Author Guest Post
Life imitating art and vice versa. The notion that someone in the Federal Drug Administration would be able to and be open to kickbacks for delaying the entry of a generic drug to the market seemed a little far-fetched to me, but it was one of those artistic licence things that I was willing to go along with as my muse (the thing in my head that dictates the stories that I, the typist, transcribe) demanded. It wasn't till well into the book that I decided to check out the structure of the FDA and discovered that two people highly placed in the agency had, in fact, been prosecuted for just such a crime. It's not the first time that's happened. My first book was based on nefarious gold-mining activities in which the purpose was to inflate the stock by offering falsified reports of a great vein of the precious metal. Weeks later, the famous Bre-X gold scam was disclosed. There's no magic in this. I think it suggests that an author has an awareness of what is happening, what will happen and what can happen, such that he or she seems to be prescient, while, in fact, he or she is simply presenting something that is bound to happen sooner or later and because of the writer's inherent awareness of the ticking of the world, more likely sooner.
About The Author
John Worsley Simpson is a crime-fiction writer. John was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, emigrated to Canada at the age of four and grew up in Toronto, He has been a reporter and editor in major newspapers and news services in North America, England and Ireland. He is married and lives in Newmarket, Ontario.
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Missing Rebecca by John Worsley Simpson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: March 31, 2012
Format: Paperback - 220 pages / Kindle - 356 KB
Genre: Crime Fiction / Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
My Book Review:
Do you ever really "know" a person?
After meeting at a medical conference and embarking on a week long whirlwind romance in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Liam Peters and Rebecca Hancock get married, even though they barely know each other.
Liam is a forty-three year old former Navy Seal and owner of Medic-Right, a medical equipment supply company in the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville, NY.
Rebecca Hancock is a forty year old pharmaceutical sales person from Cleveland, Ohio. But there is more to who she really is ...
Barely two months into their marriage, Liam and Rebecca still don't know each other's life story or past history. While shopping at Bennett Mall in the nearby suburb of Cheektowaga, Rebecca goes missing sending Liam into a panic. Was Rebecca abducted or did she dupe Liam and leave him? What is behind her sudden disappearance? Liam wants to believe that they really love each other, that there is no way Rebecca would have left him, something had to have happened to her ... which leads him on a complicated and dangerous journey to finding his Missing Rebecca.
Missing Rebecca is a fast paced intriguing crime mystery thriller that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat! Written in the third person narrative, this gripping story unfolds the mystery behind Rebecca's disappearance and Liam's journey to find her, it has enough twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged and guessing what will happen next. The author does a great job of drawing the reader into the story, he unfolds the mystery by gradually feeding them pieces to the puzzle until the climatic surprise ending.
The story is rich in detail and descriptions, it has a variety of settings: Cocoa Beach, Florida; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, Ohio; Canada; and Zurich, Switzerland, that has the characters globe trotting around the world in a dangerous game of protecting their individual interests. With a corrupt drug company, FDA, FBI, US Marshals Service, local NY police departments, Russian mobsters, blackmailing individuals and a wayward witness in the WITSEC program (Federal Witness Security Program) all in the mix ... kidnapping, torture and murder are just a part of the drama, suspense and mayhem that awaits the reader in the pages of this riveting story.
The author has created a large cast of intriguing and complex characters who are intricately interwoven into the story. Just when the reader starts to get a handle on a set of characters, the author throws a monkey wrench into the mix by adding another group of characters. The complexity of each group of characters' involvement in the mystery is masterfully revealed, and the rapid-fire dialogue and fast paced action makes this one heck of a compelling read! The reader is swept up in the whirlwind of the mystery with fascinating characters that culminates in an astonishing and eye-opening conclusion!
Missing Rebecca is a riveting suspense thriller full of adventure, drama and intrigue that is a must read for mystery fans!
RATING: 4 STARS ****