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  • Kindle Edition
  • 332 pages
  • The Victim of the System
  • Steve Hadden
  • English
  • 10 May 2018

The Victim of the System[KINDLE] ❁ The Victim of the System ❄ Steve Hadden – Essayreview.co.uk Twenty two years ago, Ike Rossi s life was shattered when his parents were murdered in cold blood He surrendered his football scholarship and returned home to find their killer and raise his nine year Twenty two years ago, Ike of the MOBI ó Rossi s life was shattered when his parents were murdered in cold blood He surrendered his football scholarship and returned home to find their killer and raise his nine year old sister Now, the crime of a local ten year old genius, Jack Cole, threatens to unearth old wounds rather than provide the closure Ike desperately wantsWhen Ike meets Jack The Victim ePUB Ì inside the Pittsburgh courthouse, he doesn t see a murderer but instead a boy who has been victimized by a system that has left them both without justice Despite knowing the case will resurrect the painful demons of his parents unsolved murders, Ike agrees to clear Jack s name The court of public opinion and the district attorney have an airtight case Worse, taking Jack s Victim of the PDF Ë side thrusts Ike into the crosshairs of the most powerful family in Pittsburgh, the FalzonesNow, with only days before the trial, Ike confronts the Falzones crumbling empire to find the shocking evidence that could save Jack At the same time, he races to decipher a series of cryptic clues from Jack s dead father that could hold the key to his son s freedom But each step closer to the truth draws them further into danger, and as three fractured families collide, Ike is forced to choose between saving Jack and saving himselfThe Victim of the System is a powerful and entertaining thriller about the justice system, closure and the abyss between them.


About the Author: Steve Hadden

About Steve Steve Hadden is of the MOBI ó the author of The Sunset Conspiracy, Genetic Imperfections, The Swimming Monkeys Trilogy, and The Victim of the System Steve believes powerful thrillers lie at the intersection of intriguing stories and intelligent characters in search of dramatic revelations with global human impact Steve was born in Columbus, Ohio but spent much of his childhood in North Severna Park, Maryland Building a The Victim ePUB Ì short wave radio with his father an electrical engineer , frequent trips to the US Naval Academy, and the gift of a chemistry set, sparked his interest in chemistry and mathematics at an early age At the end of elementary school, Steve s family moved to Columbus, Indiana where he developed his love for basketball and where his favorite book was Stranger Than Science by Frank Victim of the PDF Ë Edwards Two years later, Steve moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where his junior high school creative writing teacher sparked his interest in writing Steve attended North Allegheny High School and fell in love with Clive Cussler s Raise the Titanic He attended Penn State and began a career in the oil and gas business, where he s traveled to intriguing places around the world and met fascinating people His experience in the oil and gas business ultimately led to the idea for his first thriller, The Sunset Conspiracy His interest in biology and science formed the foundation for his next four thrillers, Genetic Imperfections and The Swimming Monkeys Trilogy He returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh with his latest thriller, The Victim of the System, a story with a mind bending scientific twistSteve now lives in South Carolina When he s not working on his next intriguing thriller, Steve is walking the beach with his wife and two Labrador retrievers, playing guitar or piano, and reading great booksVisit his website at.


10 thoughts on “The Victim of the System

  1. says:

    Having never read anything by Steve Hadden, I picked up this book off the Kindle Unlimited shelf and hoped to find a winner With a little thriller aspect and some code breaking, I discovered an interesting piece that kept my attention throughout Jack Cole is at the centre of a custody battle, as his parents are going through a messy separation When his father apparently commits suicide in the middle of the ordeal, Jack knows that he will have to take action, not believing what others so readi Having never read anything by Steve Hadden, I picked up this book off the Kindle Unlimited shelf and hoped to find a winner With a little thriller aspect and some code breaking, I discovered an interesting piece that kept my attention throughout Jack Cole is at the centre of a custody battle, as his parents are going through a messy separation When his father apparently commits suicide in the middle of the ordeal, Jack knows that he will have to take action, not believing what others so readily accept This ten year old genius takes it upon himself to shoot and kill his mother s lawyer, which only opens uptrouble for everyone In the State of Pennsylvania, no matter the accused s age, first and second degree murder charges require the defendant to be change as an adult With Jack heading to trial, his lawyer is seeking some way out of this hole, particularly since Jack admitted it all to the police Enter, Ike Rossi, a well known PI who goes to the mat for his clients when they need him While Rossi shares a personal connection to Jack, he is not sure he wants to wade into this case, having commitments elsewhere During some preliminary investigations, Rossi receives some odd emails with mathematical equations from Jack s deceased father They make no sense on the surface, though there must be something to them After some heartfelt reflection, Rossi realises that he cannot leave Jack or his aunt to be subsumed by the other side of the family, which includes a vindictive mother, whose own father is a powerful businessman with a great deal of influence Further, Rossi feels that the suicide might have been a convenient cover up for something that could put Jack in danger While the trial approaches, Rossi continues to receivemath equations and Jack s hope for redemption seems to be slipping away, though it seems no one is open to any type of alternate theory Rossi does all he can to help his client, including uncovering some dirt that could help But what do these equations mean and hope does it all come together Hadden has penned an interesting piece that will take the reader down a few rabbit holes before reaching a fast paced conclusion.There are times I venture away from the list of popular authors that I have, allowing me to find something different Plucking something off the shelf at Kindle Unlimited allows me to venture even further, as I can be kept from a Goodreads influence as well, where I will find some lesser known authors who wish to share their work Steve Hadden s book was one such adventure and I felt it was a decent foray into the world of thrillers with a slight scientific mathematical angle Ike Rossi plays the protagonist well, allowing the reader to learn much about him as the story progressed From the fact that his parents murder remains unsolved for many years, which brings him closer to Jack Cole, to the admission that he uses boxing to clear his head, Rossi is a man of many interests and has a burning passion to get things done All this spills onto the page as he takes his job seriously and tries to find a happy medium He is surrounded with a number of strong secondary characters, who keep the story on track and prevent things from getting too chaotic The premise of this book was decent, allowing the reader to become involved in this legal travesty, while keeping a distance as well The narrative moved well and proved insightful, gripping the reader at times That said, I was not as enthralled as I would have hoped, at times left on the periphery as things were taking place It was definitely a decent effort, but not as intense as I might have expected I will likely try another of Hadden s books down the road, though I will let things percolate for the time being.Kudos, Mr Hadden, for a decent effort I am intrigued to see what else you have to offer.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge

  2. says:

    This is a very good story with amazing characters described so well that they feel like friends and neighbors We start watching a young boy who hides in shrubs with a rifle poised ,pointing at the houses front door As the door opens and a man emerges a shot rings out, the man collapsing to the ground Then we see a boy pulling a red wagon wandering up the road A high school football star,Ike Rossi, had to leave college and his scholarship behind 20 years ago when his mother and father were This is a very good story with amazing characters described so well that they feel like friends and neighbors We start watching a young boy who hides in shrubs with a rifle poised ,pointing at the houses front door As the door opens and a man emerges a shot rings out, the man collapsing to the ground Then we see a boy pulling a red wagon wandering up the road A high school football star,Ike Rossi, had to leave college and his scholarship behind 20 years ago when his mother and father were shot and killed He went home to be a family with his nine year old sister The murderer was never found, and Ike had become involved with investigating problems At court one day he sees a young boy on the bench next to him, accused of murder and being tried as an adult The memories and feelings that take over Ike from the boy, Jack, begin an insightful journey for the two of them.The plots that swirl through this story are exciting and well written I had a hard time tearing my eyes from the page to do other things This is my first book by this author but will definitely not be my last I received this book from Hidden Gems and author Steve Hadden, who I thank for the enjoyable read and I am able to leave my thoughts for all

  3. says:

    Many thanks to Reedsy Discovery for giving me a copy of this book Actual Rating 2.5 starsThis was a disappointing book I liked the thriller aspect and the mystery of what Nick Falzone was trying to hide, and how the pacing picked up towards the end However, I felt that some of the characters were unrealistic, the really minor romance aspect was predictable, and some of the twists at the end were really unbelievable.Ike Rossi is a former, yet still famous, quarterback who is currently a privat Many thanks to Reedsy Discovery for giving me a copy of this book Actual Rating 2.5 starsThis was a disappointing book I liked the thriller aspect and the mystery of what Nick Falzone was trying to hide, and how the pacing picked up towards the end However, I felt that some of the characters were unrealistic, the really minor romance aspect was predictable, and some of the twists at the end were really unbelievable.Ike Rossi is a former, yet still famous, quarterback who is currently a private investigator He also has a secret career as a formidable boxer I was a bit skeptical of Ike and never really warmed to him I liked his sister and Mac a little bit, but as the story continued, they became less involved in the story I felt like the fact that Ike is famous, and apparently one of the best PIs so much so that he frightens the Falzones , and also a tough unbeatable boxer was unnecessary It seemed kind of convenient for him to be this super hero guy who never backs down and always does what is right When he meets Jack, he has an internal battle because he wants to help him, but already has a prior contract But he ends up doing the right and honorable thing and helps Jack out.Jack was okay, I didn t really care about him, and I was a little annoyed by the fact that he is special and very smart His aunt, Lauren, really annoyed me She is demanding, rude, and I absolutely loathed her when she yelled at Ike for refusing to take the job, and when he left later on She had no right to do so, especially when he had a prior commitment, and it annoyed me that her self centered or well, it sfor Jack attitude, and little speech about real commitment was one of the reasons why Ike took the case I really hated her character The tiny romance aspect between Ike and Lauren did not help matters at all It could have been eliminated, and the story would have been fine.The Falzones were interesting, and I kind of liked Shannon The dynamics between the two halves of the family and the increasing tension added to the suspense and intrigue.The ending was okay, however, some of the twists thrown in did not make sense at all and they weren t fully explained The ending was going really great until those twists happened.In the end, this was a meh thriller with disappointing characters, and some unbelievable twists.Blog Goodreads Reedsy

  4. says:

    There is a lot to like in this book, but also a lot to not like First, what I like the writing was great The plot and pacing moved well and I read a majority of the book in one setting as this was one of those books you get in to and just can t put down I felt the character development was great, not just for our main hero but for many of the secondary characters as well You can understand the reasoning behind the poor choices of some of the villains as well as the moral quandaries faced by There is a lot to like in this book, but also a lot to not like First, what I like the writing was great The plot and pacing moved well and I read a majority of the book in one setting as this was one of those books you get in to and just can t put down I felt the character development was great, not just for our main hero but for many of the secondary characters as well You can understand the reasoning behind the poor choices of some of the villains as well as the moral quandaries faced by our heroes Plus, the opening hook was also great The murder right out of the gate brought me visions of Orson Scott Card But then he failed to capitalize on it A ten year old being tried as an adult Ok, I can buy that but the media not having a field day with the injustice of such a rule and the controversy it would spark I don t buy I also don t buy the fact that two of our major protagonists also just happen to be former superstar athletes The lawyer being a former basketball star who led her Pitt women s team to the championship game OK The detective also being a quarterback who was the best QB to ever come out of this area Better than Joe Montana Nope Then, for good measure, let us make him an undefeated underground MMA star in the present day Why not Why not Because it adds ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the plot It takes away, rather than adds to the quality of this book There were a few other things like that along the way where I was thinking, This isn t believable, and it isn t essential, so why is it here The worst of these by far was the big reveal near the end You knew a big reveal was coming, there were a hundred other things it could have been, but the surprise Hadden threw in there just killed the end I really wanted to enjoy this book It made for a fun Saturday afternoon read There were just too many little things that really shouldn t have mattered that keep me from rating this higher than a 3.Full disclosure, I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for what I hope is a fair and honest review

  5. says:

    Great read Ike his sister , Maria, had their parents murdered Ike gave up a career, came home raised his young sister He started another career, as an investigator He took on the powerful, rich family to bring justice to murdered people The family business was dirty, as was law enforcement, judges, DA and others Ike was going to expose them Great read Ike his sister , Maria, had their parents murdered Ike gave up a career, came home raised his young sister He started another career, as an investigator He took on the powerful, rich family to bring justice to murdered people The family business was dirty, as was law enforcement, judges, DA and others Ike was going to expose them

  6. says:

    First time reading from this author and was very impressed This book is a big page turner So well written that you can leave the reality of this world so easily into this book Each page you could feel as if you re the character living the life Well thought out

  7. says:

    I got this book in the Goodreads giveaway Jack, a boy that kills a man he feels is responsible for his father s death He meets Ike who goes up against a rich powerful family and a corrupt system to prove that the killing was in self defense The plot and characters were easy to like and or dislike Very suspenseful and a few twist I did not recognize A good read.

  8. says:

    The Victim of the System A well written, fast paced, action packed thriller, filled with suspense and an intriguing, dynamic plot The characters are interesting, well developed and likable, the good guys that is, but the bad guys fill out their roles, too This is probably the best of all of Hadden s stories, which is quite an accomplishment since his other books are also substantial reads Needs minor editing I received this book through AXP.com 5 The Sunset Conspiracy My first book by t The Victim of the System A well written, fast paced, action packed thriller, filled with suspense and an intriguing, dynamic plot The characters are interesting, well developed and likable, the good guys that is, but the bad guys fill out their roles, too This is probably the best of all of Hadden s stories, which is quite an accomplishment since his other books are also substantial reads Needs minor editing I received this book through AXP.com 5 The Sunset Conspiracy My first book by this author and I enjoyed it There are quite a few good people fighting quite a few criminals The story is fast paced with a believable storyline, although a time or two, it s too easy or unrealistic how an event turns out especially the ending I liked the characters and their realistic dialog and behavior The book could use some editing, but it s still good entertainment, nothing stupid I ll be reading his Swimming Monkeys next I received the Swimming Monkeys through AXP.com Genetic Imperfections Fast paced Action packed Intriguing Interesting, well developed characters that are so realistic, along with their thoughts and dialog A well thought out, twisting plot that the reader can immerse in for the length of the book Editing was better for this book compared to his other four books.Swimming Monkeys Series This is a new author to me and I liked his five books Swimming Monkeys consists of three action packed, fast paced suspense novels with interesting characters that kept developing along with the storyline I prefer books with science and technology, and the author did a good job with his descriptions and explanations The dialog was realistic and my favorite character is Thad, a cool dude my least favorite is Thad s brother All the books needed some editing, but not too distracting, although God is lower case a lot I received the author s books through AXP.com.Genesis 1 Genesis is complete but still has a cliffhanger ending A well written, suspense filled, action packed story with an interesting storyline All the characters are developed with realistic behavior and dialog The emotions run the gamut disbelief anger hate love deception fear bravery One part of the journey is completed the series continues with Revelation, the second book.Revelation 2 This book continues 60 minutes after the point Genesis ended Revelation is complete but has a cliffhanger ending A well written, suspense filled, action packed story with an interesting storyline filled with destruction every step of the journey our heroes make All the characters are developing, still with realistic behavior and dialog Emotions run the gamut disbelief anger hate love deception fear bravery and plenty of sacrifice by others While Thad is still a cool dude, there are others just as cool Another part of the journey is completed the series continues with Exodus.Exodus 3 Exodus picks up in the cliffhanger from Revelation The description of The Trail of Tears is quite incorrect, missing a lot of Indian tribes Well written suspense filled action packed Full of emotions and pain for all involved in this last leg of the journey The characters are multi faceted and realistic in their dialog and actions A very entertaining series of books This book needs editing

  9. says:

    This was a really interesting read You have lots of interesting and deep characters, with security investigator Ike who came home, leaving his college football scholarship behind, to look after his nine year old sister, Marie, after their parents were murdered He comes into contact with a ten year boy called Jack Cole, accused of murder but also a shy, loner genius, outside the local courthouse and finds himself drawn to the boy.It reminds him of the injustice served in his parent s murder, wi This was a really interesting read You have lots of interesting and deep characters, with security investigator Ike who came home, leaving his college football scholarship behind, to look after his nine year old sister, Marie, after their parents were murdered He comes into contact with a ten year boy called Jack Cole, accused of murder but also a shy, loner genius, outside the local courthouse and finds himself drawn to the boy.It reminds him of the injustice served in his parent s murder, with no suspects being found and no one held accountable Jack has admitted murder, but has said he killed the man to stop being killed himself Part of the story behind his father s death is involved somehow Ike decides to try and help the kid and his aunt Lauren who has custody.As well as the murder case against Jack, there is also a custody battle going on with the boy s grandparents, the Falzones, wanting custody over Jack Jack will be tried as an adult and with his admission of guilt, he is looking at a slam dunk case and life in prison There is only a week for Ike to gain any evidence and try to save Jack.The Falzone family is involved in secrets and all have their own reasons for wanting custody of Jack, who may know what his father found before his death and they can t afford anything leaking out and affecting their company To some of them, business comes before family, but at least some members of the family put family first.Ike tries to break through the Falzone family ties to get evidence to free Jack, but runs into cryptic clues being sent to him by Jack s dead father that makes the evidence location harder to find It also places Ike and everyone he holds dear, in the direct line of those after Jack Ike has to decide if he can live with the decisions he needs to make to keep the only remaining part of his family safe, or if he can live with himself if he breaks the promise to save Jack and find out who was behind all the trouble and deaths surrounding the case.An excellent thriller, with plenty of legal interaction, its keeps the flow going from chapter to chapter Ike is a complex character, with honour and a belief in keeping his word, learnt from his father, and a strong sense of family responsibility Then you have Jack, a small boy but also a genius, who finds it hard to communicate of make friends with others, as a murder suspect at such a young age.The pace of the book keeps your attention and just rolls from one incident to another Adding in all the other characters that are brought into the mix to muddy the waters and add danger at every step I read this in one sitting as I just couldn t wait to see how things worked out for Ike, Jack and their families A great thriller, a fantastic read and I can t wait forI received an ARC copy of this book from Hidden Gems and I have freely given my own opinion of the book above

  10. says:

    In The Victim Of The System, author Steve Hadden weaves a riveting thriller that follows private investigator Ike Rossi as he investigates the case of ten year old Jack Cole, who is going on trial for first degree murder of a family law attorney For Ike, this isn t your normal run of the mill investigation, it is an investigation that opens up painful memories of his own parents unsolved murder from twenty two years ago, and he can see so much of himself in young Jack that he feels compelled t In The Victim Of The System, author Steve Hadden weaves a riveting thriller that follows private investigator Ike Rossi as he investigates the case of ten year old Jack Cole, who is going on trial for first degree murder of a family law attorney For Ike, this isn t your normal run of the mill investigation, it is an investigation that opens up painful memories of his own parents unsolved murder from twenty two years ago, and he can see so much of himself in young Jack that he feels compelled to help Jack clear his name in the justice system But there are people who want to stop Jack at all costs, and when Ike begins his investigation, he puts his own life in jeopardy So who will come out as the victim of the system, or will justice prevail Author Steve Hadden provides a multi layered storyline that has enough mystery, suspense, drama, treachery, secrets, legal interactions, and intriguing twists and turns that easily keeps the reader guessing He weaves an intricate and complicated web that interconnects three groups Ike s parents unsolved murder Jack s father s death and his belief that someone is out to get him next and Jack s maternal family, the very wealthy Falzone family who want to keep long held secrets buried deep and protect their business and fortune at all costs What ensues is a captivating unraveling of secrets and truths that come from beyond the grave in a series of code messages that hold the key to the answers Ike is pursuing.The Victim Of The System is an exciting and fast paced thriller that has realistic characters witty dialogue and interactions rich descriptions of the setting that transports the reader to Pittsburgh and its landmark locales and a multi layered storyline that easily draws the reader into the interconnection between the main characters as the pieces of the investigation puzzle surprisingly comes together.The Victim Of The System is the kind of thriller that easily keeps the reader captivated, guessing, on their toes, and wantingDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.http jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot

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