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Gap Year 17. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

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It is January 2004 and the United States and its “allies” have just completed the successful invasion of Iraq and Saddam Hussein has been captured.  US Presidential Elections are on the horizon.  Howard Dean is the frontrunner to be the Democratic candidate to take on George W. Bush. 

These events weigh lightly on the mind of Will Schluter.  He just graduated from high school a semester early and is looking forward to spending the next eight months in the pursuit of hedonistic pleasure and mind broadening experiences. 

Neither Will nor his country had any idea about the challenges that lurked ahead.

Copyright © 2020 Mark Arbour; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Action Packed 22
  • Addictive/Pacing 28
  • Characters 30
  • Chills 6
  • Cliffhanger 13
  • Compelling 16
  • Feel-Good 11
  • Humor 9
  • Smoldering 16
  • Tearjerker 9
  • Unique 12
  • World Building 14

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  • P. Prologue
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  • 1. Chapter 1
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  • 2. Chapter 2
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  • 17. Chapter 17
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  • 21. Chapter 21
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  • 22. Chapter 22
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  • 105. Final Chapter: 105
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Gary L

· Edited by Gary L

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

As an avid Arbour reader I found Gap Year to be a great addition to Mark’s large collection of books.  For me this volume is up there with the incredible Black Widow in this series and Northern Exposure in the Bridgemont series.  What this says to me is that after more than a decade of writing, the author’s story-telling just gets better and better.

For fans and followers of master Will since he first appeared as a fiery youngster making his dads’ lives hell, here you will be in heaven.  For those not so  enamoured, there is so much for you to grind and gnash your teeth.

As ever, the writing is excellent, the author’s imagination continues to amaze one, and for Will, once the Gap Year is over, university awaits.  And so do Mark’s readers, avidly.

Bravo

Response from the author:

Thank you so much for this nice review.  I have tried to improve my writing over the years, so it’s good to know I’ve been successful.  

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centexhairysub

   8 of 8 members found this review helpful 8 / 8 members

This is the rare CAP story that I think you could read and totally enjoy even if you had never read any of the others.  You might have a few things that puzzled you but the enjoyment of what happens would be such that you could read and enjoy and totally embrace the events here in.  

Writing, flow, and character development are as always superior.  But the sheer adventure contained in this story is magnificent and allows the reader to simply wonder in the sheer joy of it all.

There is everything in this story; love, hate, sex, violence, murder, and so much more.  But the overriding theme is family is who we choose to make it; and the lengths we go to protect those that we call family.

Another triumph @Mark Arbour, Bravo...

Response from the author:

Thank you so much for your review!  I'm glad that you think this story could largely stand on its own.  That's a bit of a challenge when writing a saga, in that if I spend too much time catching everyone up I bore those who have already read the entire series.  Every once in a while I will try to write a book that does just what you said, and is a good jumping on point.  "Be Rad" and "Bloodlines" are the two that come immediately to mind.

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