A novel about gun-owners in which they are seen for the real people they are--hard-working, taxpaying people with lifestyles and interests as diverse as any other demographic rather than the "good ol' redneck beer-swilling skirt-chasing Bubba boys" so many other novels portray them to be.
A novel in which the absolute importance of the Second Amendment is shown in an inarguable example of our nation's original and first line of defense against "all enemies, foreign and domestic."
A novel that shows the enemies of freedom, both inside the U.S. and outside for who they truly are.
A novel in which it's not a super-hero government commando past or present special forces CIA bullet-proof character that repels the most serious threat ever lodged against Americans, but average ordinary everyday Americans who legally carry firearms.
On April 15th, the novel will be available for purchase online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Copia, the Apple iBookstore, the Reader Store (for Sony's e-reader), Kobo, Gardner', and Baker and Taylor as well as at selected pro-gun and pro-Second Amendment websites.
From the review stack (reviews from actual gun-owners who were chosen at random for advance proof copies):
Thoroughly enjoyed the book, will be purchasing copies for family and friends. I am a avid reader not many books get me unable to put down. Fine effort developing all the arguments against gun control.
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Above Reproach captures the heart of real Americans—loving freedom and being willing to do whatever needs to be done in order to preserve it. If this doesn't make your heart pump red, white, and blue, nothing will!An excerpt from the book:
***This book grabs you, and quickly pulls you deep into it's pages. An all too realistic look at what can, and very well may happen in this country in the near future. A strong statement on why every responsible citizen should be armed. Once you read this book, you will never leave the house unarmed again!
***You've done a bang-up job rolling some of this nations toughest problems into a story that mirrors the thoughts and concerns of patriotic conservative citizens across this country, in a story that carries real life consequence for all of us.
***To say that "Above Reproach" is a good read does not do this book justice! A page turner from the start to the end! Highly recommend this to any supporter of the Second Amendment!
Darren Holt raised his .357 magnum and drew a sight picture on the Middle Eastern man who had just pulled out an SKS rifle from his equipment bag. “Drop it!” he yelled, holding his weapon in the classic Weaver stance. The terrorist looked at Holt, then looked quickly around him as another burst of automatic weapons fire erupted. Looking straight back at Holt, the student raised his rifle and began to move the muzzle towards—A thunderous double-tap knocked the SKS-wielding terrorist to the ground. Holt lowered his gun and along with two of his teammates, raced around the backstop to the other side of the baseball diamond where they’d heard the last burst of gunfire. Just when they were abeam the first-base dugout, they heard a pop-pop-pop-pop that Holt recognized all too well. Instinctively ducking, he followed the source of the sound and saw a sixty-ish year-old man holding a Glock pistol, and in front of him was one of the gun-toting terrorists, laying dead with a fully automatic AK-47 in front of him. Behind him in the parking lot, Holt heard four loud shots and wheeled around to see a young female student holding a small five-shot revolver. In front of her was the third dark-complexioned young man, also on the ground and dead with an AK-47 still in his hands.Holt looked around and surveyed the scene. Local citizens everywhere had their guns out looking for danger. The older man with the Glock had put it back in his holster underneath his loose shirttails. Holt walked over to the young female, who was clutching her revolver with a death grip and shaking. “Are you okay?” he asked her gently.“I-I-I-saw h-h-h-him just shoot those two people in cold blood,” the young woman stammered, on the verge of breaking down. “I had my gun out and then he saw me and turned towards me and, and, and—”“You did the right thing, ma’am,” Holt assured her, gently taking the young lady’s gun from her. It still held one more live round, he saw upon checking the cylinder. “Let’s sit down for a minute, I’m a little shaky, too.” Flipping his cell phone on, Holt called for his wife to come over with the boys. All around him, local citizens were forming a protective ring around the ballpark. Somebody he didn’t know came up to him.“You okay, buddy?” the stranger asked, handing Holt a bottle of Gatorade.“Yeah, I’m fine,” he said, gulping down half the bottle. “Did someone call the police?”“I did, as soon as I first heard the shooting,” the man said. “Did anyone besides the bad guys get shot?”“Two old folks, over there,” Holt pointed, looking around him for his wife and boys.“Dad!” one of his kids yelled. “Daddy! Are you okay?”“I’m fine, I’m fine,” Holt assured the ten-year-old, mussing up his hair. Even though he was an avid sport shooter, hunter and reloader, he never thought he’d ever have to fire a weapon in anger, not here in Lubbock, Texas.Finally the sirens could be heard, along with the wails of ambulances. Reaching over to the young lady who’d shot the last bad guy, he gently put his arm around her shoulders. She was no longer trembling. “The police are coming. Everything will be all right now,” he assured her, not realizing how foolish that sounded.The college student turned and looked at Holt. “My mom argued with my dad over me having a gun. She was against it, big time. But for once, thank God, my dad refused to give in. I’d be dead if he had,” she said, pointing to the airweight revolver still in Holt’s hand. “That guy,” she said, motioning towards the dead terrorist she had shot, “was going to kill me and I don’t even know why.”
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