Sunday, December 22, 2013
CAGED WARRIOR by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Set in inner-city Detroit with the backdrop of MMA cage fighting, I predict that CAGED WARRIOR will be a sure-fire hit with teen boys. Author Alan Lawrence Sitomer takes readers into a violent world of no holds barred wrestling and the corrupt business that goes along with it.
McCutcheon Daniels "MD" goes to a rundown, neglected high school, and he is well aware of the fact that his father expects him to drop out as soon as he is sixteen. MD's father had hoped to have his own championship boxing career, but when that fell short of his expectations, he decided to groom his son to be a wrestler. Unfortunately, his father's desire for money and fame above all else, pushes MD into the most dangerous form of wrestling - mixed martial arts.
MD does enjoy the power and adrenaline rush he gets from his fights. He skips out on school every afternoon to train at a local gym. After his exhausting training session, he heads over the elementary school to pick up his five year old little sister so they can head home, do their homework, and fix dinner from whatever they can scrape together. MD is solely responsible for little Gemma since his mother left years ago and his father is usually drunk in some local bar.
When MD is offered the chance at a scholarship to attend a prestigious Detroit private school, he knows his father will not be in favor of the idea. It would interfere with his development as a championship fighter and cut into the prize money that keeps a roof over their heads. But, a tour of the school and the promise of a normal life and a future may be more than MD is willing to sacrifice even for his tyrannical father.
CAGED WARRIOR combines vicious, bloody fight scenes with family drama and connections with organized crime that will keep readers turning the pages. Not due for release until May 2014, this is one to add to your wish list.