Fiction - Thriller - General
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Reviewed on 06/25/2016
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Author Biography

Philadelphia's Thriller Author, Dean Kutzler, writes fast-paced thrillers entrenched with surprisingly true facts hidden around the world. Brownstone is the first book in The Jack Elliot Series.

Dean Kutzler started out in the annals of accounting, fully submerged and drowning in a sea of boring analytical journals, he decided that a non-creative life was not the life for him.

In 2012 he finally found a life preserver and pulled his way to the top of all that boring data and quickly (and happily) dove right into the creative world of...well?

Creating worlds!

He invites you into the world of Jack Elliot and his fictional adventures where he twists real-life secrets into his path, enlightening every reader!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Little does Jack Elliot realize exactly how his life will be changed after receiving a phone call from his uncle’s lawyer. Rushing ‘home’ to New York City from his hard-won, self-made happiness in Montreal, Jack is immersed in intrigue that began at the dawn of time in Brownstone by Dean Kutzler. Uncle Terry is on his deathbed and a bizarre chain of events unfolds with Jack at the center. The problem is, Jack has no idea what is going on or whom he can trust. With the inheritance of Terry’s fabulous brownstone home, Jack also receives the pieces of an eons-old mystery that he must keep safe. The Vatican and a sinister organization both seek these pieces – for opposing reasons, of course. The outcome would be world domination or the fall of everything our history and religion have been built on for over 2,000 years! With the unlikely help of a New York cabbie, Jack survives attempt after attempt on his life and home, but how long can he hold out against forces that have been preparing for this day for centuries?

Excitement and intrigue abound in this fast paced action thriller, full of ancient historical references and the wisdom of the ages mixed with greed and dreams of ultimate power. Brownstone grabs your interest and doesn’t let go as Jack Elliot is thrown into the largest mystery of all time, and the reason why will shock you. Dean Kutzler has masterfully blended history, legend, age-old conspiracies, and modern angst into a story that will leave you breathless and anxious for more. Fantastic story!

Rabia Tanveer

Brownstone by Dean Kutzler is the story of a man whose destiny was carved out long before he was even born. But the question is: can he fight it? Jack Elliot was only going back to say goodbye to his dying uncle. Returning to New York City was not easy, but when he is accused of two murders he had no clue about, he knows things are only going to get worse. He does not have any idea who is behind it, but he knows that giving up is not an option.

What he does not realize is that there is an organization waiting for him. This organization is as old as time and they have been waiting for him to appear to play out their nefarious plans. They are on the look out for him and if they succeed in finding him, things will get worse for everyone in this world. However, the main question is: can Jack prove his innocence and remain hidden from the organization?

WOW, just WOW. This novel is scintillating and very, very entertaining. Jack, oh boy, what can I say about Jack? He is a protagonist that is created once every decade. He is strong, resilient, and very powerful. His character development was super amazing, the dialogues were crisp, the mystery element of the novel was intense, and the suspense was nail bitingly good. This novel was a true pleasure to read and I just can’t wait to read the next in the series. Great cover and great writing! This is perfect!

Tracy A. Fischer

Wow! That’s exactly what I thought when I finished reading the fantastic new book, Brownstone: Book One of the Jack Elliot Thriller Series, by author Dean Kutzler. This book is one that will keep readers up way past their bedtimes, eagerly flipping through the pages from the start all the way through to the end, determined to figure out what will happen next! Follow the story of lead character, Jack Elliot, as he returns to New York to attend his uncle’s funeral, determined to find the murderer who has targeted his family. What he doesn’t know is that he is getting into something much larger than he could ever have anticipated, and he’s about to come up against a secret organization that has existed since the days of Genesis, a group with one goal; to keep a secret that is tied closely to the fate of the world. Will Jack survive his investigation? You’ll need to read this great book to find out!

I loved Brownstone. Loved. It. How’s that for a review? Well, it’s definitely how I felt about this very readable new book. Author Dean Kutzler has done a superb job in creating characters that his readers will relate to and connect with, especially the lead character, Jack Elliot. If that isn’t a hallmark of a great author, I’m not sure what is. The story line is realistic yet exciting, adventurous, and filled with mystery and thrills, just the type of thing that will keep most readers enthralled throughout. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more from Dean Kutzler in the promising Jack Elliot Thriller series as soon as I possibly can!