NEW YORK ATTITUDE.
Telling American Stories with a broker on a barstool, New York style.
John Nuckel builds on Roosevelt's real world Rough Riders and answers the question - what if they were here today? The flash-forwards and backs are impeccably placed as you jump from a gritty New York in the days of Tammany Hall to the modern day opulence of a Martha’s Vineyard compound. Characters are vivid, interesting and strong. Dialog and setting instantly adapt to time and place.
The premise is enchanting and episodic – I would hope there are more.
John Nuckel imagined a great story. He tells it well.
Another great read from John Nuckel.Five stars compared to Dickens or Hugo? Of course not! But a very strong five stars when put into the category of Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, David Baldacci and James Rollins. It's writing filled with testosterone, breathtaking surprises and wonderful characters. I see this trilogy as a series of motion pictures a la Bourne. While reading BLIND TRUST and the two novels that preceded it, I kept picturing someone like Ed Burns in the lead role. Gritty New York settings, tough, no nonsense characters...Ed Burns, contact Mr. Nuckel, before Clooney or Affleck discover it. This Nuckel creates a fist that knocks the air out of the reader. Bravo!
I thoroughly enjoyed The Garden, by John Nuckel. Known for his thrillers, this book is a departure from that genre, entering into the metaphysical/spiritual. The Garden deals with souls, eternal love, letting go in order to move on, with a glimpse of what may come. It is a short story that is not short on substance. Read it and see.
EITHER YOU’RE IN. OR YOU’RE OUT
John’s stories are set in New York. And yes, the events are from a very specific time and place in New York’s history, but the issues, conflicts, and drama are still at play today: political corruption, racial tensions, financial inequities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Nuckel knows the inside of a corporate boardroom like the back of his hand, but he tells stories like a broker bending your ear at the bar and grill.
His stores span the turn of the last century, to the Harlem Renaissance, to the most corrupt decade in Wall Street history.
But his characters and conflicts confront events and issues that grace today’s headlines. What goes around, is around.
Using seminal events plucked from New York history, John’s characters wrestle with timely American dilemmas in a timeless, “Only-in-New-York” kind of way.
Et Omnia Recta: To Make Things Right
The mission was set into motion at the turn of the previous century – Et Omnia Recta – To Make Things Right. Even if making things right means doing something pretty wrong.
In the timeless arc of John’s “Volunteers” trilogy, we see volunteers doing whatever it takes, from enlisting the help of killers and thugs, to banding together with one of the most notorious organizations inAmerica, Murder, Incorporated.And in this spirit, Et Omnia Recta carries on to this day.