A Novel About a Vietnam Sniper in the Phoenix Program
The award-winning novel The Gomorrah Principle has been lauded by reviewers as one of the best Vietnam War novels to appear in years. A love story, a war story and an espionage thriller, The Gomorrah Principle appeals to a broad range of readers. Men and women alike-especially veterans-will find this story about a young Vietnam sniper and involvement in the infamous Phoenix Program a gripping read.
After his foster brother is killed in Vietnam, Brady Nash receives a cryptic letter and realizes that he may have been murdered. These mysterious circumstances compel him to join the military and seek out the truth. Unable to explain to his one true love, Lacey Coleridge, why he is joining the army and going to Vietnam, Brady leaves her angry and grief-stricken. Disavowing their relationship, Lacey leaves to pursue a country music career in Nashville. Only time will tell if she can totally abandon the man she loves, or whether he will ever return from Vietnam.
Like his foster brother before him, Brady displays extraordinary marksmanship abilities and a natural adaptation as a jungle fighter in Vietnam. Created by an ugly war in Vietnam, sniper Brady Nash becomes legendary as he faces life and death metered in elements of elevation and windage through a riflescope. Eventually, through his inquiries and his reputation as a sniper, he gains the attention of a CIA advisor and is recruited to a special operations group. Only then does Brady realize he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted. Caught in a web of espionage, drug dealing, and assassination, his search for the killer has put him on the same hit list as his foster brother.
The Gomorrah Principle is an exciting new thriller filled with gripping tension and espionage that will hook readers from the opening pages. Historical fiction mixed with thrilling action, it entertains with its ambitious story, multi-layered themes, and complex characters. This Vietnam War Novel captivates with its surprising depth. Perfect not only for action and thriller fans, it will prove rewarding for all readers.
This story about a young Vietnam sniper is truly outstanding military fiction. Set against a tumultuous time in United States history, The Gomorrah Principle has the ingredients to become an instant classic among war novels.
In September, 2014, The Gomorrah Principle was awarded the 2014 Silver Medal Readers’ Favorite International Book Award for Military Fiction. This award holds particularly strong meaning because it comes, not from the writers’ community, but from you the readers. My deepest appreciation and thanks go out to Readers’ Favorite and you the readers for this award.
I would have to say it is one of the best books I have read in years
By Hirsberg “Pink Tower OB” on April 16, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
From the very first chapter I could not put this book down. I would have to say it is one of the best books I have read in years. The book is beautifully written and very suspenseful . I read this book while I was on vacation at the beach and each day I could not wait to get back to the book. The characters and the settings we so well described I felt like I knew the people and the places. I could tell a lot of research went into the writing of this book. I can not wait for his next book. A+++ A 5 star!
Great story of friendship, love & war!
By Chris on April 3, 2015
Life jumps off the pages! Whether its the hills of Tennessee, the jungles of ‘Nam, Music City USA or Saigon there is excitement and drama to keep you turning the pages. I found myself wondering if Brady would ever love again, who his real enemies were and if he would discover what happened to his childhood best friend.
I was instantly hooked. Brady, the good-ole country boy from the Tennessee hills, grew up learning to hunt and knowing right from wrong in the hard-working blue-collar mining country. Leaving his girl friend to find out about his best friend’s (her brother) death makes us ache for him and her both. Understanding our God-given tendencies gives Brady the edge he needs in landing in a position to find out what he wants to know only to put his life at risk.
I highly recommend getting a copy and joining Brady Nash on his quest through love, war and government espionage to find out what happened to Duff Cowan. Thanks Rick DeStefanis for this exciting book!
By michele on March 9, 2015
The author’s thought-provoking mention of Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game,” offered the audience a literary comparison. Connell is unquestionably known for his ability to successfully blend literary devices and use various types of genre to capture his audience attention. Rick DeStefanis offers a similar composition which allows him to appeal to a broader, nonspecific, audience base. Whether or not, you are attracted to war, mystery, action-adventure, suspense, thriller, love, etc., DeStefanis brings it home in his all-captivating, spellbound, masterpiece, “The Gomorrah Principle.” –Michele C.
Best Vietnam experience in print
By Steve Scattum on April 21, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition: Verified Purchase
Excellent in all categories, suspense personified thru out book, a must read, one of the best I’ve read for sure Super!
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