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Spilled Milk Paperback – April 18, 2012
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Some Things Are Worth Fighting Over
I recommended it to everyone who like suspense. - Amazon customer
A fast read and entertaining from beginning to end. - Amazon customer
I just could not put the book down. - Amazon customer
I enjoyed it and looking forward to the second part. - Amazon customer
From the Author
About the Book...
This began as an experiment for me--something called a NaNoWriMo project. NaNoWriMo stands for National November Writing Month. It is a marathon contest for writers, an attempt to write a fifty-thousand word novel in thirty days. I'm happy to report that I succeeded, and it only took another three weeks after that to finish the story.
I admit that I've always been somewhat fascinated by the antihero and by the ease with which ordinary citizens can fall into evil--Gerrold Smith being a case in point. Also, as a conservative thinker, I'm keenly aware of the ways in which the rapid expansion of government over the last eighty years has impinged upon freedoms we Americans too long took for granted--a theme I've explored more deeply in my Jefferson's Road series. Regardless of where a person stands in the political spectrum, the growth of federal and state bureaucracies provides rich fodder for suspense fiction such as this.
I don't have any particular axe to grind when it comes to the FDA or the foster care system, nor do I advocate for a particular diet. The genus of this story was found in an article I read about federal agents raiding a farm co-op because its members believed in only drinking raw milk. Personally, I much prefer to buy my milk at the store and am comforted to know that it has been thoroughly pasteurized. But if people want to drink milk straight from the cow, then I think they ought to be able to do what they want without some government agency telling them differently. I feel the same way about the cars we drive, the light bulbs we burn, and the healthcare we may or may not wish to purchase. Government gets its rights from the people it represents. We the people cannot give to the government any rights we ourselves do not possess. Therefore, any time the government acts outside of these rights, it is acting tyrannically, and ought to be opposed.
That being said, I'd much prefer it if we could oppose and replace such governments and laws with the ballot box and the vote--a frustratingly slow process, but one that remains peaceful and respectful of the rule of law. Then again, I haven't had some federal agents take away my kids, either.
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I wouldn't discard the idea of something similar happening. Very interesting ending
Throughout the book, I didn't know if I should be cheering for the main character, Gerrold Smith, or hoping he would get caught. This book has twists, turns and surprises. I `m looking forward to the sequel so I can read more about the escapades of Gerrold and Mel.
Gerrold strived for the truth and honesty. However, his principles got in the way with greedy corporations' plan of pushing farmers who produce raw milk out of business. The conflict almost cost his life in a deadly explosion. He had to disguise his identity and on the running constantly.
His children were in custody by government agency. They lost contact with their father. When they saw Gerrold's disfigured features, they did not even know who he was. It was the heart wrenching part in the story.
Gerrold's new partner Mel was an amazing character. She coordinated with Gerrold seamlessly on the most dangerous missions. Her gusty behavior as a young teenage girl was ultra impressive.
I read this book during the trip to west coast. With the intensive actions going on throughout the story, I just could not put the book down.
There were moments of tenderness in the book, and yet, there were cruelty, toughness and bloodiness intertwined in the story.
This book contained plenty of strategic planning, vigorous actions and strong loyalty. The unspoken words between Gerrold and Mel caught my attention.
I highly recommend this book to my friends, especially the ones who enjoy Thriller and Suspense stories. I bet, they'll love this book as much as I do.