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Judge Not Paperback – February 18, 2013
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About the Author
Jonathon Parker has already seen more, done more and survived more than most will in their lifetime. His biography, Judge Not, is only a snapshot of what he's been through, and it's a story not to be missed. Based out of Montreal, Canada, Pat Flewwelling wears many hats: editor, collaborator and writer to name a few. With many additional titles forthcoming in historical, crime and science fiction, Pat is the one to watch in the 2010s.
Top customer reviews
The first part of the story, detailing Parker's early years, rise to success and first confrontations with the corrupt agents, is extremely well-portrayed. The second, outlining his later years in B.C., was somewhat less fulfilling, and the book would have benefitted from an additional 50 or so pages of background information to clarify events during this period. The epilogue is an emotional cri de coeur from a man who has suffered far more than anyone should, simply for crossing the wrong people.
An entertaining and enlightening read, Judge Not ultimately offers up more questions than answers, particularly about the men and women in whom we often place our trust as a society. It deftly challenges and blurs our notions of "right and wrong" and presents the difficulties of supporting one's moral convictions in the face of systemic abuse, discrimination and corruption.
Well-written and thought-provoking, Jonathon Parker's story is at once a cautionary tale and a personal manifesto, as well as a sometimes frightening look at persecution and the perversion of power among those we wrongly assume should be incorruptible.
I hope many people read Jonathan's story and that some good can come of it.
I look forward to reading more of Pat's writing hopefully in the near future! A very well done book.
Pat Flewwelling and Jonathan Parker have done an excellent job in writing a book that is both real, draws you in, and extremely good to read.
Pat has done an amazing job of telling the story, I was gripped from the start right through to the end. They say that truth is stranger than fiction, that certainly applied here. I would never have believed that corruption on the level shown could have existed, but evidently it does. I hope through exposing it, others may not have to endure such horrific events.
Pat has interwoven the facts in such a way that the story flowed together in a compelling fashion. I hope Jonathon recovers properly from the nightmare he has endured, but I know that Pat will certainly have a bright future producing work of this caliber.
When we talked, there was no hint of bitterness in his voice, it was all just factual and he genuinely smiled as he told the story and the different ways he coped with his situation.
Much praise to Pat for her way of taking the facts and creating a story that is spellbinding and captivating.
I highly recommend this book. You will forget you're reading a true story.