The Gomorrah Principle

Fiction - Thriller - General
432 Pages
Reviewed on 05/28/2014
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Author Biography

Newspaper carrier, grocery store clerk, land surveyor, machinist (International Harvester), paratrooper (82nd Airborne Division), foundry worker, carpenter, brakeman and conductor (Illinois Central Railroad), deputy sheriff, business owner, house painter, dock worker, truck driver, airline ramp agent, operations manager (FedEx Express), Airline Flight Dispatcher, Area General Manager (General Electric), motorcyclist, skydiver, hunter, fisherman, wildlife photographer....Mississippi author Rick DeStefanis brings a lifetime of experiences to his writing. An avid outdoorsman and military veteran, DeStefanis brings several of these experiences to his first two books, The Philosophy of Big Buck Hunting and The Gomorrah Principle. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Rick has lived most of his adult life in Mississippi, where he resides with his wife Janet. For more information visit Rick at and at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

In The Gomorrah Principle by Rick DeStefanis, Brady is a man on a mission, a mission to discover what happened to his best friend, the brother of the woman he loves. In order to accomplish his mission he’ll have to go to the last place his friend is known to have been, Vietnam. But traveling to Vietnam during the war is harder than it might seem, unless you’re part of the military. Lacey is certain that if Brady joins the military he’ll die just like her brother, but that doesn’t stop him from signing up. It’s going to take all his skill to discover what happened to Duff without ending up the same way he did.

This book really opened my eyes to what happened during the Vietnam War and what the men who fought in it really went through. Brady was a very interesting character and seeing the way he changed throughout the course of this book made it more realistic; after all, no one can go through an entire war completely unscathed. Lacey is also a fun character who is trying to become someone new. She’s really trying to grow and develop as a person but doesn’t know how to do it. Throughout this book she definitely shows how women tend to become less naïve as they grow older. The Gomorrah Principle works for both of them and it’s something that they will not forget any time soon. I know it’s something I’ll remember (and I’ve never been a hunter).