It’s the middle of the night. You’re awakened by a noise. Someone is in your house. What do you do?
When it happens at 148 Maple Drive, homeowner Jeff Shaw gets his gun and goes downstairs to investigate while his wife calls 9-1-1. It’s their home, after all. Jeff has to protect it. He finds two men in the kitchen and shoots them both. Dead.
The incident puts great strain on Jeff and his family. He wants to believe they just need to get on with their lives and everything will return to normal. But it’s not that easy. The dead intruders belonged to a gang, ANG, “Ain’t No Game,” that now wants revenge. And one of the gang, an ex-con who goes by the name I-Man, knows more about the break-in than he’s letting on.
It starts with a threatening phone call. Then it gets worse. The police, unable to protect the Shaws, suggest they move away for a while. What should Jeff do? Homeowner With a Gun takes the reader on a suspense-filled thrill ride as this everyman fights to save himself and his family, while something a detective said plays in the back of his mind: Maybe the intruders broke into the wrong house. Happens all the time. You wouldn’t believe how often…
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review.
This was a story that really hits home for readers right now. There have been several stories in the news that make you stop and wonder “what would I do?”. What would you do to protect your family? The main character, the homeowner, Jeff wakes up to find 2 people in his house in the middle of the night. What would you do? He winds up shooting and killing the intruders. What happens after is a lot of heartache for his family. The gang family of the intruders wants retribution, and there is the question of why they went after Jeff’s house in the first place. There are many twists and turns in this tale and it moves at a very fast pace and keeps you on the edge of your seat beginning to end. This is a very good “ripped from the headlines” story and I highly recommend this book!
About the Author
SAMUEL HAWLEY taught English in East Asia for many years before becoming a full-time writer. His books include the novel Bad Elephant Far Stream and the nonfiction works Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties; I Just Ran: Percy Williams, World’s Fastest Human; and The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China. He lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.