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Fallen Lotus Petals Paperback – December 3, 2009
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About the Author
Jordon Papanier is the marketing manager for a well-established technology firm. He has published numerous articles in local newspapers and national publications, and has appeared on television. A composer of songs and a poet, he combines his art with his technological know-how, creating rich and complex stories.
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Making conversation at a work related dinner event, I asked what you did when you weren't working and fully expected an answer along the lines of "I spend time with family and friends". I was surprised when you said you were a writer and had also created your book's cover artwork.
My wife and I loved the artwork and being a "wanna be" writer myself, I knew I had to buy your book. You did not disappoint me and like the other reviewers here, I hope a sequel is coming very soon!
"Still waters run deep" sums up my impression after first meeting you and now after enjoying your artwork and writings, I see those waters are far from still but certainly deep. You have a real and expressive talent! Please keep pursuing your passion.
You have an ability to organize, research and pull together a very tightly written story. You immediately got my attention with your detailed descriptions and I was quickly pulled into Agent Tom Larson's world. Fallen Lotus Petals is believable, contemporary and so very well written, I fully expected follow up coverage on the nightly news! Thank you.
I would recommend this book to all FBI/Law enforcement book lovers
When I begin a novel that I can't get into right away, I have a difficult time finishing it. If the plot and characters in the first chapter or two don't pull me in, I put the book down and don't pick it up again.
When I picked up "Fallen Lotus Petals", I read eight or nine chapters without stopping. Papanier hooked me from the beginning; I went to New York with FBI Agent Tom Larson, and then to Los Angeles with him. The storyline is engaging; Papanier's vivid descriptions take me to some places I've not been before, and some I have, and I can see them all in my mind. (I hadn't thought about Tony's Restaurant in years - what a fun memory. And I could see in my mind the spot where Tom was involved in a car accident. I haven't been to either place in years.)
In "Fallen Lotus Petals", Papanier writes about real-life events that members of our law enforcement encounter every day, including mental illness and murder, and including abuse of one human being by another. Papanier's main character, FBI Agent Tom Larson has a soft heart and a solid sense of right and wrong when it comes to tracking down criminals. Larson is is one of the good guys, protective of the weak, aggressive with the bad guys, a righter of wrongs, a man who is willing to risk his career and break the rules in a creative way in order to give girls imprisoned in human trafficking a chance to return home and start over. (That part of the story had me thinking about a ministry from one of our church organizations that's aim is to fight human trafficking.)
The book was an excellent escape for me. (I wish I were on the beach reading it, though.) I enjoyed the story.
Jordon's a fantastic writer.