A Man Out Of Time (Phil Allman, P.I. Book 7) by Brett Wallach

A Man Out Of Time (Phil Allman, P.I. Book 7)A Man Out Of Time by Brett Wallach
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommended it.

A Man Out Of Time (Phil Allman, P.I. Book 7) by Brett Wallach is a superbly written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The threads of storytelling are expertly woven in this vigilante style narrative that it guarantees the attention of the reader. Skillfully constructed and set against the backdrop of the online dating world, this excellent moral quandary will have you turning the pages from beginning to end. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It's a solid read that benefits substantially from a raft of better-than-average elements.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘Like a latter-day Don Quixote, a delusional Phil Allman harkens for a time when men were chivalrous and brave. and women were virtuous and circumspect. With Dan Lee, his own Sancho Panza-like sidekick, he ventures into the wilderness, which in twenty-first century America is the sordid world of online dating. There they set forth to save damsels in distress and punish evil-doers, whether real or imagined…. A Man Out Of Time is the seventh book in the Phil Allman, P.I. series, and it finds our hero's already deteriorating sanity at its nadir. Dan Lee, a successful, retired IT professional, assists in his quest, to save Phil from himself, and to finally engage with the world outside of his cloistered and lonesome bubble. Along the way, they find a damaged but resilient young woman; does she really need saving, and do the men who have allegedly abused her deserve retribution? Such is the moral quandary of our adventurers who try to preserve innocence in a corrupt world.’

This was a fascinating and captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly mesmerizing journey.

There’s no doubt that A Man Out Of Time is an exceptionally well written book. The contrast between tone and content is a characteristic talent of only a few authors. Wallach pays as much attention to his sentences as he does to his plots, shifting or consolidating meaning with the use of a single word. His writing is impeccably honed, full of juxtapositions and qualifications that help to create an authentic atmosphere throughout.

If you are looking for a well-written satire where PC has derailed the train ever before it left the station, then A Man Out Of Time by Brett Wallach will not leave you disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommended it. A well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Brett Wallach in the future. Although it must be mentioned, for those who are fainthearted or linguistically sensitive, profanity and graphic sexual scenes are infused throughout the book.

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