Times To Try The Soul of Man
By Kenneth Weene
This is a story of an often hapless wannabe freelance reporter named Nick, who by dint of ambition and curiosity, dumb luck and raging hormones embarks upon a sojourn in Peru. He accidentally forms an alliance with Israeli Mossad men who open up his eyes to some terrifying events going on in the world. The aspiring young journalist troubled by drug and alcohol abuse plus raging hormones, stumbles upon a conspiracy in the highest ranks of local and national government. The author’s introspective analysis is intriguing and his bawdy use of sexuality leads to an unexpected conclusion.
Author Weene has out done himself in portraying an often unlikable young man who despite trials of every imaginable source, pushes forward while embracing bad life choices and bizarre circumstances often worsened by those choices. In writing this coming of age story the author takes the reader on a jolting, exhausting roller coaster ride of adventure, intrigue, and corruption in these incredible “Times to try the Soul of Man.”The book is a harsh reminder of how badly we need more Americans like Nick, willing to forge ahead and rip apart the deceptions and lies being forced upon a nation and world, blinded by the apathy of its citizens. This is a read not easily forgotten, one that will nag at one's mind as terrorism continues its steady march toward world dominion.
Author Weene’s debut thriller is fast paced with great character development among his usual excellent writing skills. Fans and new readers alike will want to check out his other widely acclaimed books, such as ‘The Widow’s Walk,’ ‘Tales of the Dew Drop Inn, ‘Broody New Englander,’ and ‘Memoirs from the Asylum’ just to name a few of his eclectic works.
Micki Peluso, author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang