BOOK TRAILER – ‘Til the End

A Novel of Murder, Addiction & Lies

EXCERPTS FROM AMAZON REVIEWS

Til the End - A Novel by Joseph Patrick With Dennis Lowery

“Intense from the beginning, the author creates four major characters with whom readers can connect and sympathize. Each one must keep a mutual, dangerous secret that will twist and turn his entire future. Found ‘Til the End’ to be a poignant, gut-wrenching morality lesson of good and bad decisions based on life’s uncertainties.” –Darlene Hood

“An excellent read and one which will totally captivate any person who played high school sports.” –Robert Steven Thomas, Amazon USA Top 200 Review

“A Great story! This is a very interesting read. Perhaps it should be used as an example, or reminder that life is not a video game, you can’t reset the screen or reload the game, once something is done, it cannot be undone – you must live with the consequences for life, the buck stops with you!” –Susan Keefe

“Awesome book!” –Rick Gnacke

“Dreams die hard in Michigan author Joseph Patrick33’s dark, relentless and, at times, crushing novel, “’Til The End,” about four high school football stars overflowing with high hopes, unlimited talent, wild ambition and some increasingly dark secrets. This novel will grab you like a football cleat grabs turf on page one and keep you guessing until the final page. The author is concerned with how the choices we make define our lives and the lives of those we love. “’Til The End” is about what the author describes as “unpredictable fate” that can turn on a dime and take our greatest dreams and aspirations to places unimaginable in our worst hours. Familiarity with the settings, along with an ability to create jaw-dropping, dramatic scenes spanning 1988 to 1993, allow the author to maintain an authenticity that resonates and never feels contrived. He also has a sharp ear for the kind of dialogue that keeps the overall narrative rushing toward what is inevitably more hard knocks and defeats for the four friends who once swore solidarity and are now separated geographically. In the end, the author brings it all back home to Shelby Township with this cautionary, heartbreaking novel. Just as sports often imitates life with its glory, passion, promise and thrill of victory, “’Til The End” portrays the impossibility of hiding from secrets, erasing the past or carrying on lives filled with lies. The author is a championship storyteller and his novel succeeds in us showing how we all pay, in one way or another, for the choices we make. We may not be able to control fate, according to the author, but “’Til The End” brilliantly underscores how facing reality like a full-body tackle can make us all winners at our very core.” –John J. Kelly

“Michigan author Joseph Patrick33 is likely using a nom de plume: that would explain the ‘33’ tacked on the end of his name. It is nearly impossible to believe that this is his debut into the literary field as ‘TIL THE END is a major achievement and one that signals the arrival of an important new voice in American literature. Michigan author Joseph Patrick33 is likely using a nom de plume: that would explain the ‘33’ tacked on the end of his name. It is nearly impossible to believe that this is his debut into the literary field as ‘TIL THE END is a major achievement and one that signals the arrival of an important new voice in American literature. As far as background information we are only informed that he has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level, area of concentration not shared. He does acknowledge assistance from Dennis Lowery, a highly skilled author whose many books indicate his vast life experiences and technique of expression have aided many other authors. So Joseph opens this fine novel with a conundrum. Joseph does share that his first novel may be fiction, but within that fiction are the keys to facts that every reader will discover and find universals within the events of the story and the characters that ring true to each of our life journeys. And that is one of the many reasons this new author is important to watch. The novel is set outside Detroit from 1988 – 1991 – and in that three year timeframe we learn the intricacies of each of the four lads’ destinies which in retrospect as the book ends allows us entry into the interstices of coming of age, promises of glory, the dark finger of fate, and the impact of misjudged bonds of a lie and strange dissolution of dreams as tainted by those factors we all recognize as deterrents to a happy life. This is not only an important debut novel: this is a very finely written important novel about choices. Highly Recommended.” –Grady Harp, Top 100 Reviewer