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One Hundred Places

Reading. It does a mind good.

Click the below link to take a look at ONE HUNDRED PLACES, my new novel.

Available now: One Hundred Places
OVERVIEW

Hi,

My name is Pedro Vasquez.

I created this website as a platform
from which to showcase my writing, and
as a meeting place. You can visit these pages as frequently as you would like. When
you do, please feel free to
leave comments.

I’ve published two books recently:
a novel, and a small collection of essays.
The novel, ONE HUNDRED PLACES, tells the story
of John, a man who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. LETTERS TO AMERICA is a collection of essays I wrote in the aftermath of the November 2016 presidential elections.

Right now I’m editing two other
novels, the first of which, NAVY ONE,
will be out in the last quarter of 2017.
VETTING MATILDA will come
out by May 2018.

Warm regards,

Pedro

STORIES

Thirty-something John Peter has Asperger’s Syndrome. Having never ventured out of his hometown, he leads a sheltered life thanks to his mother Lily.
When Lily dies, things start to unravel quickly and John finds himself homeless — with a bag of cash, a dog-eared book and an old station wagon the only ties to his old life.
With his treasured copy of “100 Places to See in the USA Before You Die” on the front seat of the car, John sets off on a road trip like no other.
John criss-crosses the country, visiting destinations and landmarks in the literal order they’re listed in his book,. He’s challenged at every turn, and not just by his unorthodox itinerary.
Mix a chance meeting with the drug-troubled Nessa, an encounter with a local gang, and even more local law enforcement, with John’s own idiosyncrasies — what could possibly go wrong?
A concise adventure-drama, One Hundred Places is a rich, engaging tale of the human condition. It captures the sometimes comedic interaction of two troubled, complex but endearing characters on a journey of discovery.

PRAISE FOR NAVY ONE

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“New York author Pedro Vasquez was born in the Dominican Republic but move[d] to New York City a[n]d joined the US Navy in 1992, retiring in 2012. He makes an impressive debut with NAVY ONE, his first novel that is most certain to launch a successful literary career. Prior to novels Pedro wrote screenplays (his ability to create near cinematic scenes in this book is evidence of that experience). Though we are not privy to Pedro’s complete background, it seems his knowledge of ships and the Navy and the current milieu of terrorist activity in the world is sure. He writes in a manner that reminds us of John le Carré, John Grisham, John Ludlum et al – and that is high praise.”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

‘She pulled the pin from the stun-grenade and kept looking into the hijacker’s eyes as she backed away.’

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“In addition to the talent for building suspense, Pedro introduces some nuances that add to his writing – the President of the US is a woman here, the major role of women in a hijacked ship, the meaning of family, the manner in which death is faced and described – all of these make his story accessible and from the heart as well as sending terror signals to the brain.”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“The provided synopsis is excellent and would be difficult to improve.”
“Solid writing from a new voice. Watch him grow!”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

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