From his background of medicine and psychiatry which includes several non-fiction books, Mark wrote his first debut fiction novel in the form of the wonderful suspenseful and riveting, “Mad Dog House” which he shared with us on his last visit. This book went on to be a “Finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award” (Thriller & Suspense), as well as receiving werll over a 150 glowing reviews on Amazon, and I might add one of the favorite books in my own household. This was followed with the tense, moving, and wondrously bone-chilling novel. novel "Love Gone Bad".
Now Mark has another hit on his hands in the form of his novella "The Foot Soldier".
About "The Foot Soldier"
Right after college graduation, Costa, a lower-middle-class kid from Buffalo, New York, is drafted into the US army and plunged into the Vietnam War. The Foot Solder catapults the reader back to the conflict that changed America.
This is a compelling novella of morality—right or wrong in a split second in the hell of the jungle—when it really matters, regardless of rank, military orders, or rule books. It asks how a soldier survives, how he deals with dislocation, and how he reacts when given an order that defies everything he’s ever believed about the human soul.
One reviewer wrote...
"I'm so grateful I was urged to read The Foot Soldier, despite its subject matter being
something I normally would have avoided. Many women are like me: we avoid war
stories. In this case, that would be a huge mistake. You will not be able to put this story
down--or forget it. The Foot Soldier is a must-read for everyone."
Other news Mark shared is that while "Mad Dog House was originally planned standalone novel so many people have been wanting more of the characters he is bringing out a follow up in the form of “Mad Dog Justice" later this year.
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