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  • By Jeremy Verwey
    Oct 15, 2009
    "The Search for Suffering's End" I always now I am going to like a writer when I read the first page of their book. It's the flow of the words and lack of boring or overused phrases and ideas. It's the choices for names of characters and whether or not I want to get to know them. All of these things make me turn to the next page. I turned the pages over and over again in Suffering's End. The combination of sci-fi and detective novel with a tasteful touch of religion is refreshing. The characters and plot are engaging. The descriptive passages kept me on the edge of my seat with scenes in which I feared for Detective Bodry. Gary Batta has delivered with a setting in the future that has a real old detective novel feel. Detective Bodry is near to retirement when he is engaged by a case with a "just one more" pull. He needs to solve this last case. He needs answers. Why are people that he thought faithful targeted by Suffering's End? Why does Detective Bodry's faith... More > protect him? I enjoyed "The Search for Suffering's End" from cover to cover. Now, I need to know what is next. Keep writing Mr. Batta! I am a casual reader. I find myself in bookstores quite often. It is rare though that I actually pick one to come home with me and I have never bought one on the internet. I look at covers and read jackets.I love the smell of them, and the feel of them in my hands. When they contain riveting content I am in a new world. This book delivers!< Less
  • By Gary Batta
    Mar 8, 2007
    "10/10 - POD People review" POD People give The Search for Suffering's End a 10/10 review!!! Quoted from the review: "The Search for Suffering’s End: A Beacon Novella, Book 1 is an intense though compelling mystery..." "I thought this story refreshing as it’s characters are more mature, growing older and readying for retirement, although genuine too." "The Search for Suffering’s End is quite engaging..." Thanks POD People. UPDATE: Due to the recent shift in financial strategy at Lulu, I will be republishing this book as a cheaper print version and free downloadable. This will take a little time so for the time being, please email me at if you wish to get a free downloadable PDF file. Thanks! GB
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Product Details

Gary Batta
February 14, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.73 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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