Monday, June 17, 2013

{Book Review} "The Fugitive Grandma" by Dmitri Ragano

*Disclosure: I received the following product(s) below from the Author in exchange for an honest review and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Book Description:

At once a crime thriller, black comedy and family drama wrapped into one poignant and satirical novel. 

Deep in the heart of California’s dysfunctional, strip-mall suburbs, the city of Santa Ramona, California is besieged by a pair of unlikely bandits. 

Johnny Valentine is a lonely boy who dreams of becoming a hero, just like the masked avengers from the pages of his comic books. 

His feisty grandmother Stella is a retired supermarket clerk and cancer survivor with a fierce sense of justice. Running out of time, money and options, the old lady is driven by the need to make one last great contribution.

Together the boy and his grandma devise a Robin-Hood style scheme to rob a ruthless retail conglomerate, stealing cash and medicine for the sick and needy.

As their crime spree continues, the citizens of Santa Ramona wonder how to judge the crazy young boy and his fugitive grandma. 

Are Johnny and Stella Valentine a menace to society? Or are they the only ones trying to save it?

About the Author, Dmitri Ragano:

Dmitri Ragano is an author, screenwriter and journalist based in Southern California. He has also worked as an Internet consultant and technology manager in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Silicon Valley.

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Dmitri pens "The Fugitive Grandma" in a fast paced, thrilling family drama that was well written and realistic. His characters were fantastically well developed, real and the emotions flowed. This book was a real eye opener for me, as I can see how this can happen in today's society. A total must read for everyone.

I give "The Fugitive Grandma" a 5 star rating.

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