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Redemption Day by Steve O’Brien

Redemption Day
A & N Publishing
Available March 22, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Silvio Caprelli is kidnapped on a Washington D.C. parkway. The nation is spellbound as the airwaves fill with speculation that international terrorists are responsible.

Nick James is a contractor for the government or was until today. He is terminated due to the loss of funding but his day is going to get much worse. He finds himself between a terrorist group and the government. One side wants him captured and the other wants him dead. Nick believes the terrorists reside much closer to home. He just needs to find the proof to save both himself, the judge and the United States government.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
You will read this book all in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. This story is alarmingly real which makes it downright scary.

The domestic terrorist group, Posse Comitatus is very real. Several years ago I worked with a woman whose husband was very involved with the group, so I know the lengths they go to stay off the map. Posse members believe that there is no legitimate form of government above that of the county level and no higher law authority than the county sheriff. If the sheriff refuses to carry out the will of the county’s citizens:

…he shall be removed by the Posse to the most populated intersection of streets in the township and at high noon be hung by the neck, the body remaining until sundown as an example to those who would subvert the law. *

O’Brien has created believable characters, in a setting we are all familiar with, and extraordinarily credible plot. The story is told from several points of view which takes you into the minds of all the players. He also weaves in actual historical events and terrorists making the story even more real. I know the author is a lawyer but he has inside information that makes me suspect he may have actually worked for the government or did some incredible research.

This is an excellent read that would make an awesome movie. Get your copy today, this will be a book you will not soon forget. 

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*quote from wikipedia

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”