New Fiction Captures the Hope, Strength and Resilience of Boxers

Author pens a beautiful novel that speaks of love and courage, sin and redemption

Nov 01, 2013, 12:00 ET from Delohery & Associates

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 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."

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.

About the Author

Pete Delohery was born in Washington, D.C. in 1942. He received a B.S. and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and taught classes at Virginia Tech; was Town Engineer of Blacksburg, Va., and an engineering consultant in Atlanta, Georgia. Even though he was successful in engineering, his passion was always writing. Pete's writing style immediately involves you in the story and the life of all his characters.

El cordero al matadero by Pete Delohery

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