Book Title: Burton Blake by Robert Tucker
Category: Adult Fiction, 518 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing
Release date: 1/06/2019
Tour dates: May 27 to June 28, 2019
Content Rating: G (Depictions of violence are minimal. No bad language, religious expletives, sex scenes, drug use or underage drinking.)
In this sequel to the well-received The Revolutionist, the American journey of three generations locks the neophyte company president, Burton Blake, in a vicious struggle with corporate intrigue, financial greed, and social corruption. Born to a taxi dancer at the beginning of the Second World War, Burton’s father, Elias Blake, never knows his natural father, who is killed in the South Pacific. He is raised by his mother and stepfather from her second marriage who makes his fortune during the post-war real estate boom of the ’50s. Their untimely death by his business partner leaves the boy Elias in the guardianship of his mother’s best friend and her marine vet husband who introduces him to the macho culture of guns and hunting.
Elias’s youth is influenced by the adult world’s drive for personal material gain. Over the next decades, he expands his parents’ original real estate empire into the diversified multi-divisional, multi-national corporation that he leaves to his son, Burton. Upon his forced return from traveling and working with oppressed third world people, Burton learns increasingly more about the true nature of his deceased father as he undertakes the challenges of leading the company in a new direction.
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Robert is published by Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing under a multi-book contract. The author of four previous earlier novels, Robert infuses his books with unique dynamic stories and characters that portray social and cultural conflicts of their time. His career encompasses many years as a business consultant that have given him access to a wide range of organizations and an appreciation for people in all areas of society. His life experience is reflected in the literary quality of his work. Born and raised in the Middle-West, he has traveled throughout the United States and abroad.
Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes full-time to writing. Robert is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Masters Degree in Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards.
An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels. His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that address the nature and importance of personal integrity.
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Burton Blake is the sequel to Robert M Tucker's fabulous book, The Revolutionist. I loved that book and this one does not disappoint. It tells the story over several generations. Elias Blake is born at the start of the second World War. His father is killed while serving in the South Pacific and Elias is left never knowing him. He is raised by his mother and her new husband, but they bother died. He then has to live with his mother's best friend and her husband. He eventually takes over his parent's company and leaves it to his son, Burton Blake. Burton must learn how to lead this company and may be in more than he has bargained for.
Burton Blake is an awesome read. Even though it is a sequel, I believe it can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed this journey of corruption, power and greed. Burton is trapped and caught up in his father's secrets and deceptions. He finds himself in great danger, mystery and suspense. There plot twists and turns throughout the whole book. It is quite the thrilling ride.
Burton Blake is another reason why Robert M Tucker is becoming a must read author for me. He is very talented in writing fascinating tales that keeps me engaged and want to continue reading until I have read the last page. I can not wait to read more by him in the near future. I would give this one one hundred stars if I could. I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy action packed historical fiction.
Five plus stars.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.