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When Johnny Derrico returns from three months in hiding because of a gang shooting, he joins the Army hoping to use his vast intelligence and photographic memory in the service of his country. Instead of getting assigned to Army Intelligence, Johnny winds up on the battlefields of Vietnam and in a twist of fate, receives wounds that not only take away his gifts, but also his confidence. After he comes home and sees he is no longer who he was, he becomes depressed, a recluse, and sees no hope for his life. Johnny decides to go on the road to try to save himself and find his place in the world. Johnny uses his extraordinary expertise with a pistol to help restore his confidence. He becomes a celebrity and eventually a bodyguard for singer Frank Valentino one of the most powerful men in show business. Johnny meets Gabriella, Valentine's daughter, and they fall passionately in love, but there are obstacles to their being together. It is through this journey into the dark night of his soul that Johnny rediscovers himself, finds a new life, and comes to terms with how he will use his new gifts to better the lives of others. Johnny One is a book that will stir readers' compassion, joy, and will have them cheering for the indomitable nature of the human spirit.
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Dr. Gene Paolucci earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University. He is a licensed family therapist, has been a director of counseling, counseled in high school and middle school, taught graduate and undergraduate school, written articles in his field, and been in private practice. Because of his background, Dr. Paolucci is able to let the readers enter the inner world of his characters and feel what they feel. In Johnny One, the readers get to experience the world of a Viet Nam War veteran who struggles to regain his life. It is this experience of looking into a man’s soul that makes this book so unique. Dr. Paolucci has written four other novels, The Runaway: Eddie’s Story; Eddie’s Return; Gang; and Rescue: The Eddie and Fazio Chronicles. email@example.com
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