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Tortoise Riskies, the tumultuous debut novel by Daniel L. Gardner, unfolds in the suburbs of Boston as Derek "Turk" Hogan is forced to come to grips with his criminal past. Inspired by a chance meeting with a stunning beauty named Vickie Portinari, Derek confronts the hypocrisy of his lifestyle as he battles both spiritual confusion and the mayhem that surrounds him.
Told over the span of a long weekend in June of 1990, Riskies is the story of a young man's search for redemption from a life committed to self-actualization at any cost. The blue-collar crime rings of the North Shore provide the backdrop as Derek seeks answers to questions about greed, guilt, friendship, and love.
Can Derek leave the past behind and become the person that he wants to be? Will his relationship with Vicki continue to grow or will the truth drive her away? Intricate plot lines and vivid character portrayals complement the montage of emotions that are explored by Daniel L. Gardner in this, his first work of fiction. Within his novel's framework, no doubt all readers will find some measure of themselves.
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Daniel L. Gardner is an international business executive who has worked in both Mexico and Columbia. He has also been an adjunct professor at the graduate business schools of the University of Miami and Florida International University, and is a previously published author. His previous book, Supply Chain Vector: Methods for Linking the Execution of Global Business Models with Financial Performance, was published in 2004. Married with three children, Mr. Gardner has traveled extensively, presently resides in California, and includes studying philosophy and religion among his hobbies.
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Book Description Vantage Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0533157544
Book Description Vantage Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110533157544
Book Description Vantage Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0533157544