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Milton Gross Book review: "Unrelenting Nightmare" by Stan Yocum
By Milt Gross
May 18, 2014 - 1:05:30 AM

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This 2013 paperback, Unrelenting Nightmare, has one of the longest climaxes I've ever read. Milt Gross photo.
The most outstanding part of the plot of Unrelenting Nightmare, in my opinion is its long climax, followed shortly by an anticlimax.

The most unrealistic part of this murder/mystery novel is the number of FBI agents killed during the climax in which the villain Nomed fails to murder an industrial leader which he had contracted to kill and is himself killed by the heroine of the book.

The heroine, Alexandra Nichols, an agent for Paramount Security which is owned by her father, Lloyd Nichols, doesn't show up until page 53. But after that she is front and center in the plot, which is the hiring of Nomed, Cameron Clark by name, as an assassin of an industrial leader who had invented a virtual reality software program that allows viewers to feel they are participants in a scene.

Clark, a former military member, is fascinated with the act of killing.

The plot, somewhat complicated, is of two industrial rivals of Stuart Garrison, the software developer, who plan to take over Garrison's company and make millions of dollars from the sale of Garrison's software development. The two hire Nomed -- "demon" spelled backwards -- to assissinate Garrison.

The long climax comes as Nomed attempts to kill Garrison at an estate, where all kinds of weapons from explosives to guns tangle, leaving several FBI agents dead from their roles of attempting to capture Nomed. Finally, a long, action-filled escape and chase involving vehicles and a helicopter, the heroine shoots and kills Nomed.

In an after-climax, a bomb sent earlier through the mail by Nomed explodes and does away with Garrison, who is not a nice person.

Romance follows the story and ends with an FBI agent capturing not a bad buy but Alexandra Nichols' heart.

Over-priced in my opinion at $20.95 by iUniverse, a self-publishing company in Bloomington, IN, sells a hardcover version for $23.06 and a Kindle Edition for $3.99.

The author, apparently retired from the business world Stan Yocum, raises and trains service dogs for the disabled and lives with his wife in Palos Verdes, CA. Yocum has two daughters.

In 2004, Yocum had published another book, The Price of Admission, also now sold by

If you like action, complicated plots, lots of action and killings beyond count, and a satisfactory romantic ending, Unrelenting Nightmare will be a great book for you.

Milt Gross can be reached for corrections, harassment, or other purposes at

Milton M. Gross Copyright 2013

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