The Gomorrah Principle by Rick DeStefanis

Another positive review for The Gomorrah Principle from The Vietnam Veterans Of America.

Books in Review II

Rick DeStefanis, a veteran of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, dedicates The Gomorrah Principle (CreateSpace, 432 pp., $17.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle) to all veterans, especially the paratroops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions. The book is described as a “non-stop literary thrill ride. Stand back, Bob Lee Swagger.”  I’ve read all of the Swagger books, also about a legendary (fictional) Army sniper, so I was eager to find this thriller in the same league with the Swagger books.

The backwoods hero, Brady Nash, is notified that his boyhood friend, Duff Coleridge, has died in Vietnam under mysterious circumstances. Brady receives a letter that contains allegations that Duff was murdered and that a woman in South Vietnam, Lynn Dai Bouchet, knows how and why.

Brady Nash, who is characterized as “dumb as a brick,” “Country dumb,” and a “stupid hillbilly” by the villain, Jack…

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My new novel, The Gomorrah Principle, is now available in the trade paperback version at, or it can be ordered direct from the publisher by clicking on the book title at the top of this page and utilizing the link provided.  Regardless of normal preferences, I believe most readers can find something  in this story they will enjoy.  When protagonist Brady Nash goes off to the war in Vietnam, he leaves behind his closest friend, Lacey Coleridge.  Lacey also leaves home, moving to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. Her story is told in parallel.  This is not your average macho thriller, but one about common people in uncommon circumstances. The Kindle and hardback versions are still in the works. Click on the book title at the top of the page to read more or to place your order.

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