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B.B.U.S.A. (Buying Back the United States of America) [Kindle Edition]

Lessil Richards , Jacqueline Richards
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Leo, an ordinary Realtor in Boise, Idaho, is suddenly thrust into the role of decoy for his family and avenger of the murder of his business partner, Tim. Leo receives a mysterious flash drive in the mail from Tim after his death. The B.B.U.S.A. Organization fears that Leo knows too much. Leo seeks assistance from his best friend, Major Doug Corrigan, in an attempt to break the password on the flash drive which may be the only thing that will keep him and his family alive.
This action packed novel follows Leo and Doug as they desperately try to stay one step ahead of the B.B.U.S.A. From the west coast of the United States to the west coast of southern Africa, Leo and his family experience extraordinary highs and lows. The characters come alive in this vivid portrayal of courage, endurance, friendship and love. From beautiful descriptions of the harsh Namib Desert, to refreshing scenery in the rugged central Idaho wilderness area, this novel will leave you breathless with a sense of adventure, a feeling for the characters, and a thrill of excitement.
The B.B.U.S.A. cannot fail. Too much is at stake. They will stop at nothing. Who can Leo trust, and on which side is the handsome Romanian? Leo once considered Florin as a brother, but can he truly trust him with his life?

Editorial Reviews


"I enjoyed B.B.U.S.A., a cat-and-mouse chase with elements of government conspiracies and an international perspective. It is quite suspenseful and can be compared to the Bourne trilogy in that it doesn't ignore the ethical, spiritual and emotional risks of violence."
By J. Martinez

"Interesting concept and unique characters. "
Rolland Meyers  |  8 reviewers made a similar statement

"I'll be looking forward to reading other books from these two authors, and let me know when the movie comes out!! "
Amy Leanne  |  3 reviewers made a similar statement

"The beginning was a little slow but it gave a good basis for understanding the characters. "
2 reviewers made a similar statement

Great read...hard to put down!
, April 16, 2012

Original and fast paced, March 12, 2012

Excelent Book. A delight to Read. Original., February 28, 2012
E. J. Shasta

Captivating and Interesting!, February 27, 2012
Amy Leanne

Gripper, April 6, 2012

Exciting page turner! Great book!, March 2, 2012
Mark Alexander

"I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys suspense and mystery books. "
Jim Anderson  |  8 reviewers made a similar statement
"It was a great story line with lots of twists and turns. "
Cyndie  |  8 reviewers made a similar statement
"Interesting book, characters, and descriptions. "
 P.A.W.  |  6 reviewers made a similar statement

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Product Details

  • File Size: 384 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468159232
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077ZR0OA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Good Story Poorly Told November 15, 2012
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I thought that this book started out very well, sort of a Bourne Identity thriller. Good guy running for his life with shady quasi-government assassins hunting him. But then the story started jumping around and it made less and less sense. Leo loves his wife and kids, they are a wonderful family and he will do anything to protect him. OK. But do we really need to know so much extraneous detail? His son is at the age that he's getting an interest in the opposite sex - fine, but it had nothing to do with the story. His wife and kids fled to Africa, and pages are spent describing the wild animals they saw; the scenery in Idaho as Leo and Doug make their way to the "final confrontation;" the banter the two of them have when the bad guys are pulling up in their vehicle... and lots of stilted dialogue. Bad guys who say "dang it!" I skimmed over large parts of the book and didn't miss a thing! I kept reading, because I wanted to see what happened in the end (no surprises there), but was tempted to delete it from my Kindle.

I appreciate the authors hard work, but I do think that they would benefit from having a copy editor to fine-tune their writing. The book had potential and the story could have been a lot more interesting. It just needs a critical eye to pull out unnecessary descriptions and side-stories and to correct the numerous typos that are still in the book despite the recent updated edition.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars pass on this one July 5, 2012
By chuckco
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I bought this book because it was inexpensive. Well, you get what you pay for. Thin premise. Predictable ending. Jumps around. Okay book if you want to read before bedtime to make you sleepy. Would not recommend to anyone I like.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, bad dialogue July 26, 2012
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The premise (the BBUSA) was a stretch, but so what if the story is good. It was good. Predictable in the sense that you know who is going to win and lose, but that's OK. Most crime novels, even the best, are like that. I enjoyed reading it except for the dialogue. It was stilted. Imagine every day people high on adrenaline because of threats from the bad guys using "shall" instead of "will." Maybe if they taught grammar in their real job, but you get jerked back into the fact that you're reading and out of being absorbed when you come across such stuff. Also, very wordy in places. I did a fair amount of skipping of irrelevant detail. If the authors make the dialogue sound more like real talking and follows Elmore Leonard's rule to "Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip" it would be better, even worth five stars. But in the end, the Richards tell a good, exciting story and I'm glad I came across this book.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HATE IT! Stupid & Annoying April 23, 2013
By Bea
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Sorry, but I'm done with this one; 40% into the book, it's getting worse so I cannot finish it. I can't take anymore juvenile and foolish dialogue.

There's excessive description which adds no value to the story and the characters are shallow and stupid. For example: the main character, Leo, is supposed to be this highly trained martial arts person, former fire fighter and overall extremely intelligent man who got caught-up working for a dangerous government organization. He is cleverly & strategically leading the bad guys on a wild goose chase all over the country, staying 2 to 3 steps ahead of them, BUT he uses his real cell phone to make calls and hopes that the bad guys don't triangulate the call to his location. Seriously?

And the bad buys are more like keystone cops! Their leader, Bob, barks orders but still can't catch-up with Leo. His partners in crime are equally bumbling. If that's not enough, they are called "the bad guys" in the book, as if adults are talking to children about the boogey man.

Leo's wife, Sarah, tells her father that the bad guys are chasing them, tells him where they're REALLY going, but tells him she can't say anymore or he may be in danger. And oh, by the way, he's ill and needs surgery! Did I also mention that Sarah and her eldest son have premonitions, visions; something like that? Not that it's important, but it's in the story so I thought you'd like to know.

If this book rates 5-stars, then is should be a negative 5-stars because this is not a good book. Absolute rubbish and not worth the time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not great August 19, 2012
By D.G.
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B.B.U.S.A. was an okay read. The story line/plot was good enough to keep me interested, but overall it was predictable. The writing was inconsistent. Sometimes it read smoothly and flowed well. However at other times I felt like I was reading a high school essay. The characters were mostly interesting, but I felt that a lot of the character development was forced by side stories that had little to do with the main plot, and didn't really help establish a feeling for who the people were.

I wont give away any spoilers, but there were a couple of side stories about the character that were really out of place, and made me wonder how they had anything to do with the plot. Luckily the authors dropped these oddities because they would have really ruined the story.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed reading the book and don't regret the couple of hours it took to read. So, if you like conspiracy/action stories, but aren't looking for anything ground breaking, this will be worth your time. Just don't go in with high expectations and don't expect a literary masterpiece.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read
I never read this type of story, preferring romance and paranormal. But I have to say that this book really held my attention. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. TAYLOR
3.0 out of 5 stars solid start, faltering towards the end
The book started quite well and was initially a solid 4* for me. There was some repetition in the narrative but it was not too distracting in the first half of the book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jasmine
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Not what the title leads you to believe. A very interesting book with plenty of action and easy to read.
Published 8 months ago by John Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
Kept me on the edge of my seat!! Recommended reading for all who like mysteries with a lot of twists and turns!!!
Published 9 months ago by Wendy D Bircher
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
Good book but not a wow at all...if you are into cops and robbers stories this is for you... not boring at all but not fantastic either..
Published 14 months ago by Jackie Algara
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable
It will pass away your time and could have been better. Plot could have been made more twisted and complicated.
Published 15 months ago by Fredrick Goldsmith
3.0 out of 5 stars I Appreciate the Effort
I gave the book the third star so the authors would keep trying. I think the effort is worth encouraging. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jas B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, enjoyed reading this book.
If this is what the authors first book looks like I can't wait to read their next. This novel really drew me in, and literally kept me on the edge of my seat. Read more
Published 18 months ago by -the wanderer
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About the Authors

Lessil E. Richards was born in Colorado in 1967. He and his family moved to Namibia in 1972. He learned to speak Afrikaans fluently as he was enrolled in an Afrikaans school for ten years. During those ten years he and his family traveled extensively, visiting more than twenty different countries. He moved back to the United States in 1982 and graduated from a Central Idaho High School in 1985. Lessil earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Boise State University in 1989. He was involved in wildland fire fighting and in real estate for several years, but his passion has always been teaching. He has been a Job Corps Education Math Teacher for the past seventeen years. Lessil, his wife, and his son live in Idaho.

Jacqueline E. Richards was born in Salmon Idaho in 1947. The younger of two children she grew up in Central Idaho and had a passion for horses, fishing, camping and the outdoors. She graduated from High School in 1965, and immediately enrolled at Utah State University as a Political Science Major. After attending a couple of years of college she got married, had Lessil, and moved to Namibia pioneering the Bahai Faith. After extensive travels and living in Namibia for ten years she returned to her roots in scenic Central Idaho. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education in 1989 from Boise State University. She had been a full time teacher for twenty-four years and just recently retired.

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