Amazingly, People Are Still Buying ‘Soft Target’

Came across a recent review on Amazon of my debut novel, “Soft Target,” on Amazon.

Apparently, people are still buying it — and liking it.

Look for the sequel, “The Cartel,” in a few weeks. UT3PWdRLpAm5htK


Reviewed by Kristie I. for Readers Favorite

“Soft Target: A Nick Mattera
Novel,” written by Mark Yost, is a breath-taking, high-energy novel that will
leave readers wanting more! Nick is back home from being overseas with the
Marine Corps, but he is still serving his neighborhood and country as a
firefighter. Nick finds himself dealing with issues of all kinds as two
terrorists have also traveled to the United States and to Chicago where they are
plotting more acts on Americans. In addition, the firehouse where Nick works is
in danger of being closed and Nick’s relationship with Rachel adds various
twists as well.

Yost pulls in so much into this story including romance,
relationship issues, politics, and terrorism; issues that are all prevalent in
today’s society. They have made the characters so real and the story really
suspenseful. Nick is a well-developed character and a hero who will hopefully
star in many more books! Although there are many different things going on at
once throughout this novel, it is very easy to follow. Having the date and time
with each section helps to keep track of the events and the timing of the story.
This book really opened my eyes to the life of a firefighter and the climate of
firehouses as well as the general life in Chicago. The fear and tension of
possible terrorist acts along with political tension at the city level adds
together resulting in heightened emotions throughout the novel. This is a
well-written novel and I eagerly await the additions to this series!

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series, published by Stay Thirsty Press. Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of Upstate New York's most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys. "Cooper's Daughter," the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department. The second book in the series is "Jimmy's Nephew," which begins with the death of Joey "Boom Boom" Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick's underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick's faith -- in the Catholic Church and his fellow man. Book No. 3 in the series, "Mary's Fate" is due out in August 2015. Mark Yost also writes for The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review page, as well as the Book Review section. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America -- Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author's Program. Mark lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but he and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn "home."

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