- File Size: 806 KB
- Print Length: 327 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fire Fighter Books (December 17, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HE605GC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,737,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you are like me, you'll be impressed with the author's imagination in creating governmental legislation, agencies and activities. I found myself highlighting any number of references, insights, and clever witticisms and word plays.
Then, the chilling part: in the Afterword, the author carefully documents the different Acts, regulations and agencies that have actually been implemented - this is no flight of fancy! The game pieces are already in place!
As the author notes, "... when the rhetoric and events are connected, a disturbing progression unfolds."
You say to yourself, "Why would I question governmental scrutiny of my emails, calls, activities? I'm a law abiding citizen. I have nothing to hide." That's what Tom Benson thought...
Read the book. Expand your perspective. Educate yourself.
I'm glad I did.
The problem with this book isn't that premise. The problem here is that the book has no coherent plot. The story line jumps forward and backward in time, being made almost entirely of flashbacks. This makes it very difficult to follow the story. The plot is weak, there is no real climax to the story. The characters are like cardboard cutouts, with no real substance to them.
This story needed an editor, and the author needs to work on his writing skills.
There are many self published books in the Kindle format and store. Some of them are actually good work. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them, even though this is far from being the worst.
Tom Benson holds a high-level position in a multinational banking concern. He is a veteran and a patriot. He is also being monitored by the Civilian National Security Force, a secretive governmental agency that seemingly only answers to itself. Some of Benson’s actions and contacts have raised eyebrows. He is taken by force and imprisoned, tortured relentlessly, and offered release only if he agrees to confess to things he never did.
State of Terror has plenty of action to keep you turning pages. More than that, though, is the realization that it all could happen; that we citizens and our politicians are letting it happen. I don’t like to give spoilers, but I can tell you that there is a wonderful, body-slamming plot twist near the end. This is definitely a thriller with a sage warning imbedded within it.
Read this thriller and you may never look at your own peaceful life the same way again. And, you may gain a new appreciation for the dangers you face not just from real terrorists, but possibly from those who tell you that you must "give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety." As Ben Franklin warned, those who do so, "deserve neither liberty nor safety."