Monday, 26 October 2009

An Offer for You – Life After 187 © Wade J. Halverson

Fans of high octane action and loads of emotional charges scenes – I have an offer for you. Author Wade J. Halverson is offering a copy of his recently released LIFE AFTER 187 to a few readers for review.

Halverson brings a wealth of experience and diversity to this book. Not only will this book touch you heart but it will take you on a whirl tour of far off places.  

If you would like to review this book please drop me an email at and you will be contacted by the author.







Sentenced to life in prison when he executes the men who murdered his wife, Kane Silver is singled out by the warden for his fighting ability. Along with inmates Valentino Lopez and Si’Ling Lee, Kane is drafted into service and forced to fight for money in high-stakes tournaments. But when the three friends escape during a New Year’s Eve match in Lake Tahoe— saving the warden’s life in the process—their situation becomes more complicated.

Their status undetermined, they vanish underground and sign on to help a young woman whose parents are being held by an Argentinean drug kingpin. Follow Kane and his friends as they compete and grow closer while rediscovering what it means to be free. From Lake Tahoe and the western United States to Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, and Thailand, Life After 187 takes readers on an exhilarating ride filled with big money, intense action, justice, and the pursuit of honor.




Chapter 4

Kane read the morning paper in his cell. There was an article on his trial.

“Kane Silver will not receive the death penalty due to his contribution to the U.S. Military. His wife, Melinda Silver, had been brutally raped and then killed with a hunting knife. One of the four assailants was found dead next to Mrs. Silver, a stainless steel thermometer lodged in his eye. Although the jury was divided on a few issues and there were questions about crimes of passion due to the fact that Mr. Silver found his home being invaded, Mr. Silver was found sane and was charged with multiple homicides. The Ortiz family was not at the court proceeding and does not support the defense of Kane Silver. Melinda Silver was a graduate of Cal Poly. She also donated several weeks a year to environmental causes. Kane Silver was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on Monday without the possibility of parole.”

Kane put the paper down, closed his eyes, and tried to take a nap. He wasn’t mad about the sentencing, but he was mad about not being able to bury his wife. Mr. Ortiz decided to have his daughter cremated and her ashes spread in the ocean.

Kane had gotten past his mother’s death, then his father's, and now he would get past his wife’s. He knew the difference between getting over the deaths and not forgetting them. He would never forget one moment or detail, about any of them. But the Colonel had instilled in him the idea that he could survive any situation or environment. Every negative had a positive, his father had said. You just had to find it. Kane couldn’t see it and knew he might never find it. But he knew he would survive it.

The press had a field day with Kane’s statement:

“My name is Kane Silver. I was raised in a Christian family. The values, morals, and ethics that were instilled in me were the ones this country was built on. My father was a full bird Special Forces colonel who served three tours in Vietnam. Later, we both served in the Gulf War together. He was killed in action in the Gulf. I joined the U.S. Army at the age of seventeen. I served in the Special Forces for five years and then in Special Ops for the last four. I discharged after coming back from the Gulf. I met my wife Melinda in the Gulf where she was working for the United Nations. She was conducting studies on the environment and the damage the war was having on it. We were married two weeks after we met.

“I am aware Mr. Ortiz was not happy about this fact and had wanted to give her a big wedding. Also, a Special Forces solider was not his first choice for his only daughter. I can say, though, that Melinda was very happy, and that we were completely and utterly in love with each other. We married in the desert, just the two of us and an Army chaplain. It was a very beautiful and spiritual ceremony. I swore before God that I would honor and protect her. Well, I failed.

“Melinda fought like a tiger. She had a tremendous amount of life force. She was humble and kind, and did not deserve to die this way. When I found her lying on the bed, dead, I decided I wouldn’t fail Melinda again, as the court system unfortunately would. I heard the perpetrators running out the door. I did chase them down and yes, as the district attorney said, I ‘painfully executed them.’ I did so with no hesitation and with no regrets. I failed my wife in life, but I would not fail her in bringing justice to her killers. I am Kane Silver, and this is my statement.”


About the Author

Wade J. Halverson is the author of Kane Silver novels and the 187 book series. For the last twenty years, he has owned kickboxing gyms and has worked as a bodyguard. He has lived in Alaska, Miami, Colorado, Thailand, and Los Angeles. He currently resides in Southern California. Readers may learn more about Wade and his work at his website,


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