Save Me, Rip Orion by Matt Bower

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Praise for Save Me, Rip Orion:
"This book delivers a creative story. (The author) does a great job introducing and melding the characters. Every character in this book plays an important part, is well developed, and leads the story to a well imagined end." -Publisher's Weekly

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 - Quarterfinalist
Amazon Bestseller: Fiction-Satire

Book Description:
Cemetery groundskeeper Roscoe Solomon is nobody's idea of a savior. Since derailing his old high school classmate Damon's football career amid a freak accident, his summers have consisted of weed whacking around tombstones and shooing teenage loiters off mausoleum steps.

After an abandoned house is set aflame, Roscoe stumbles upon evidence that reveals the arsonist's next target. Evoking his childhood comic book icon, the mighty Rip Orion, he recognizes the opportunity to become the real life version of the superhero. Aided by his god-fearing and embattled sidekick Mitch, Roscoe vows to apprehend the feared pyromaniac. A budding relationship with the eccentric atheist Marcy, who bears a striking resemblance to Rip Orion's busty love interest, only reinforces his fantastic ambitions.

Roscoe's fantasy rapidly unravels when he collides with his longtime nemesis Damon, who harbors his own illusions of recapturing his glory days, and realizes Marcy's cryptic alter ego. Moreover, Mitch's mounting woes propel him toward a showdown with an unrivaled power. Meanwhile, the arsonist runs amok.

All seems doomed until Roscoe understands that to become like Rip Orion and save the world, he must play the role of villain.

About Matt Bower

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Published September 10, 2012 by Crooked Lullabies Press. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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