BOOK: Dukkha the Suffering by Loren W. Christensen
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Release Date: December 2012
Dukkha—The Suffering: A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller
In the course of a single week, everything Sam Reeves believed in, everything he knew, everyone he trusted, all would be put on the line. For a family he never knew he had.
Detective Sam Reeves, a 34-year-old martial arts instructor, has a solid fifteen-year record as a good police officer with the Portland Police Department. For the first time, Sam is forced to take a life in the line of duty and despite the findings of “good shoot” he struggles to recuperate psychologically from the killing. Facing up to his fears Sam returns to work and then within days is forced to fire his weapon again— killing two more people.
With his spirit almost broken, Sam meets a stranger … a man who claims to be his father. “Impossible,” Sam reasons—his father died in a North Vietnamese prison camp … a long time ago.
This odd man, named Samuel, is as convincing as he is quirky and is revealed to be a phenomenal martial artist, the likes of which Detective Sam Reeves has never encountered. This ‘Samuel’ comes out of nowhere, equipped with a family in Vietnam and a daughter named Mai who is about to graduate from Portland State University.
With a series of interlocked events of violence: a revenge-seeking uncle, the destruction of his martial arts school, his new father’s connection to some lethal Vietnamese outlaws, Sam’s life spirals into a dreadful new direction. This high-octane martial arts thriller will have you gripped from the start.
You’ll never complain about a hard week again.Available as a Kindle Ebook from Amazon.com. Click here: for details.
Loren W. Christensen on about writing Dukkha—The Suffering"
Loren W. Christensen began his law enforcement career in 1967 as a Military Policeman (Army). He joined the Portland (Oregon) Police Bureau in 1972, retiring in 1997. During his years on PPB, he worked street patrol, child abuse, dignitary protection, Intelligence, street gangs, and in the training unit.
Very engaging and suspenseful thriller you won't be able to put down!
Gripping martial arts cop thriller with a Vietnamese twist.
Fantastic fiction debut!
Authentic, realistic, and engaging
A new venture for the Buddha of bad ass
Hang on, this cop thriller is going to take you for an exciting ride!
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author of On Combat and On Killing
Loren Christensen, a great warrior-wordsmith and author of nearly 50 books, has turned his hand to fiction— and it's a knockout! A searing, powerful, and ultimately uplifting book. If you like Tom Clancy or Brad Thor, you'll love Loren Christensen!Fantastic Part One of a New Thrill-ogy, Roberto Trento (Amazon reviewer) March, 2012
Christensen is the Joseph Wambaugh for our age. Wambaugh is a former a cop who uses his experience to write powerful, bestselling police novels. Christensen is a career cop and a world-class martial arts trainer and champion, who has turned his experiences into a unique brand of kung-fu cop novels that will knock your socks off!
Amazing! Gripping! Loren Christensen gives us a protagonist we care about and supporting characters we equally enjoy in a suspenseful new novel. Everything from the plot, writing, detail and tone grabs you from the beginning and never lets you go until the end. And once you've reached the end the reader can only want more-good thing for us it's a three-part series. Furthermore, after reading this thriller it's true "You'll never complain about a hard week again."