Book Title: You Killed My Brother
Author: Keith Rommel
Release Date: June 2013
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Fiction
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Rainer is an affluent doctor and is involved in a car crash with a drunken man that’s a member of a local street gang. The doctor becomes a paraplegic and his brother, Glenn, is on the police force, and places his desire for revenge on hold to prove the judicial system works.
But when the drunken man is found not guilty, Glenn loses his trust in the system and kills the man responsible for paralyzing his brother. The gang responds to the slaying by targeting members of the police force, local business owners and his own family.
The two sides suffer casualty’s, one after the other, in this show of “for every action, there is a reaction”. The gang is dismantled and Rainer’s family is fragmented, giving a haunting sense that the need for revenge is toxic and how a decision to drive while intoxicated can dramatically change the course of many lives.
Rainer is a successful doctor and father of two. He’s a celebrated member of the community for his exceptional care and charity work. Brick is a local street thug that can’t keep his nose clean. When fate brings the two together through tragedy, the life of Rainer is changed dramatically.
Glenn is a seasoned cop and Rainer’s younger brother. Trusting the justice system, he keeps his desire for revenge in check as Brick is brought to trial. But when the jury hands Brick a lean sentence, Glenn sets out to avenge his family’s suffering. But what he forgets in his rage is that for every action, there is a reaction.
Ruth slapped the window to gain the woman’s attention. “Hey, I’m talking to you! What in the hell is wrong with you? Are you blind or something?”
The tan-faced woman looked at her with a distant, unconcerned look. Her children were crying and they both had rotten faces covered with snot and tears.
Ruth pounded the window a second time and the tan-faced woman mouthed the words I’m sorry. The insincere gesture only intensified Ruth’s anger and she pounded on the hood of the car.
“You know what, you little bitch, why don’t you get out of the car so I can give you what you deserve for almost killing me!”
Ruth pulled on the door handle and it was locked.
The tan-face woman turned to calm her children and seemed hardly concerned by Ruth’s outbursts.
“You think you can ignore me?” Ruth said.
She backed up three steps and hopped twice before she planted her foot on the front quarter panel of the car. In front of the wheel, the metal bent inwards and the vehicle rocked from the force of the blow.
Ruth laughed as she inspected the damage her kick had left behind. She pointed at the dent and turned her attention to the driver. “You see? That’s just what you deserve! Now get out of the car and do something about it!”
Keith Rommel is a native of Long Island, New York and currently lives with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Keith is a retail manager and has enjoyed collecting comic books since he was a child (a hobby inspired by a teacher in grade school to help overcome a reading comprehension disability).
Keith Rommel is the author of the critically acclaimed dark suspense Thanatology Series entitled The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man. His newest novel: You Killed My Brother is a fast-paced suspense thriller with crime and some rather unorthodox police work. Keith is the co screenplay writer for The Cursed Man movie and is currently hard at work on the third novel in the Thanatology Series due out winter 2013.