The Gomorrah Principle, Rick DeStefanis

Action & Adventure, Espionage & Conspiracy, Historical Fiction, Military Fiction, Murder & Crime, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

The Vietnam War, often called the CIA’s war, tested the morals of men from the highest offices of our nation to those from the smallest boroughs of rural America. Brady Nash was one of those men. When his friend Duff Coleridge is killed in Vietnam, Brady recognizes the mysterious circumstances and is compelled to search for the truth. With an extraordinary ability to shoot and a hardnosed determination, Brady must face life and death through the scope of a rifle when he gets involved with a clandestine organization. 

Caught in a web of espionage and black-ops, Brady attempts find the identity of Duff’s killer. However, once he digs too deep, he’ll soon find himself on the hit list. While “truth has a resonance to it that fills the cracks where falsehoods lie,” Brady will quickly discover his search for truth is leading him to become more and more like the people he despises.

A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book called Melody Hill written by Rick Destefanis and my verdict was that it is a “thrilling, exciting and action-packed novel that will have readers turning the pages with haste.” When I finished reading Melody Hill I instantly wanted to be reunited with the characters I had grown to love and the remarkable literature courtesy of DeStefanis that captivated me, and so I started to read the sequel to Melody Hill called The Gomorrah Principle. The Gomorrah Principle is a phenomenal book and I am not the only reader that thinks this because The Gomorrah Principle won the Reader’s Favorite award for military fiction and the book has a wealth of positive reviews on Amazon. I admit that when I started to read The Gomorrah Principle I was excited, I was excited because I loved being reunited with a story I had grown to love since Melody Hill and being able to read DeStefanis’s compelling literature once again was incredible.

The Gomorrah Principle is a captivating, thrilling and exciting read that will take readers on an epic but poignant journey in which the protagonist will search for the truth about what happened to his brother. I have read a lot of military fiction but none quite like The Gomorrah Principle because the plot that unfolds throughout the book is original as well as unique and touching and the plot had me guessing from beginning to end thanks to the unpredictable and suspenseful nature of the book thanks to the talented author. I love military fiction and love even more when the story is combined with thrilling, heart-pounding moments and The Gomorrah Principle has all of this and so much more and that is a sure sign you will feel captivated to read until the very end.

Before I let you readers know more about The Gomorrah Principle I think it only makes sense that I let you know about the first book in the series, Melody Hill. Melody Hill introduces the reader to Duff Coleridge, a young man who had a tough upbringing thanks to his father being killed in a mining accident which forced him to become the ‘man of the house’ and look after his mother, sister Lacey and foster brother Brady Nash (the protagonist of The Gomorrah Principle). The reader will follow Duff on the many pivotal moments in his life, and the most prominent one is when he joins the military and serves in the Vietnam War. It is here that Duff, thanks to his high level of skill will gain the attention of a CIA boss who has big but terrifying plans for him. What happens next is thrilling as well as moving and this is the premise of Melody Hill.

The Gomorrah Principle will introduce the reader to Brady Nash and he has learned that his brother Duff has been killed in the Vietnam War however Brady is convinced that his death was thanks to ‘foul play’ and so this compels Brady to find the truth about what happened to his brother. The reader will follow Brady as he embarks on a journey to discover what happened and what he finds along the way is shocking, heartbreaking and dangerous because Brady will soon find himself in the crossfire. What follows is an unpredictable, suspenseful story which is laced with an abundance of twists and turns which will shock but entice readers, and if you are a reader who loves to be taken on a journey full of ups and downs then you will adore The Gomorrah Principle as it has plenty of them!

The story of The Gomorrah Principle is one that is flawlessly developed with no stone left unturned. The incredible author of The Gomorrah Principle, Rick DeStefanis has managed to craft and develop a highly entertaining story that weaves many suspenseful themes. I admit, there are a lot of themes laced throughout this book and at first, I thought that it would be difficult for them to blend well with each other, and with any author, this may be the case. DeStefanis, however is a talented writer and so he perfectly combines all themes in this book flawlessly so that the reader is never confused but instead invested from page one.

I believe that The Gomorrah Principle and even Melody Hill should be a movie and although that is a bold statement, it is true. I write this because the story is so wonderfully developed that it plays out in your head like a movie and will captivate you for hours. The Gomorrah Principle has all the components which make not only a great movie but of course a great book. The story is full of enigmatic characters with distinct personalities who perfectly propel the story, and the book is also full of flawless literature that will delight, excite and engross its readers for many hours.

Rick DeStefanis is an incredible author who is clearly creative because his work is beyond the norm and weaves a fascinating story that is entertaining, original and intricate. I am genuinely impressed with how well DeStefanis has developed his story because from the start the foundations were set and from that point onwards he just continued to develop the plot and expand on it which was incredible to be a part of. The descriptive powers courtesy of DeStefanis laced throughout the book are brilliant, DeStefanis so perfectly describes the events in the book that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story. DeStefanis takes his readers across the world on his journey and each place is flawlessly described so that the reader can be apart of the unfolding story and remember every detail.

Overall The Gomorrah Principle is a magnificent, brilliant and entertaining novel that will keep readers guessing from beginning to end so I, of course, have to award this exciting book five stars! So please, if you are a reader who loves action and adventure, as well as military fiction and want to be taken on a thrilling journey, then The Gomorrah Principle is for you! Be sure to have a read of the preview below and also have a read of the preview for Melody Hill and check out my review here: Melody Hill.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Gomorrah Principle. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

Amazon U.S. Amazon U.K.Goodreads

Rick DeStefanis: Website – Facebook

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