Book Of The Day – The Last American Martyr

by Rachelle on January 31, 2012

Today’s Book of the the Day is a highly rated bargain fiction book by Tom Winton. The Last American Martyr has a 4.5 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“Tom Winton is one of the most insightful writers I’ve come across in a long time. Rave reviews all around. The Last American Martyr would make an amazing film. Can’t wait for Winton’s next release in early 2012.” Rachelle – Amazon reviewer



The Last American Martyr
by Tom Winton
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Category: General Fiction
Price: $0.99

 

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It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then one small soul rises from the crowded depths of obscurity and causes the earth to wobble on its axis. This last happened in 2008 when an unemployed doorman, in a secondhand Goodwill suit, stepped onto the worldwide stage in Stockholm and accepted The Nobel Prize for Literature.

In this me-me twenty-first century, Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described “simple man” writes a simple book that resuscitates the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. All around the globe, from pole to pole, from America to Zimbabwe, the marching footsteps of workers, young and old, tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased. There’s a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of his book. And the moment Tom and his wife, Elaina, return home from Sweden, they realize just how angry this profit-hungry mob really is.

Mortified by the horrid scene that awaits them inside their New York tenement, the Soles’ have no choice but to flee their longtime home. Hoping to find anonymity, they bounce all over America in an RV. But they don’t find peace. Instead they become moving targets. Everywhere they go they’re followed by a succession of life-threatening events.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“The Last American Martyr” is full of suspense, intrigue, and mystery with dashes of romance and a literary edge. I felt as if I, too, was traveling with the main character, Thomas Soles, as he fled all over American in an RV, searching for anonymity and peace. The colorful characters he meets along the way only added to this highly-suspenseful ride. I did not want to put this book down! Neither will you!

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The Last American Martyr is a book that goes after several different emotions, all done very well. It has a little bit for several types of readers. When a book leaves you with a yearning for “I wish the story did not have to end”, then you know the author did his job well. This book greatly held my interest from start to finish. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is an easy, pleasurable read. I don’t think anyone would be disappointed.

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When I reviewed the authors first book “Beyond Nostalgia” I said that `Tom Winton writes with a pen dipped in his soul’. I wasn’t wrong or overtly throwing compliments away; I meant it. This his second book only serves to enhance that point in my opinion. Tom Winton’s writing is a delicious, complex, parcel of ordinary folks in extraordinary situations. You are teased into smiling at the insights into his characters motivations, horrified by the lengths that others will go to relieve him of his freedom; and warmed by his ability to care enough about his fellow man to have expressed his remarkable insights so well.

Get The Last American Martyr here: The Last American Martyr

About The Author


Tom Winton was born and raised in New York City. During his working career he has done everything from working on a railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in Manhattan. Now retired, he has also been a mailman, a salesman, an entrepreneur and more. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with his wife Blanche and their ill-tempered but loveable Jack Russell terrier, Ginger. They spend part of their time in Carmel, Maine.

Tom’s debut novel, Beyond Nostalgia, has been on four Amazon Bestseller lists at the same time–Literary Fiction for two months. Just released in August, his second novel, The Last American Martyr, has been on three Bestseller lists. In November Tom added a third book. Entitled The Voice of Willie Morgan and Two Other Short Stories, this work first appeared on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” just three days after publication.

All Tom’s Kindles are priced at 99 cents and his books $9.99.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Tom Winton and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Mzgambler February 2, 2012 at 6:17 am

I also just read “The Five Elements” Was pretty good nothing like I thought it would be. Great for teens or adults.

2 Mzgambler February 2, 2012 at 6:16 am

I just finished “The Last American Martyr!” Fabulous a must read for people who love books and movies that make you sit at the edge of your seat in a movie theatre or your chair holding on to your KINDLE!

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