Happy to see that my book Unthinkable Consequences is still getting enthusiastic response. Here’s Grady Miller’s recently posted 5-star review:
“This book was recommended to me a while ago. Now that I finally opened it up I was neck-deep in a lusty, hard-boiled, hard-driving read that took me back to the scene of a movie that absolutely scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid, John Huston’s ‘Key Largo.’ I didn’t want to put it down though I blushed at the more heated scenes. Rector’s deft drama and subtle understanding of the contrasting and contradictory forces at work in people distinguish “Unthinkable Consequences” from run-of-the-mill kill and double-cross noir. His Paula, a 1950s housewife caught between passion and duty, is a vivid, breathing creation. Five stars for achieving a thriller that entertains while conveying human beings with all their thorns and roses. I’m looking forward to more from Rector…”
There is more. I’ve just completed a new novel that is now undergoing final editing and proofing and will be announced soon. This book is quite different from Unthinkable Consequences. It is a comedy satire in a contemporary Caribbean setting and pokes fun at just about everybody and everything in a world where nothing succeeds like excess. More details to come.
Meanwhile the script for my play Letters From The Front is also available. It’s a WWII story that takes place during the final days of the war in Europe. Interwoven into the storyline are a number of actual war letters written from the battle front and home front during every major conflict as far back as the Revolutionary War.
The good news is that the play is being revived and is scheduled to open Nov. 4, 2015 at Bob Harter’s Theater In The Square in Marietta, GA just above Atlanta. The play will run there through Christmas. The engagement will serve as the launch pad for a military base tour the following spring. Letters From The Front toured the world for 15 years and is known as “the world’s most decorated play.” Find out more about it at: http://wp.me/P4KXVf-4S.
I hope you can see from these three works that I am not a writer who is locked into a specific genre. This is probably the result of many years of making films and videos on a wide variety of subjects. I found almost all of them interesting whether it was a documentary about the first time man and bird flew together or a feature film about the struggles of one man to preserve the great outdoors. It all boils down to good guys and bad guys, romance and heartbreak, suspense, humor, everyday life suddenly put into a tailspin, and above all the hopes and dreams of everyday people.
Or dogs. That’s my next book. I think. Still mulling it over in my mind. In the meantime if you haven’t yet read Unthinkable Consequences, please give it a try. Here’s what some other’s who’ve read it said:
“The plot is well-structured, a thriller full of fast-paced action, with unexpected twists and turns. The dialogue is lively, you can literally see the scenes unfold before your eyes. Paula is beautiful and combative” – Claude Forthomme
“A very touching portrayal of two people not just enjoying each other physically, but enjoying true love for the first time in their lives, a love where acceptance, protectiveness, in-sync bantering, and joy was very well portrayed.” – S. R. Mallery
“Bob Rector demonstrates profound knowledge of the human psyche, instincts and desires, interweaving some original insights into the life of the main characters, i.e. Paula and Kurt; thus rendering this written work a best-selling page-turner.” – Boyko Ovcharov
“Unthinkable Consequences provided me with everything I love about reading: a fast-paced plot with thrills, main characters seriously flawed, yet with hope for redemption, and a landscape lush with sandy beaches, laughing dolphins, and mangrove-lined streams leading to a mysterious and sensuous home.” – Patti Ann
“Mr. Rector has written an absolute masterpiece. I couldn’t stop reading once i got started. The characters had so much depth. The flow of the book is flawless and never gets bogged down. Don’t miss this true treasure.” – Amazon Customer
“Bob Rector’s writing style sated all my senses. I became intimately engaged with the characters, intoxicated with the author’s descriptive imagery, and found myself reading late into the night. He has a writing style I can only describe as signature Bob Rector.” – AquaJock
“The way the suspense is built is truly unique. Astonishing how accurate the writer describes a woman’s feeling…” – Amazon Customer
““Unthinkable Consequences” by Robert Rector takes place in 1959 Southern Florida where Rector’s creative storytelling talent takes us on a roller coaster ride of genres from erotic to hard-hitting action. Rector’s vivid writing forces you to turn the pages to the very end.” – Norman K. Clark
“A well-crafted, rapid-fire thriller about lust and betrayal amidst the mangroves, with intense, conflicted characters who are up to their tank tops in unthinkable circumstances. Well-written Largo heat.” – Dan
“I am wiping the sweat from my brow as I finish this spectacular book. What more can you need. Delicious lovers, wild sex, fab jewels, thrilling adventure, islands in the sun, good guys, bad guys and crazy action. What a brilliant concept as the unloved wife leaps into this wild affair and even wilder adventure. Very atmospheric descriptions that left me feeling as though Florida in the late fifties was certainly the place where all the action happens.” – 1D82 Many