Sunday, March 16, 2014

Racing the Reaper by Jerrid Edgington is on sale for $1.99 on

After a life altering accident that nearly leaves Jacob Myers paralyzed, he feels his life is meant for something greater than the boring grind of an office job. Through his recovery process he comes to a decision to become an EMT. 

In the fast paced world of emergency services, Jacob makes one mistake after another. Is the stress of holding other lives in his hands just too much for him? 
Things go terribly wrong when a former patient stalks him and accuses him of sexual assault. 

Will Jacob clear his name and rid his life of this mentally unbalanced woman or will he be trapped and imprisoned for something he didn’t do? 

My Review
Racing the Reaper was not only suspenseful but full of action. From one scene to the next my mind raced. This story really comes to life. Exciting and earthshaking at the same time! This is the kind of drama pulls you in early on. From the very first page the reader is brought into some life changing circumstances. The writing is simple and easy to follow that at times I forgot I was reading and not seeing the story take place in front of me. I was able to escape into the story, into another persons life in an instant.

The dialog felt natural and I loved the sarcastic banter between the characters. What I loved the most was the emotion that the main character, Jacob displayed. You don't see many men showing so much vulnerability. The author had a way of pulling at your heart strings.

This book has a positive message about life and following your dreams. Loving what you do is an essential part and I could feel the passion throughout. I found Jacob and this story intriguing and filled with humanity.

I read this book last year and when the new edition came out I had to pick it up. The story is still intriguing but now the writing is sharper yet. The plot is richer and the story is even more captivating. Even the ending was more gratifying. I believe there was a lot of soul searching that went into creating this story. I can’t wait for the next installment.

"The sun slipped through the blinds lighting up his room with a bright orange glow. Jacob's mouth was as dry as the Sahara Desert, a side effect of the pain medication. He was sure if he were to look inside his mouth he would see tumbleweeds rolling through. Sitting on a table next to his bed was a glass of water. Oh, how he wished he could reach over and grab it. As he was lying there staring at the glass of water, the right side of his body began to tingle."


Jerrid Edgington is a Paramedic at Le Flore County EMS in Poteau Oklahoma. He has been in EMS for 17 years with 15 years of that as a Paramedic. He has worked in four different states in EMS. He has worked in big inner city as well as the rural settings. Jerrid has aspired to write a book and recently published his first book, Racing the Reaper, which is the first book in the series. The second book, Racing the Reaper-Resuscitation, is set to release in early September.
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