Wounds   -     By: Alton Gansky
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B&H Books / 2013 / Paperback

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A man's lifeless body is found in the fresh soil of San Diego's botanical garden. Cause of death is asphyxiation, an easy call for the medical examiner. More mysterious, however, are the tiny drops of blood on the victim's skin, resulting from hundreds of punctures.

A rabbi leaving his house for work expects a regular day at the synagogue. That quickly changes when he discovers a dead man on his front lawn, clearly beaten to death.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 X 1.03 (inches)
ISBN: 1433677180
ISBN-13: 9781433677182
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 A man’s lifeless body is found in the fresh soil of San Diego’s botanical garden. Cause of death is asphyxiation, an easy call for the medical examiner. More mysterious, however, are the tiny drops of blood on the victim’s skin, resulting from hundreds of punctures.

A rabbi leaving his house for work expects a regular day at the synagogue. That quickly changes when he discovers a dead man on his front lawn, clearly beaten to death.

Motorcycle riders racing along the empty streets of an abandoned military base stumble across another man’s corpse, its skin revealing long, red-purple marks of a thrashing given with wood dowels.

The numbers mount. Each week another victim and another mysterious clue in a game of mass murder the police don’t want to lose. The solution rests with Dr. Ellis Poe, a religious professor who only wishes to be left alone with his books and classes.

But evil must be faced, and the choice is no longer his own.

Author Bio

Alton Gansky is the Angel Award-winning, Christy Award-nominated author of more than three dozen books and director of the premier Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers conference. He holds two degrees in Biblical Studies and lives with his wife in central California.

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  1. wonderwheel
    Mentor, Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Riviting
    October 1, 2013
    wonderwheel
    Mentor, Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wounds is definitely not a disappointment in what you would expect from Alton Gansky. His writing is like no other and this book is proof.

    It's riviting from start to finish. It's a suspence novel to the ninth degree, but he innerlaces humor that gives you a little relief from the intenceness of the book.

    But it's a powerful read and one that you will want to have on your must read list.
  2. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Serial Killer, Action, Mystery Thriller
    June 19, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Alton Gansky in his new book, "Wounds" published by B&H Publishing Group brings us into the life of Dr. Ellis Poe.

    From the back cover: A crime of passion

    A man's lifeless body is found in the fresh soil of San Diego's botanical garden. Cause of death is asphyxiation, an easy call for the medical examiner. More mysterious, however, are the tiny drops of blood on the victim's skin, resulting from hundreds of punctures.

    A rabbi leaving his house for work expects a regular day at the synagogue. That quickly changes when he discovers a dead man on his front lawn, clearly beaten to death.

    Motorcycle riders racing along the empty streets of an abandoned military base stumble across another man's corpse, its skin revealing long, red-purple marks of a thrashing given with wood dowels.

    The numbers mount. Each week another victim and another mysterious clue in a game of mass murder the police don't want to lose. The solution rests with Dr. Ellis Poe, a religious professor who only wishes to be left alone with his books and classes.

    But evil must be faced, and the choice is no longer his own.

    Get ready for a nail-biting, page-turning thriller. There is a serial killer on the loose in San Diego and the police are hard pressed to discover the killers identity. The bodies are piling up, the M.O.s are different and there, seemingly, is no pattern unless you count the multiple puncture wounds. And what connection does Dr. Ellis Poe have with all of this? Alton Gansky knows how to craft suspense. So much is going on within the pages of "Wounds" and the characters are so real that you care for all of them, well at least the good guys. There is more to the story that I didn't mention but you didn't really expect me to tell you everything did you? Otherwise you might not want to read the book and I wouldn't want you to pass up an opportunity for a terrific read. "Wounds" is a book that you will want to start early otherwise you will be up very late as you will want to finish it. I highly recommend it.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  3. Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fast-paced police thriller
    June 5, 2013
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It's the week before Easter, and a student from San Diego Theological Seminary has just been found murdered in a manner that is both brutal and unique. Carmen Rainmondi is the police detective assigned to the case, along with partner Bob Tock. And one murder with no leads soon turns into two, then _

    Ellis Poe is a professor at the Seminary, and is both surprised and worried when Carmen Rainmondi turns up to interview him about the victim. Because he recognises her. She's the image of her sister, who he saw murdered years ago. Ellis sees that Carmen is still tormented because the murderer was never found—perhaps because he never reported what he saw. Yet it seems that Ellis might hold the key to this case.

    This was one of those books that:

    a) You shouldn't read alone in the house;

    b) You shouldn't start just before bedtime.

    I didn't make either of these mistakes, thankfully, because once I started, I just couldn't put down. Not only is there the mystery over finding the murderer before he strikes again, but there is the elephant in the room of what Ellis hasn't told Carmen about her sister. Ellis was the archetype of the college professor—intelligent, highly-principled, but a total wimp. He knows what he should do, but he's afraid to do it.

    One thing that was slightly weird was the last line. While it fit the storyline, I don't think it was a good last line (but it would have made a great last line in a prologue leading into a sequel). That's another annoying thing—Wounds is published by B&H, who have just cancelled their fiction line, which almost certainly cuts out the possibility of a sequel. A shame.

    All in all, Wounds is an exciting thriller, albeit a bit gory in places. It's not preachy-Christian (although there is a bit of preaching in the funeral service), and of the main characters, only Ellis is a Christian. There is an underlying theme of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. It's so subtle that a non-Christian probably wouldn't even notice, but it's there. Recommended for thriller fans who don't mind a few dead bodies.

    Thanks to B&H Publishing and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
  4. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    gruesome murders but with a spiritual lesson
    May 12, 2013
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love a good police detective novel and this is a good one.

    Carmen is a homicide detective with the San Diego Police Department. Twenty eight years ago she was planning on med school and becoming a doctor. But then her sister was murdered. That changed Carmen's life. She went into law enforcement and everyday she thought about getting the person who killed her sister.

    It appears that a serial murder is plaguing the city. Horribly tortured men are left in unusual locations. One of the men was a student at a seminary. When Carmen interviews one of the professors, Dr. Poe, she has no idea the two of them are linked by the tragic death of her sister. Dr. Poe sees a possible connection between the gruesome murders and Carmen elicits his help. The suspense builds as the murderer sets his sights on Carmen.

    This is a unique Christian murder mystery. At first I had a bit of trouble with the gruesomeness of the murders. Reading this book is not for the weak stomached. However, I was amazed when Poe made the spiritual connection as to why the victims were tortured as they were and why their bodies were placed in precise locations in the city. Then it all made sense. And I was amazed that there was a spiritual lesson about the gospel in a murder mystery.

    So, the novel is a bit gruesome. But when you finish the book, you'll understand exactly why it had to be that way. Gansky has woven a unique and spiritually enlightening murder mystery. He's on my reading list for future novels for sure.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
  5. Rick
    Middleburg, FL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Review from a Man's Perspective
    May 3, 2013
    Rick
    Middleburg, FL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A man's lifeless body is found in the fresh soil of San Diego's botanical garden. Cause of death is asphyxiation, an easy call for the medical examiner. More mysterious, however, are the tiny drops of blood on the victim's skin, resulting from hundreds of punctures.

    A rabbi leaving his house for work expects a regular day at the synagogue. That quickly changes when he discovers a dead man on his front lawn, clearly beaten to death.

    Motorcycle riders racing along the empty streets of an abandoned military base stumble across another man's corpse, its skin revealing long, red-purple marks of a thrashing given with wood dowels.

    The numbers mount. Each week another victim and another mysterious clue in a game of mass murder the police don't want to lose. The solution rests with Dr. Ellis Poe, a religious professor who only wishes to be left alone with his books and classes.

    But evil must be faced, and the choice is no longer his own.

    I have been reading novels by Alton Gansky for many years. I would venture to say that he is ranked as one of my favorite authors (Harry Lee Kraus is the best!). What makes Alton Gansky so appealing to me is just the fact that he can write fantastic books in so many different sub-genres. He has done war books, light mysteries, world adventure and more. You never know what you will get when you pick up an Alton Gansky novel, but you know that you won't be disappointed.

    Detective Carmen Rainmondi has her own ghosts to battle. One of them is the cold case that involves her sister from many years ago. Today, though, she is battling a new serial killer that is leaving bodies all of San Diego. None of the victims seem to have anything in common, except for the gruesome wounds that were inflicted on them prior to their death. Ellis Poe is a local seminary professor and new the first victim. When he is questioned by Det. Rainmondi, he is instantly transported back to his high school days when he may have seen information that could lead to finding her sister's killer. Frozen by fear, Dr. Poe still doesn't come forward with the information. As the bodies continue to mount, Dr. Poe notices a pattern and provides his insight to Det. Rainmondi. Can they find a connection between these horrible deaths? What is the motive behind these senseless killings? Will Dr. Poe ever right his conscience by telling Det. Rainmondi what he knows about her sister's death? Spend some money to find these answers by BUYING THE BOOK!

    Alton Gansky lays the groundwork for this spectacular novel from the very beginning. I will tell you that the descriptions used of the bodies are not for the faint at heart, but they add to the realism of the book. His methodical crescendo of clues and information in this book builds to a very satisfying ending. His characters are fully developed, yet they show their flaws and their demons openly.

    Is this a "guy's book"? This book ranks right up there with some of the highest rated TV Shows lately, "CSI", "NCIS" and "Law & Order". While the content is not necessarily ripped from today's headlines, it is filled with relevant items that make it fresh. Men will appreciate the detail the author used when describing the murders and will enjoy the hunt of deciphering just what all of the murders mean and how they are linked together.
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