of this intense book we gather the psychology from Robert’s synopsis: ‘Once again into the fray we must go to stand firm in the goodness of the light-Freedom’s Light- against those that hide in the dark shadows of evil. From the streets of NYC, to the remote badlands of Iraq, the world finds itself against an enemy as evil and ruthless as ever before. Follow Rob and Tex as you are pulled into an action packed story of love, loss, faith, and enduring friendship.’ And in this fashion Robert takes us through the 9/11 event and the aftermath and how that rise of terrorism and its continuing aftermath has changed us all. Books like this help us understand the various responses to the unthinkable – that unthinkable that continues to occur with increasing regularity.
Robert allows us to reexamine the world as we find it today – and in doing so provides an important personal adjunct to history. Grady Harp, September 16
About the Author
Thanks for stopping by to peek at Robert’s books. Robert J Saniscalchi was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is from a big Italian family. He is married, and resides in Winter Springs, Florida and Berks County, PA
Robert is an author,writer, and reader of the known/unknown. Robert has a passion for using his imagination and writing fictional stories. Robert is the author of the critically acclaimed books- Bullets and Bandages, the fictional thriller-My Life,For Her, and his newest story- Freedom’s Light. Robert is also an avid reader, “There is nothing like the comfort of a good book in hand.”
Robert is a member of various online writing and reading communities. He invites you to visit his author’s webpage at http://robertjbooks.com
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