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Love, Honor, & Consequence [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Ryan
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Book Description

Gordon Ryan has been a best-selling author in all regional markets since he was first published in 1994. His historical fiction series, The Callahans, downloaded over 26,000 Kindle copies in two days. In 2009, Pegasus Publishing re-published his prior work and released his new political thriller series, the Pug Connor novels, State of Rebellion, Uncivil Liberties, and To Faithfully Execute. Ryan is an American author who continues to write from his home in New Zealand, producing page-turning classics in both genre.
Matthew Sterling is a man on the way up. As the assistant city manager in a small rural community, Matt thought the twenty-first century looked promising.  After all, he had passed the bar exam and met the apple-of-his-eye. Kasia Sumerset was a brilliant graduate student pushing back the frontiers of genetic biology, but her beauty-plus her enticing English accent-was the only chemistry Matt could appreciate.

Returning to New York on family business Matt discovers the historic journal of Major Andrew McBride, his sixth-great grandfather, plus a Revolutionary War manuscript that uncloaks a true patriot, unjustly pilloried and cast into public shame.

As a modern-day political scandal unfolds and Matt's professional standing is challenged, Kasia wonders if he is the man she thought she loved. The similarity to Matt's early American ancestor challenges everything he believes about fairness, integrity, and justice. But when Kasia reveals her astonishing DNA discovery, she demonstrates that life may well be influenced by Love, Honor, & Consequence.

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  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pegasus Publishing (May 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051JU47Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,938 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is religious fiction January 27, 2012
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A good story and sort of dual plot lines. The historical fiction excellent. The current day story I found to be a little hokey. I too felt a little off with the strong Mormon tone. Book summaries should advise of religious direction, regardless of faith. If you are going to be reading religious fiction, then say so.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clean story June 22, 2011
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I received this book free from the author.

I did enjoy this book- however, I didn't care for the Mormon aspects of the dialogue. This may be my own issue, but it bothered me a little.

This is a very clean book, a love story with some mystery and a few twists thrown in. The dialogue was a little predictable at times. I would read another of Gordon Ryan's books.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking and gripping! May 23, 2011
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Have you ever asked yourself what you would do when faced with a tough question? We can sit and conjecture all we want, and decide that we would take the high road, but when we're brought up against it in real life, would we act the way we've envisioned we would act? This is the question that is posed in this Gordon Ryan novel as his main character must live up to the heritage he possesses and choose to keep his integrity intact. A must-read for every Ryan fan, and if you're not already a fan, this book will make you one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating July 2, 2011
By Jaseph
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First off, I have to agree with Tristi Pinkston, if you're not already a Ryan fan - this book will change that.
Nr. Ryan draws you into the book immediately. Make sure you give yourself a good block of time to read it because you'll find it very difficult to put down.
The plot is captivating. The characters are true. You'll find yourself in the thick of things as if you were Matt/Sarah and this is your bio.
Gordon Ryan aptly demonstrated his attention to detaili, so much so that it tricks your mind into thinking you are physically there. It's difficult to believe this book is 'fiction' because of the superb use of descriptive language relating to people, places and things/objects.

Warning: reading this book will cause you to think deeply,
to feel with your heart, and to reexamine your own values.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do what is right February 15, 2012
By Cindy
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This was the 1st time I read a book by this author. I really enjoyed and felt that the plot and sub-plot were engaging and the main characters attractive. There is a religious predominance but it is necessary to the plot and characters development on account of where the action takes place. I'm not American, but I am LDS and live in small-town Utah and I totally identified with the political corruption in the novel. Even though doing the right thing was not immediately rewarding to the main character, he stood by it and it prevailed in the end. Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost opportunity February 22, 2012
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This book gives us an insight into political corruption past and present.

It starts in the present day when a man, while demolishing ancestral home, discovers historical documents, revealing the life of one of his forefathers.

While reading the documents, he discovers that his own story is narrowly linked to that of his forefather.

It is the story of how the hunger for power can lead to corruption, bribery, fraud and ultimately betrayal of national government in the past to present day local government in a small Mormon town in Utah.

However, interesting story-lines dwindle into sidelines, losing its significance in linking past and present and how little things change.

A missed opportunity, that could have made the book from a good read into a really interesting one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one. June 29, 2011
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I thought when I read The Callahan Trilogy that it would be hard to get a better read this year. I was wrong as Love, Honor & Consequence is even better. It was great the way both time periods were woven together. It contained romance as well as a lot of politics. I have never been to Utah but reading Mr. Ryan has enticed me to include it someday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down June 6, 2011
By Luke
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This is another excellent story by Gordon Ryan. I thoroughly enjoyed the intertwining story lines, a tough moral decision made by the Revolutionary War ancestor of the protagonist, who is now facing a difficult dilemma in modern times, which will test his principles and honor as well. It was thought provoking, engrossing, and hard to put down, and I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good kept me interested...and reading!!!! Very Good
Published 17 days ago by Christine Switzer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It kept my attention.
Published 10 months ago by Fortuna
4.0 out of 5 stars great hidden stories left unfinished
It was a good read with suspense but morman religion under lying theme and a suspense novel for most of the book with a quick ending covering most of the key story line kinda... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ric K
3.0 out of 5 stars great travel reading
This book is another book that I would bring with me on vacation to read. I like the plot lines and the way that they flow together.
Published 19 months ago by andrea frohman
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I enjoyed the book, not so much for the writing style as much as the background story. I felt the dialogue was difficult to read, but I enjoyed the background story of the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed.
Gordon Ryan has a unique ability to create a character and not let him or her abilities within that character go beyond their scope of challenge. Read more
Published on February 23, 2013 by digikrt
3.0 out of 5 stars Histirical & political
I enjoyed the story with its historical significance and the previously unknown familial history. However, I found the writing, especially the dialog, to be very formal, even... Read more
Published on February 22, 2013 by Dale B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Some intrigue, solid story
I enjoyed this book but I would not classify it as a mystery, spy novel, or thriller. It is still an enjoyable story and had some intrigue. Read more
Published on March 23, 2012 by Suz89
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I loved the story/plot of this book. I loved the historical link that was created in this book. I could not put it down and when I had to....I fell right back into the story. Read more
Published on February 6, 2012 by M. K
4.0 out of 5 stars Gordon Ryan does it again!
After reading THE CALLAHANS, I wanted to read more of Gordon Ryan. This book had me captivated from the beginning and it's wonderful to read of people who will do the right thing... Read more
Published on January 4, 2012 by Flindy
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More About the Author


"... a writer of skill and originality." Midwest Book Review, 2004

GORDON W. RYAN ( has been a traditionally published author since 1994. Ryan was a Recon Marine in the aftermath of the Cuban missile crises. He served in Bangkok with the Air Force during Vietnam and at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, during the violent 70's.

Ryan holds a Bachelors degree with Honors in Political Science and has completed graduate work in Public Administration. During his career, Ryan has served as Chief Executive Officer or City Manager in multiple American and international communities. An accomplished public speaker, he frequently accepts invitations for public presentations.

Ryan is the author of the dynamic, newly released Pug Connor political military action series which includes State of Rebellion, Uncivil Liberties, To Faithfully Execute, and the forthcoming Blood & Treasure. (Also available in a Kindle boxed set single volume)

On a softer, more emotional note, Ryan's historical fiction family saga, The Callahans, in five volumes, has proven to be a Kindle bestseller. (Also available in a single five volume boxed Kindle set.)

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