ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Pete Delohery provides a glimpse into the world of boxing and what life in the ring is like in his new book, El cordero al matadero.
"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." (BlueInk Review).
"Iron" Mike McGann, 32 years old, is facing the twilight of his boxing career. Desperate for his future, he 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 boxing. He has won all 22 of his fights by knockout, but behind Rufus Hilliard's menacing ring presence lives a man nobody knows, a complex man who despises his own image. Unexpectedly left alone before his bout with McGann, Rufus "Hurricane" 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 terrorized by a mob kingpin to sabotage Hilliard. O'Connell, who is an alcoholic and a compulsive gambler, blames himself for the ring deaths of two boxers. Trapped in a moral crisis, Charles "Charliehorse" O'Connell must finally confront his "Cardinal Sin."
"Delohery weaves his engrossing tale around the inner nightmares of an intriguing host of professional prize fighters. Colorful characters become memorable as each emerges from the chaotic disorder of their respective lives to stand firm as men or die trying." (Stringer Literary Services)
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. Readers will witness more thrills and excitement as the surprising end unfolds in El cordero al matadero.
SOURCE Delohery & Associates