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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Lily Series
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:342
  • eBook ISBN:9781543965865
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543965858

A Lesson to Die For

by Andy Rose

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A teacher, a corrupt principal, a monstrous brute...come together in an explosive climax.

After a judo session, 4th-degree Black Belt Lily, is confronted by a threatening young man on the street. He is so devilish, that she cannot dispose of him and frantically flees into the nearest subway entrance.

This youth, Paco, is the son of a captain in Peru's Shining Path rebel army. His father has sent him to New York City with two military guards to keep him safe from the civil war. Paco remembers the woman who escaped him and lusts after her.

Lily is a teacher, assisting the principal at the Anna Silver School in New York's Lower East Side. Her school, P.S. 20, has a rich tradition of renown alumni and now serves a new population of mostly Latino immigrants.

Are Lily and Paco destined to meet again? Will her principal survive his gambling addiction and mafia contacts? 




Lily's teacher colleagues are fiercely loyal. Together, the six teachers pursue Paco and a kidnapped baby to Peru and Ecuador.

Can Lily avenge the attacks on her and her colleagues? Will a descendant of the Livingstons of the Hudson Valley be able to use her wealth to shield them from Paco?

Will the teachers find deliverance in love and loyalty?

About the author

Author website: https://andyroseauthor.com/

Professional site: https://www.drandyrose.com/

Andy's debut novel, Lily's Payback, portrayed schoolteachers instead of James Bond in a spicy thriller. It won recognition:

  1. The London International Book Festival
  2. The Midwest Book Festival
  3. Positive reviews on Kirkus and Amazon.com.

A Lesson to Die For is the sequel to Lily's Payback. Andy writes what he knows!

He grew up in Brooklyn, New York City where he began his career in the mid-60's as a fifth grade teacher in New York's Lower East Side. During his early years of teaching, Andy's students lived with impoverished families and amidst violent gangs.

His early teaching experience on Manhattan's lower East Side also proved to be a process in self-discovery. His administrative career began in Norwood, New Jersey where he served four years as a building principal and 25 years as Chief School Administrator of the Norwood Public School District in Bergen County. Author Andy earned a doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University.

After 42 years in public education, Andy's imagination is unleashed! He focuses on writing and presenting a program, "Ignite Your Dreams", to inspire others to tell their stories.

Lily's Paybackhis debut novel is available on Amazon: