Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Boca Knights"

Steven M. Forman divides his time between Massachusetts and Boca Raton, Florida.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Boca Knights, his first novel, and reported the following:
Page 69 is not representative of the rest of the book except for the first person narrative and the protagonist’s way of expressing himself. Boca Knights is the story of one man’s intolerance for intolerance and his lifelong battle to defend everyone’s right to live as they choose in peace. Eddie Perlmutter was Boston’s most decorated, fearless policeman from the 1960’s to the end of the millennium when, at sixty years old, he is forced to retire due to a lifetime of violent injuries. A friend gets him a job in the warm weather of Boca Raton, Fl as a golf course ranger. Eddie is wired with the DNA of his relentless grandfather, a Ukrainian orphan who had killed twice by the age of fifteen. Eddie is a stranger in a strange land when he enters the pristine environment of the land of gated communities, golf courses and ustabees. (I ustabee a doctor, I ustabee a lawyer) The story revolves around Eddie’s unshakeable resolve to live and let live even if he has to kill someone in the process. The story is also about how he evolves into the more cerebral Boca Knight and transforms a placid community of ustabees into a wannabee army of Boca Knights. The book could have been entitled United States Knights because being a Boca Knight is a state of mind.
Read an excerpt from Boca Knights, and learn more about the book and author at Steven M. Forman's website and MySpace page.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue