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Jonathan R. Miller
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Book Description

"A truly layered piece of fiction." - ABC's news magazine program, "CityLine"

"His personal knowledge of racial tension pushes his stories." - Huffington Post Canada

** Featured in the print edition of the San Jose Mercury News: j.mp/WQGEgv

Permanently injured while defending his daughter from abductors in Mogadishu, Ambojeem makes the decision to settle permanently in the relative calm of Minnesota. As a biracial Somali man, he has spent decades adrift, running from Western nation to Western nation in search of some semblance of belonging. In the Twin Cities he believes he has found a proper home.

To make ends meet, Ambo scrapes out a living as a delivery driver, transporting an array of items both legal and otherwise. During one seemingly simple assignment, he makes a devastating discovery that sends him spiraling down a twisted path that changes his life immeasurably, plunging him into a dark world where black market surgeries, kidnappings, and murder are the norm. On the way, he meets a little girl whose father has made plans for one of her vital organs, and Ambo must find a way to help the child while ensuring that he doesn't fall victim to the father's crazed ambitions himself.

Dealing with issues as diverse as immigration, autonomy, ethnic identity, the consequences of vengeance, and more, Delivery is a thought-provoking, moving, and thrilling journey from beginning to end.


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"High tech thrillers with complex characters." - The San Jose Mercury News

"A truly layered piece of fiction." - ABC's news magazine program, "CityLine"

"Delivery is at once a mystery, a celebration of life and free will, a test of ethics and values and even personal courage, and a medical thriller. Add a biracial flavor to the entire mix and you have a hard-hitting novel packed with psychological tension and emotional scenes that will delight any reader."  - D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MBR

"I liked this book and though it took me a while to get into the flow, once I did, I kept reading. I rate this book a 'great' read." - Jim Kane, 1 Man and His Books

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This just felt like a very realistic and humane person...It just gives you that little spark of faith in humanity, especially in this world that is growing so dark...I thought it was inspiring." - The Rantings, Ravings, and Ramblings Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 1868 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149737958X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHL8NSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading Jonathan Miller's first book, Three Cent, I was looking forward to reading his second, and for me the wait was well worthwhile. In my opinion, both of his books are reminiscent of one of my favorite authors George RR Martin, primarily in the ways both authors handle their character development - both create extremely realistic characters, which makes a book interesting and worthwhile. Similar to Mr Martin's books, which I read in the late 90's, Mr. Miller is also becoming one of my favorite authors. It's a shame there are such good authors that are largely unheard of, so I'm writing another review in his support. There are many similarities between Mr. Miller's first and second books in terms of writing style and character development, and I feel he will develop a strong cult following as he gains visibility, largely because of the ways that he creates memorable and realistic characters.

To start, Delivery fulfills its name's definition - it delivers on its promise as a book. I'm hoping this book is Mr. Miller's breakout book, as I like the symbolism the name would represent in that case ;) Names are always tough if you've ever written anything yourself, and I think the name is brilliant. You'll see what I mean if you read the definitions of the word in the beginning, and then read the book (for example, -- noun /diˈlivərē/ the handing over of property, the style or manner of doing a specific thing, something entrusted to another's care, The act of striking a blow, giving birth, a rescue - and a couple others, but you get the idea). The name is a good example of the author and his style - I think it is brilliant and is indicative of the type of writer he is. It is a thought provoking book that you can read on different levels, and I like that kind of story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Engaging story March 18, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book, even more than expected. I thought it was well written with great character development while simultaneously telling an exciting story that kept me turning pages longer than planned. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a suspenseful tale that deviates from the mundane and predictable. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delivery by Jonathan Miller January 21, 2013
By Gus B
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I just finished reading "Delivery" by Jonathan Miller. I have always distanced myself from science fiction and futuristic type books but this young author has lassoed me into his mystery writing circle. Jonathan Miller is an excellent writer with a vivid imagination.

I found "Delivery" to be quite intriguing and mystery-laden. It started a mite slow but then it exploded into a spell bounding mystery. The main characters, Ambo and the young eight year old girl keep me glued to the story. I traveled with them as they traversed the many obstacles they encountered.

The only draw-back I found with the book is that the author used too many Somalian words and terms which slowed the flow of the story. He should have defined the words and phases in an index.

I really like this young authors style of writing and will be on the lookout for his future books. I Believe I have found a new author to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delivery Delivers! January 9, 2013
By GW
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After only two books, J. R. Miller is my favorite author. Delivery is outstanding! Like Three Cent, Miller masterfully unfolds a mystery, after a beginning that causes the reader to think "I don't understand what is going on." All is unveiled as the chapters unfold in an exciting array of plots and subplots. It was a fantastic reading experience. MILLER DELIVERED!

Like Three Cent, Delivery has multicultural and futuristic elements. These elements make the books so much more interesting than more traditional books. I learned several words of a new language as they were used by the characters but there was absolutely no need for cumbersome translations into English. It was clear what the words meant. The futuristic component is more subtle in Delivery when compared to Three Cent but is critical to the story.

Miller's writing style is amazing! Specifically, I felt that I was seeing, feeling and hearing with the main character, Ambo. I struggled with his struggles. He "delivered" in several circumstances that I would have NOT delivered. But yet, he is believable. I even found a time or two that I could have made a better choice than Ambo did.

It is difficult to go into any more detail without giving too much away. Also, Amazon suggests that written reviews not be too long. I will end with the advice- Read It--Delivery delivers!
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More About the Author

"high-tech thrillers with complex characters" - San Jose Mercury News

"His personal knowledge of racial tension pushes his stories." - Huffington Post Canada

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Jonathan R. Miller is an American author and technology industry writer. His focus is on writing literary fiction thrillers that explore issues of identity and belonging, often including multicultural or biracial characters and themes. He occasionally borrows elements from the dystopian sci-fi and neo-noir crime genres.

Miller, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, was born in Illinois, lived in Los Alamos, New Mexico for most of his childhood, and then became a California transplant after undergraduate school at Stanford University. He was an 8th-grade teacher for 7 years in the Oakland public school system, and has worked in Silicon Valley ever since.

Miller's own biracial heritage -- black and white -- has had a strong influence on his thought processes and writing style. His novels deftly explore issues of identity while providing storylines that are rich, layered, cerebral, gritty, thought-provoking and moving.

Please email if you have any questions, feedback, or if you would like a sample in PDF or hardcopy format (the address is books at jonathanrmiller.com -- please note the "r").

Thank you very, very much for reading.

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