Back in February of this year, my novel and I were attacked by a tribe of Trolls known as the Goodreads bullies. Recently, you may have read or heard that Amazon and Goodreads have cracked down on these bullies and have been deleting some reviews and ratings of books these cyber sociopaths had targeted in an obvious attempt to libel authors and destroy careers.
When I launched “Running with the Enemy” after years of writing, revising, and editing, this suspense thriller was targeted by those trolls and they did a lot of damage.
Literary Awards for this novel:
Runner Up in General Fiction
2013 Beach Book Festival
Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
2013 San Francisco Book Festival
2013 Hollywood Book Festival
2013 New York Book Festival
Praise for Running with the Enemy
“Obviously drawn from the author's first-hand experiences as a Marine serving in Vietnam, Running with the Enemy is a rough but occasionally heartfelt war story. ... The book is sometimes too obviously drawn from his experience. But ultimately that's a small complaint about a book that, on the whole, is quite good and has a lot to say about the nature of the conflict ..."
– 21st Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards commentary from an anonymous judge
"The author definitely has inlcuded vivid, entrancing descriptions of the country, the people and the military who served there. ... It is an action-filled, intriguing story I will not forget soon."
– 5-star review from KMT through a Library Thing Giveaway
"From the first chapter to the end, it kept me going. Lofthouse writes from his heart and that always makes for a good story."
– 4-star review from Mahree through a Library Thing Giveaway
"For those who would like to get a sense of what combat was really like, this is an excellent book, which began as a memoir of Vietnam."
– 4-star review from Harvee L. [an Amazon Vine Voice]
"The fight/combat scenes are stunning, very realistic. … Betrayal, revenge, murder, and desperation make this a must read! … Very highly recommended.”
– 5-star review from Great Historicals
“This was quite a riveting but cruel story, not for the faint of heart. Well written with very graphic language and violent scenes but all-over, a very good suspense book.”
– 4.5-star review from Lynelle of (South Africa)
“This is a real pulse pounding adventure that is not for the faint of heart. You have a heroic soldier and crazed villains and a satisfying ending. I always like when the easy way is not taken, it leads to a much better read for the hero to overcome his problems with forceful determination. A must read for those that like military adventure."
– 4-star review from Exapno through a Library Thing Giveaway