Description: The Beginning Game by R.M. Doyon
“The Beginning Game” -- the third and final novel of an acclaimed series that began in 2010 with "Upcountry" and, in 2013, with “Thou Torturest Me.” In this gripping, page-turner of a novel, Doyon returns his readers to upstate New York and the Thousand Islands to deliver an exciting finale for his tragedy-stricken Schumacher family.
The principal character in The Beginning Game is Nicholas ‘Nicky Nick’ Wells, who was first introduced in “Thou Torturest Me.” At 27, Wells truly believes he has changed. He is smarter. He is patient. And he is reverential to those in a position of authority. But it is all a dangerous ruse, since it becomes clear the troubled, manipulative young man is ill with revenge. Only days after he is released from one of America’s most infamous prisons, Wells—now a martial arts expert—begins to execute his life’s new mission. Befriending a vulnerable woman to suit his needs, he begins to exact retribution against the unlikeliest of targets—an elderly man afflicted with crippling terminal diseases. But is his target really a feeble old man? Or is it simply the beginning of a campaign aimed at those he thinks are responsible for the twelve-hundred and seventy-seven days he spent in a prison cell?
This editor has read “The Beginning Game” and highly recommends it both for your library and as a holiday gift.
The reasons are many – The story is suspenseful, it takes place in our own North Country so you will recognize most scenes, the dialogue is powerful and most of all Doyon writes beautifully, making me feel that I am right there!
The New Beginning is the third in a trilogy, all taking place in the North Country and the Thousand Islands.