“Salvatore is about manhood, friendship, combat and surrender, about facing inner demons and finding a way home. The mythologist Joseph Campbell describes the ‘hero's journey’ as a narrative that touches us most deeply. Salvatore is, bar none, the best such adventure I have read in a very long time.”— Victor Garlock, Ph. D., author, Your Genius Within
“With the same flowing prose, brilliant description, and outstanding character development as in The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson, Jeff Delbel continues the Jimmy Eagleson series in Salvatore. A must read.”— James Chamberlain, JR Novels and Books
Salvatore Esposito is rich, brilliant, and built like a gladiator, but he battles powerful demons. His past torments him with nightmares. He burns with hatred for his convict brother. The 2008 economic crash and a demented criminal's vendetta take him near the brink. Then an uncanny Labrador retriever and a mysterious stranger show up.
Salvatore is the second novel in the Jimmy Eagleson series and can be read first with equal impact. Old friends meet with new as an odyssey takes Sal from the Tampa Bay and shores of Lake Champlain, to London, Amsterdam, and the jungles and sacred havens of India. As Sal faces his oppressors, everyone in the way is in danger, including himself.
Jimmy Eagleson is a high-power, high-living lawyer with more money than he can spend, but life isn't good. His grinding disquiet from empty, stone-cold memories of his father is intensified by the bitterness of divorce and his cynicism toward the American business world he thrives in. Then, a trove of secret letters from World War II turns up.
Jimmy's flight takes him to a brawl in the Adirondacks' backwoods, sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with a much younger woman, a showdown with his unscrupulous New York City adversary, back in time to Second World War Europe, and finally to a multifaceted and thought-provoking end.