The August Giveaway Hop is Here

Follow the Hop here.   If you hopped here, follow the link below for your free copy of:

Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa  

Go to Smashwords and use this code: HV52K.











Review by: Cindy Rinaldi on July 29, 2011 : star starstar star star
In 1979, when American Matt Reiser lands in Africa to search for his son, he quickly finds himself beaten and robbed of everything from his passport to his shoes. Haunted by regrets, Matt is on a quest for redemption and the robbery triggers a chain of events that takes Matt on a dangerous journey across international boundaries without a valid passport. A dubious hotel concierge and his street-smart niece seem to want to help Matt, but their lives collide in a pivotal moment that sends Matt running from thugs and government officials through urban and rural Africa in a life-changing adventure. Surprising twists hurl strong characters through colorful sights, smells and sounds of a time gone by. “Facing the Son” delivers a great roller coaster ride that is a testament to a father’s love for his son and his son’s mother in a story that is compelling, heartwarming and bittersweet.

Review by:  T B Gething   on  Jul 08, 2011:     4 of 5 stars

West Africa before cell phones…

Africa has always seemed a long way away to me, and a little intimidating for that reason. One sees news of the violence, corruption and dire poverty there. Facing the Son, which takes place in the late 1970s, does not gloss over these aspects of the continent, but the novel is also a heart-warming, positive story about an American father’s attempt to reconnect with a son who has chosen to distance himself from his family by moving there.  The pace is quick and the plot keeps turning as frequently as the back roads traveled. Liked it so much, I read it twice!

Review by:  Ian Berman   on Jul 20, 2011: 5 of 5 stars

What a great book.  From the outset the reader is put in suspense with what has got to be any travelers worst nightmare – and then in a country as foreign as one can imagine.  This book has a lot to offer including understanding the challenging conditions in Africa, a traveler put completely outside his comfort zone, and a father’s struggle with his broken relationship with his son.  The story continues throughout to take new unexpected turns and one quickly gets to a point where you cannot put it down until completed.




M L Rudolph has worked for CNN among other American and British television and film companies. He has written for general interest and trade magazines and published his first novel, Facing the Son, A novel of Africa, on Amazon in 2011. More are on the way. Rudolph is a dual US/UK national and lives in Pasadena, CA. View all posts by M L RUDOLPH

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