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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Book "Shedrow" by Dean DeLuke

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About the Book: From rolling pastures in Lexington, KY to darkened alleyways in Newark, NJ, from Manhattan’s posh ‘21’ Club to a peculiar and mysterious landfill in Eastern Kentucky, and from Saratoga Springs, NY to the tiny island of St. Lucia, Shedrow portrays a collision of characters from many divergent worlds. High society and the racing elite, medical and veterinary specialists, mob figures, and Kentucky hill folk become entangled in this unique twist on the medical thriller.
Dr. Anthony Gianni, a prominent Manhattan surgeon, becomes involved in a racing partnership as a diversion from a thriving surgical practice and an ailing marriage. The excitement builds when the partnership acquires Chiefly Endeavor, a two-year-old colt with the breeding, the spirit, and enough early racing success to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.
When a new partner with an unsavory background appears and a breeder’s nightmare becomes real, Dr. Gianni and a dedicated veterinarian must confront organized crime and solve a complex mystery that threatens to destroy both of their careers, and possibly a great deal more.

About the Author: Dr. Dean DeLuke is a graduate of St. Michael’s College, Columbia University (DMD) and Union Graduate College (MBA). He completed residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and also participated in a fellowship in maxillofacial surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England.
He currently divides his time between the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery and a variety of business consulting activities with Millennium Business Communications, LLC, a boutique marketing, communications and business consulting firm. An active volunteer, he has served on the Boards of the St. Clare’s Hospital Foundation, the Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York, and the Albany Academy for Girls. He has also performed medical missionary work with Health Volunteers Overseas.
He has a long history of involvement with thoroughbred horses—from farm hand on the Assunta Louis Farm in the 1970s to partner with Dogwood Stable at present.
His latest book is Shedrow, a medical thriller with a unique twist.
You can visit his website at www.shedrow1.com or connect with him at Facebook at www.facebook.com/deandeluke.

My Review: The author made a magnificent job on this thriller novel that we read on the edge of the chair. His ability to describe the situations get us involved from the beginning.
A N.Y. surgeon gets a partnership in a racing horse, as a diversion from his medical practice, as he loves horses. But his diversion got seriously dangerous when an unwanted partner ends up buying fifty percent of his horse. This new partner owns big money to the mob and he is in desperate situation...
The plot is amazing. Mr. DeLuke is an excellent storyteller. This is the type of mystery/thriller book that will keep you awake till you finish the book. If you like novels by Dan Brown, mystery books by Agatha Christie etc., you will love this book. It is excellent in terms of style, as the author is a real passionate on horses and horse racing, so his personal touch and knowledge on the subject makes all the difference in the atmosphere he creates for his book.
Now we only have to hope that Mr. DeLuke will be willing to write another novel. It really does not matter at all if it is a sequel from this one or a completely new theme. He has already proven he is capable of entertaining even the most picky readers as myself.
By the way, the author chose a very beautiful cover for his book.
This book was written by Dean DeLuke and it was published in 2010 by Grey Swan Press. Pump Up Your Book was kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Virtual Book Tour Program.
If you read this review, feel free to leave a comment!


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Shedrow Tour Schedule

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Tuesday, September 7
Book reviewed at Gelati’s Scoop

Wednesday, September 8
Book spotlighted at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner

Thursday, September 9
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Friday, September 10
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Interviewed at Let’s Talk Virtual Book Tours

Monday, September 13
Interviewed on A Book and a Chat Radio Show

Tuesday, September 14
Guest blogging at The Book Boost

Wednesday, September 15
Guest blogging at Gelati’s Scoop

Thursday, September 16
Interviewed at Working Writers

Friday, September 17
Interviewed at Beyond the Books

Monday, September 20
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, September 21
Interviewed at Blogcritics

Thursday, September 23
Book trailer spotlighted at Down Under Views

Monday, September 27
Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, September 28
Book reviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, September 29
Book reviewed at Bags, Books & Bon Jovi

Thursday, September 30
Book reviewed at Marta’s Meanderings

Monday, October 4
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, October 5
Interviewed at Examiner

Wednesday, October 6
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, October 7
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Friday, October 8
Book reviewed at Arms of a Sister

Monday, October 11
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Tuesday, October 12
Guest blogging at Thoughts in Progress

Wednesday, October 13
Book reviewed at Thoughts in Progress

Thursday, October 14
Book reviewed at Reading at the Beach

Friday, October 15
Book reviewed at Books R Us

Monday, October 18
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, October 19
Book reviewed at Books and Movies Reviews

Wednesday, October 20
Guest blogging at The Book Connection

Thursday, October 21
Interviewed at My Reading Room

Friday, October 22
Book reviewed at My Reading Room

Monday, October 25
Interviewed at A Moment With Mystee

Tuesday, October 26
Book reviewed at A Moment With Mystee

Wednesday, October 27
Interviewed at Broowaha

Thursday, October 28
Book reviewed at Sherri’s Jubilee

Friday, October 29
Interviewed at Review From Here
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