“A Whole Lot” is a Kindle scout winning debut novel of Bradley Wind. The main character in the story, Abel Velasco, is a teenage savant. He was raised in foster care until he was reunited to live with an abusive aunt and an older sister. Abel has the ability to see patterns and solve complex mathematical puzzles.
Abel ventures into an abandoned mansion and finds strangely numbered Bible. He wonders if there is a link between the Bible and the murders that occurred at the mansion. This sends him on a journey from suburban New Jersey to Berkeley, California and beyond.
Bradley Wind has demonstrated a great deal of research by choosing a unique case of the autism spectrum to create a character around. Reading Abel’s dialogue and thoughts will give the reader an introspective look into following the mental flow and logic of a gifted mind.
Wind was born and raised in Pennsylvania. A prolific visual artist whose work has exhibited in the 20th century wing of the Philadelphia Museum. He is currently a director of IT for a child-focused non-profit.