How much bad can you justify in the name of good?

David Blazen spent fifty years comfortable in his work routine, but now that he's retired, he's desperately searching for one thing: a purpose.He ultimately finds it in the most unlikely of ways by becoming a self-proclaimed detective.Follow "Detective" Blaze as he embarks on an action-packed adventure filled with laugh-out-loud moments, captivating characters, and a climax like nothing you’ve read before.Don’t miss this page-turning excitement as one retiree's quest for meaning forces you to question the concepts of right versus wrong, of hero versus villain, of good versus evil.



"This crime fiction adventure is both heartwarming and inspiring."

"The endearing amateur sleuth, an impressively intricate plotline, and the laugh-out-loud humor in places (what action hero worries about their enlarged prostate?) easily make up for some sequences that stretch the bounds of believability. Also of note is the subtle social commentary."But the real power here is in the relatability of Blaze; we’re all searching for purpose and fulfillment in our lives, and this crime fiction adventure is both heartwarming and inspiring."An action-packed and surprisingly poignant yarn about a man’s search for himself as he enters his golden years."


"As a work of literary fiction, it is an exciting mix of adventure, action, humor, and social satire. The well-developed supporting characters and storylines expertly highlight how interconnected a community is and how some actions affect everyone. ... Overall, 'Boomsters: An Unexpected Adventure' by David Marks is a light-hearted yet suspenseful novel following one man's search for truth and justice that eventually gets him into more trouble than he bargained for. The humor, plot twists, and entertaining cast of characters make for a fast-paced and highly entertaining novel."


"The character development and their respective arcs had me coming back for more and more!""The novel brilliantly explores the search for purpose in the golden years, intertwining it with a thrilling web of power, vengeance, and deceit that keeps you guessing. Boomsters is more than just a detective story; it's a resonant tale about finding meaning and excitement in unexpected places.""The story is both fascinating and entertaining. What I liked best was the understated humor throughout the book.""Very creative and imaginative and nothing could stop the main character.""A fun read worth the time. I hope my retirement is half as exciting as Blaze’s.""Not only were the characters well developed, but the book reads like an action comedy series. The main characters David and Mary are charming and unpredictable and the plot twists had me hooked.""From start to finish, Boomsters offers suspense, action, and laughs.""This book was a delightful read. Had me laughing out loud and reading with a smile. Loved the voice of the main character Blaze.""This book is both humorous and intense. After 1 year of being retired it truly helped me with the feeling of having purpose.""The story's constant twists and turns made it both playful and engaging. I can totally see this as a movie or a series.""As good as the action is, the book is infused with humor throughout, which made me smile even during some of the darkest parts of the story. I highly recommend Boomsters - a fun, entertaining read.""I will say that I am an absolute fan of humorous over-the-top interconnected stories as presented by most of The Cohen Brothers' movies (Fargo, Razing Arizona) and this book absolutely delivers on that front. Add in the relatable protagonist and it's an even greater success."

Author interview

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About the author

A retiree's journey

David Marks never meant to write a book, but with retirement came more free time than he knew what to do with. He used creativity and imagination to thrive in the business world, but retirement was traumatic because while he loved working, he hated not working even more. To pass the time, he began to tap notes into his iPhone about a fictional character facing the same challenges.And just like that, Boomsters was born.Any profits from Boomsters will be donated to non-profit organizations benefiting senior veterans.


See the book cover on the Nasdaq sign

It was great seeing the cover of "Boomsters: An Unexpected Adventure" grace the famous Nasdaq sign in Times Square — a reward for the award in The BookFest competition.