|Book: Bled Out
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
Author: Glenn Oliver Parkhurst
Pages: Paperback = 252, E-Book = 254
|Author’s Summary: Eighteen-year-old Kenny Arthur wishes he was just a typical small-town kid, but a near death experience and a message from the other side has made that impossible. Kenny knows there’s a plague coming, and it’s not natural. He knows it can crush the life out of this world. And he knows he’s the only one who can stop it. What he doesn’t know is how. Kenny sets out to do what he must, but the world outside Friendship, NY is more than he bargained for. Before long, he’s exhausted, dirty, broke, and not one step closer to accomplishing his goal. Then a pint of blood he sells for cash causes a miraculous healing, and suddenly Kenny knows how he’ll cure the plague. But if he wants to find the devil, he’ll have to hide while he does it. The government, the sick, the desperate, the greedy all want a piece of what the press is calling "the Miracle Boy." Kenny is on the hunt and on the run. His only friend is a thieving street kid named Rooster, who might help him get to where he’s going, or sell him for a million dollars first. Kenny can’t trust, he can’t stop, he can’t rest – until those who hunt him drain him dry, or the devil is dead, whichever comes first.|
Review: Bled Out was a fascinating read, a story that I have never come across before. This has been back to back book reviews that I couldn’t wait to finish. It had me twisted and turned in so many different directions, and I couldn’t wait to find out the conclusion of this engaging story.
Bled Out is about one person named Ken whose parents died when he was young. He quickly became an orphan. When Ken reaches 18, the age most kids can’t wait to become, he starts having bizarre visions guiding him to seek out an infected person that is possessed by evil.
Now on his own, leaving the orphanage behind, Ken is in search of the infected person with little money in his pocket. He was already in dire straights and then he gets robbed taking him down a dark path living off food provided by homeless shelters. In search of a way to make money, he sells his blood at a blood bank. Ken’s blood is used on a transplant patient unbeknownst to him his blood is a special concoction that cures any disease when it is injected into the inflicted.
Now knowing his blood is life’s salvation, a slew of people are after him, including; doctors, scientists, the government and one terminally ill millionaire named Robert Stone who hires private detectives in search of the priceless red gold of Ken’s. Meanwhile, he meets some trustworthy confidants who help him hideout while searching for the infected person in his mind who he believes holds his fate.
Eventually Ken does find this mysterious person while avoiding capture, and what comes to be is a shocking twist I will never forget…you must read Bled Out to find out the amazing climax.
Bled Out is available for $16.99 in Paperback form, or if you have an Amazon Kindle or E-Reader Device you can get the book in electronic form for $5.99. My ratings and suggestions are below.
| Reviewer: Dark Goddess
Suggestion: Paperback: Buy
Suggestion: E-Book: Buy
|Book: Bled Out
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