Book Review-The Poe Consequence-Keith Steinbaum

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This is definitely a book you will not want to put down! It combines the supernatural with everyday events. At least the everyday events in the lives of ruthless gangs determined to kill each other off. And the lives of those who get caught up in between. I can totally understand why it won an award as a Supernatural Thriller Book of the Year (see below).

Warren, a teacher, had just lost his wife and was attempting to get his young son and himself through it. He decides to go see a psychic in New Orleans who tells him some pretty disturbing things which he decides to ignore and walks out before she is totally finished, but he does tell his twin brother some of what was said. Warren is an authority on Edgar Allen Poe-he can recite many of the works verbatim. I don't know if any of you have read any of Poe's work--it is pretty dark and gruesome stuff! Well, Warren stops in a store to get some aspirin and gets in the middle of the shootout between the two rival gangs. His son was with him and saw his Dad murdered. Seth went to live with his Dad's twin and strange things started to happen which the police could not figure out! (NO, I'm not telling you what-----).

Seth had some serious problems and began to act out-completely understandable and was finally introduced to a tutor who was able to help him. This young woman just happened to be the sister of one of the gang members. Through her, Seth was finally able to reconcile that not all Mexicans are bad people and starts the healing process. Meanwhile gang members are still dying in a very strange way-but only after they have killed someone in the rival gang-it happens at precisely the same time. The police really can't figure this out--no fingerprints., no nothing!

If I go much further I will give the plot away and I really do not want to do that-just know that good prevails over evil in every way possible!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

In a section of Los Angeles near Dodger Stadium, two rival gangs rule the streets. For the Alvarado Street Diablos, it’s been a year since the murder of one of their closest members at the hands of their sworn enemy, the North Rampart Lobos. A drive-by killing in his honor is planned, but things go wrong and an innocent bystander is the victim. Several hours later the one who pulled the trigger suffers a horrifying death, caused by something never before seen in its uniqueness. Many more such cases follow, all involving only these two gangs among the hundreds throughout the city. And each death occurs at the same time of day. The exact same time of day.

What can these two enemies do to survive against an unstoppable power intent on their mutual destruction? How is a gang-hating young boy’s attempt to save the life of a gang member tied into preventing a loved one’s soul from eternal damnation? What does a mysterious psychic’s prophecy conveyed earlier in New Orleans have to do with all of this?

Exploring both the darkness and hope that define our emotions, The Poe Consequence integrates social and ethnic divisions through acts of fate and supernatural horror for the reader to observe and imagine.

Read a couple of chapters here

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Purchase the Book here

About the Author: (from Goodreads)

As a professional lyricist, Keith Steinbaum co-wrote songs that have been heard throughout the world. His poetry has been published in various anthologies, and he received an International Poet of Merit award from the International Society of Poets. The Poe Consequence is Steinbaum's first novel, and it was awarded 'Supernatural Thriller Book of the Year' by the literary website,

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Lame Shrill Owl said...

Sounds like a good book that will keep you on your toes. BTW - I am amazed at how much you can read. Every day there is a new review. Impressive!

mymcbooks said...

Thanks for the review.


Cococute Manaloto said...

I love stories about Supernaturals and also Sci-fi and I wonder how great the authors of Books like this one on how great their minds and how creative they are to put up a story like this and I also idolized the people who will share their thoughts and review for books like this.

Ashley R said...

Thrillers are always nail-biting! I like that there's a bit of mystery thrown in there with a lot of strange connections between the characters (from what I can tell!).

becca said...

I like a good thrilled every now and again keeps things interesting.

AnitaBreeze said...

Sounds like a great book that I would like to read. I love this type of book.

Heather Swarthout said...

Sounds awesome! I love books like these, however I also like the fact that it's already wanting me to read it!

Lawna Noe said...

I am all about thrillers no matter if their movies or books. This seems like a very attention keeping book that would have me wondering what will come next.

Masshole Mommy said...

Yup, I want to read this one now. I love supernatural kinds of things and I know once I start, I won't want to put it down.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

Wow! This does sound like a truly thrilling book that will have you not wanting to put it down. Right up my alley!

Vinma said...

Supernatural and gang related violence crossing paths? hmm..sounds interesting! I love a good supernatural book :)

valmg said...

Your review intrigued me! I enjoyed some Poe so the concept sounds interesting. Does it read more like fiction or supernatural?

Jennifer said...

This is far from my normal genre, but I'm intrigued! Seriously, just from your review, I'm a bit hooked! I'm putting this one on my list!

Kristal Deane said...

Now this sounds like a book I would be interested. I'm usually into supernatural reads so I think I'll look out for this one. Thanks for sharing! :)

Mharms said...

Suspense-thriller stories sometimes keep me awake late at night because I read them a lot. :)

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