Hazardous Choices

Hazardous Choices Be the first to experience the new genre Movie Novel More entertaining than an iPhone More captivating than an iPad More thrilling thanyou get the idea You ll see the movie playing in your mind as you

Be the first to experience the new genre Movie Novel More entertaining than an iPhone More captivating than an iPad More thrilling thanyou get the idea You ll see the movie playing in your mind as you read Today s fast paced society demands this new entertaining genre Hazardous Choices is proud to be a pioneer in this new genre Of course, the story is what mattBe the first to experience the new genre Movie Novel More entertaining than an iPhone More captivating than an iPad More thrilling thanyou get the idea You ll see the movie playing in your mind as you read Today s fast paced society demands this new entertaining genre Hazardous Choices is proud to be a pioneer in this new genre Of course, the story is what matters After surviving life in a violent Chicago street gang through his high school years, Darnell Jackson s future appears promising A football scholarship gives him the chance to escape the thug lifestyle During his first year in college, Darnell safely resides in a small Kentucky town, playing Division Two college football and trying to make something of himself Adjusting to the new surroundings proves tough, but a teammate and a girl give him hope that his future will be better than his past In the summer after his freshman year, he returns to the old neighborhood to be with his mother The gang reasserts its hold on him, and the leader orders Darnell to kill a member of a rival gang Nearly dying in a gang fight, Darnell shoots an enemy gangbanger This forces Darnell to re evaluate his future As a result, he lies to the mercurial leader of his gang, claiming he completed his assignment After doing work for his gang, Darnell receives permission to head back to school and the security of small town life When the head gangbanger learns of Darnell s lie, the sm

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Hazardous Choices

  1. Born in Illinois, I nevertheless spent most of my formative years in Kentucky I attended The Ohio State University and am an avid Buckeyes fan I currently work in finance, am married, and am the father of a wonderful young woman with Down syndrome.I have written four novels that have been published A Spy At Home, Hazardous Choices, A Mormon Massacre, and my newest release, Valerie s Retreat are currently available on Here is a brief blurb about Valerie s Retreat Valerie, a middle aged woman, leading an average life as a head teller at a bank finally finds her soul mate, Franco He s sixteen years younger and studying for a Ph.D in Archeology, but they click Suddenly, the evil hand of fate causes their lives to fall into a downward spiral They lean on each other Trying to find happiness they happen to commit a little crime make that a little felony, and dash out of the country Now they re happy mostly.Please check out my web page josephmrinaldo for upcoming releases, and my blog, wwwjosephmrinaldocom, to learn about me.

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  1. When I read the blurb, and looked at the fantastic cover for this book, I thought that it sounded a lot like the movie The Blind Side , so I was very curious to see what twist the author would put on such a similar theme The only problem is, I kept falling asleep during the first few chapters of the book Most of the first chapters are very much a football play by play I m not a sports fan and didn t find much enjoyment in reading this therefore I think guys would enjoy reading it a lot or even [...]

  2. Hazardous Choices is written by Joseph Rinaldo and published by Smashwords The novel is approximately 88,000 words and 30 chapters in length.Joseph Rinaldo has two published novels the third he is currently editing Joseph has a daughter who has down syndrome and he hopes his voice can be a guide to parents in a similar situation by creating a character within his first two published novels whom have down syndrome.Coach Rotteli is keen to get his football team, the Western Kentucky state Universi [...]

  3. Growing up in a Chicago ghetto neighborhood where street gangs ruled everything, a kid had two choices either join the gang or endure daily beatings for refusing to become a gang member There was only a few ways to escape gang life die, become a professional sports player or a professional musician For Darnell Jackson, Division II college football was his ticket out of the gang lifestyle or so he thought that was until his two worlds collided due to his Hazardous Choices.Darnell Jackson was recr [...]

  4. Hazardous Choices by Joseph Rinaldo is a book that follows the lives of three intertwined characters First is Darnell, a young college student, we meet him as he finishes up his freshman year at a small Kentucky school and heads back home to Chicago and a former gang life he d like to forget We also follow his team mate and best friend, as he deals with his own home life back in rural Kentucky Finally, as readers we get to know the head coach and his family, including his teenage daughter and hi [...]

  5. Hazardous Choices tells the story of a former street gang member trying to make good in a new life in a small Kentucky town With a place on the football team, new friends and a chance to start over, things are looking up for Darnell However, in the Summer he returns to his former neighbourhood and becomes embroiled in gang politics and hazardous choices transform Darnell s life once again.There are aspects of the book that make for a well written story Despite some very poor choices, Darnell doe [...]

  6. 2.5 but as there are no 1 2 stars i will upgrade to 3Initially I was totally out of my depth, I know absolutely zero about American football and the opening chapters are full of talk about the game with sports terminology that went right over my head I also got very confused between all the coaches is team had so many different ones that I couldn t keep track of who s who It was slightly frustrating and slowed the pace of the story down for me but saying that if American football is your thing t [...]

  7. I received this book from the author in exchange for a completely honest review I read another one of Rinaldo s books and I liked it, but this one left something to be desired for me It has received a lot of good reviews on several different sites, but I guess I just didn t connect with the story very well But, it does have a pretty sweet cover The very beginning of the book was a lot of talk about football, which I personally found hard to get through Don t get me wrong, I LOVE football, especi [...]

  8. Western Kentucky State University s football team takes the spotlight in this wonderful novel by Joseph Rinaldo We are taken into the lives of not only the players, but also the coaches and their families Darnell is an intelligent college student who left behind a gang and a record to make something of himself Troy tries really hard to lead his team to victory and to make good choices, even though he slips sometimes to have fun.The coach s son, Eric, has Down syndrome and his mother gets the ide [...]

  9. Hazardous Choices, a book by author Joseph Rinaldo and the second I ve read of his hits HARD.Hazardous Choices is the story about a college football player named Darnell who goes to school in a small town in Kentucky to escape his life back home in Chicago which consists of being in a gang The story is VERY intense because you know, at some point, the paths between his life back home and his life in Kentucky are gonna cross and it s not gonna be good.The thing I liked about this book is the char [...]

  10. If you don t like violence, or if you live for happy endings, this is not the book for you However, It rings of some of the great Shakespearean tragedies in a very modern setting and involved me in caring for characters who were obviously busily living up to the title of the novel There is a family with a young, down syndrome boy who struggles to communicate but has mastered the social skills of caring and making friends There are a football team and the coaches involved in learning how to come [...]

  11. It seems the main character in this book, Darnell, has had little opportunity to make choices which were not hazardous Even so, being part of a gang due to circumstance rather than desire Darnell made the best of his life and tried to move beyond his circumstances.Reading this book brought me back to a time when my oldest daughter was intrigued with gangs and my insistence that she avoid them was paramount There are no such gangs where we live but, thankfully, this book provides a great educatio [...]

  12. Hazardous Choices by Joseph Rinaldo follows a young African American who tries to leave his past life in the world of inner city gangs to become part of the world of college athletics In his new world, he meets new friends and new experiences, but his world of the past envelops him when he travels home to see his mother His former gang life catches up with him as he returns to complete his education In this intriguing, well written story, the reader is drawn in to the lead character s double lif [...]

  13. Sometimes All Your Choices Are Hazardous, November 11, 2011By Elliot Malach The Unknown Surfer Galveston, Tx This review is from HAZARDOUS CHOICES Kindle Edition The book moves quickly and is an easy read I could not put it down The author, Joseph Rinaldo does a great job of developing the characters, especially Darnell and his gang involvement.I was surprised by the last chapter The book stopped but my mind kept going Great book for a sequel Very entertaining.

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