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I grew up in Texas in the seventies, and although I really wanted to go into writing and film from an early age, my parents (Cuban-American) were NOT on board.

They believed there were only three acceptable career paths for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect.

After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med (too much fun, not enough study), I ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then I went to law school (salvaging the family name).

In law school, I was lucky enough to be selected for law journal and my articles have been cited by courts and recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” list – which for law is like a top review in the New York Times (pretty cool).

After ten years as a trial lawyer, I decide
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Life for Life – The Eye for Eye Trilogy is complete!

My publisher has chastised me for not giving Life for Life a proper introduction to the world.

To my mind, it’s just a bit early. That said…


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In part, Life for Life may be suffering from third child syndrome.


Eye for Eye—the firstborn of the Talion Series—launched in April of 2019 in Covent Garden in London with the showing of a play (which I expanded upon to create the pre

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Great character building. Salander is fascinating. The view into life in Sweden - though this novel is obviously a noir version of life there - is equally absorbing. The story is solidly written, engaging, and has a few nice twists you won't see comi ...more
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Not quite as strong as the first, but a good follow-on. Salander's story and her character continue to engage. Blomkvist's character not quite as engaging in this volume. Given the issues with the author, a very solid product and worth the read.
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“But, if we consider, as physicists now claim, that everything is energy—everything we see, everything we think, everything we do—then it is just possible that this same law of conservation of energy applies to questions of morality. A conservation of moral energy, a maintenance of equilibrium… a balance exists and must be preserved. If an action is taken that disrupts that balance, then an action similar in kind and degree is required to restore equilibrium.”
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“Outlier complacency' is a heuristic that allows a person to enjoy the thrill of danger associated with the possible negative outcome of an activity or event because they take comfort in the reality that the likelihood of an actual negative outcome is statistically low.”
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