Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” by Gary McPherson

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“Joshua and the Shadow of Death”

Berserk Publishing | October 30, 2018

Paperback  |ISBN: 978-1-7323373-0-5| Price: $11.99 ($9.99 pre-order)

EBook | Price: $3.99 ($1.99 pre-order)

Genre: Thriller

Description of the Book

“I never thought my life would turn out like this. My best friend Richard Brown is dead. Parts of his brain still paint the wall where he shot himself. Eighteen years ago, he and Barbara entrusted me with curing their adopted son, Harold. I was so sure of myself. After all, I had cured his half-brother at the orphanage. I thought I knew what I was doing, but now I’m not sure of anything.

Richard left me a note telling me to help Harold find the men responsible. Richard claims if we fail to solve his suicide that his company and everyone working there will be lost. What does that mean, and does it really matter? How can I help? I am a psychiatrist, not a detective. If I fail, what will become of Barbara? Will Harold’s grief unleash the beast living inside him? The berserker is controlled, but he is not contained.”
Join childhood development psychiatrist Doctor Joshua Zeev as he attempts to find the answers to his best friend’s death and help the family through their grief. Will his challenge of a lifetime bring answers and closure, or even more perilous dangers?

rQCDAZpmTESY8f6LbYGi4wAbout the Author

 

Gary McPherson’s breakthrough thriller “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” tackles relevant, real world issues. National security, government contracts and greed fuel this dramatic, quick read. McPherson’s battle with Behcet’s disease, as well as his own personal adoption story, provide a unique perspective on a tale that explores suicide, separation anxiety and berserker (blind rage) syndrome. Joshua, and his journey through the shadows, encourages us to think about how we react to life’s traumas. Visit him athttps://gmacwriter.com/to learn more.

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GARY MCPHERSON EXAMINES THE BEAST WITHIN IN HIS BREAKTHROUGH THRILLER

Novel inspired by author’s unique adoption story and rare genetic disease

Charlotte, NC– Gary McPherson’s debut novel “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” examines the inner workings of the human psyche, delving into how one man’s suicide impacts the lives of many. Separation anxiety, hyperactivity and berserker (blind rage) syndrome plague this tale, causing readers to wonder if the beast within can ever be rewired.

 

The book is the first of the new Berserker Series inspired by McPherson’s unique adoption story. Much like the character in his book, he had a good childhood and felt especially lucky to grow up with a father who worked on rockets that got the U.S. into space in the 60’s and 70’s. But McPherson suffered from a rare genetic disease doctors were unable to identify until he was 32 years old.

 

Researching his biological history with the help of the Children’s Home Society of California, the service his parents used to adopt him, McPherson discovered his international ties. He had a biological mother who immigrated from Denmark and father of Turkish descent. While Behcet’s disease is a rarity in the U.S., it’s far more common in the eastern hemisphere. It was this experience that gave birth to the idea of the Berserk legend – half-siblings carrying a gene they don’t know about.

 

McPherson has not let his battle with Behcet’s, which has also caused Fibromyalgia and Fibromatosis that make it difficult to physically type, slow his writing. He has written dozens of short stories which are publicly available on his blog. McPherson will be donating a percentage of proceeds to the Baptist Children’s Home of Charlotte.

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Description of the Book

“I never thought my life would turn out like this. My best friend Richard Brown is dead. Parts of his brain still paint the wall where he shot himself. Eighteen years ago, he and Barbara entrusted me with curing their adopted son, Harold. I was so sure of myself. After all, I had cured his half-brother at the orphanage. I thought I knew what I was doing, but now I’m not sure of anything.

Richard left me a note telling me to help Harold find the men responsible. Richard claims if we fail to solve his suicide that his company and everyone working there will be lost. What does that mean, and does it really matter? How can I help? I am a psychiatrist, not a detective. If I fail, what will become of Barbara? Will Harold’s grief unleash the beast living inside him? The berserker is controlled, but he is not contained.”
Join childhood development psychiatrist Doctor Joshua Zeev as he attempts to find the answers to his best friend’s death and help the family through their grief. Will his challenge of a lifetime bring answers and closure, or even more perilous dangers?

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Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” by Gary McPherson

Gary McPherson, Author of “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” is an intriguing, intense, captivating,  frightening, and entertaining novel. The Genres for “Joshua and the Shadow of Death” are Thriller, Fiction, Mystery and Suspense. The dysfunctional characters are described by the author as complex and complicated.

Dr. Joshua Zeev, is a psychiatrist that specializes in childhood trauma and illnesses. The doctor is hired by his good friends Richard and Barbara Brown, when they adopt a young child that almost seems possessed. Joshua was able to cure his brother who is still in an orphanage. As Joshua works with Harry, who has frequent outbursts and unstable temper, it seems that he makes some headway.

It seems that the doctor is at the house for many years. Harry is now grown, and with Joshua’s help seems to be in control. That is until he sees his father Richard kill himself. Richard leaves a note behind with a complicated and sad explanation. There seems to be a conspiracy and threats against Richard’s company. Now to look for any answers seems to be very dangerous.  Dr. Zeev almost doubts everything as he searches for closure. I was sitting at the edge of my seat as I read this.There are twists and turns. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy suspense and a psychological thriller.

 

 

 

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