Lamb to the Slaughter by Pete Delohery

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Set against the vividly rendered backdrop of professional boxing, Pete Delohery’s hard-bitten yet generous-spirited novel focuses on three men at crossroads in their lives…
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Lamb to the Slaughter
By Pete Delohery
            
 "Boxing is about more than just how many opponents you can knock out. It's not a way of life, but a way you view your life and the world around you." Author Pete Delohery
provides a glimpse into the world of boxing and what life in the ring is like
in his new book, Lamb to the Slaughter, a novel about love and courage, sin and
redemption."  The personal problems are unique and the ending is both thrilling and surprising.

"Iron" Mike
McGann, plagued by fear of quiting and violent nightmares, has refused to honor
his promise to his wife to quit the ring and start a family. In despair, his
wife, Madge, is leaving him.

Rufus "Hurricane" Hilliard, Mike's next opponent, is the most menacing presence in prizefighting. Forced to move to a ghetto when his father died, Rufus refused to join a gang until he was told either you do or your sister will be sexually assaulted. He joined and soon was in prison. Left alone before his bout, Hilliard is forced to confront the past that haunts him and the future he dreads.

Charles "Charliehorse" O'Connell, Rufus's corner man has been ordered by a mob kingpin to sabotage Hilliard. O'Connell, an alcoholic and compulsive gambler already blames himself for the deaths of two prizefighters. Trapped in a moral crisis, will O'Connell finally confront
his "Cardinal Sin?"

Rufus "Hurricane" Hilliard vs "Iron" Mike
McGann, just another fight shown on The Continuous Sports Network, but by the
time it is over the lives of these and many others will be forever different.
 

About Pete Delohery

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Published August 9, 2011 by Xlibris. 174 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Amy Edelman on May 22 2013

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