Book Title: No End of Bad by Ginny Fite
Category: Adult Fiction; 280 pages | Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Black Opal Books | Release date: June 2018
Tour dates: Sept 3 to 21, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 (Contains cursing, violence, non-explicit sex but NO adultery, abortion, etc.)
A DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions...
Washington, DC, housewife Margaret Turnbull's world literally blows up after her husband, FBI agent Clay Turnbull, is falsely arrested and killed by agents working for an international drug cartel.
Unbeknownst to Margaret, her enemy's tentacles reach all the way to the White House and control senior personnel. Their powerful enterprise in jeopardy, the assassins will stop at nothing to cover their tracks. With cutting-edge surveillance--CIA, FBI, and NSA technology--there is nowhere to hide, no one to trust. No one is safe--anywhere.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a very interesting account of corruption at high levels of government - not unlike there is in reality in today's world.
It, also, addresses many other serious, controversial problems in today's society, worldwide, so therefore, the author felt the need to use some strong language, at times, and make reader aware of other real, injustices.
This story open's with a devoted, family man, patriot and FBI agent. His sense of justice and importance of preserving our country's integrity comes at a high price! It is about an admirable, although fictitious, character. Will his life of integrity and wholesomeness be enough?
The charterers are described in a way the reader can easily visualize them and the scenes are sometimes very graphic but portrayed well.
The main problem I had with this story was the lack of smooth "flow" between key individual's chapters. They felt "choppy" and sometimes left the reader somewhat confused for a few minutes. It was not always easy to discern which character was doing what, or where.
Although The Book Cover was an okay "fit" it wasn't one most "browsers" would stop and examine. The Title, however, was clever and "fitting.
Although I do not condone today's crude language used by many, I do feel the subject matter's are ones people should be aware of.
I offer a Three and a half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no request that I offer a positive review. This is my honest review.
Ginny Fite Guest Blog Post:
The September after my husband died—a month I barely remember—I was looking out of the kitchen window and noticed the scrawny Southern Magnolia tree we planted five years before had two white blobs on it. Magnolias normally bloom in June.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Was this some new kind of blight? I really couldn’t take another hit at that moment.
Panicking, I walked back to the tree, taking in the state of all the other trees on the property. They looked normal. As I got closer, the unmistakable sweet lemony scent of Magnolia flowers reached me.
Close up, the white blobs were healthy buds about to open into those magnificent almost alien-looking blooms with their soft leathery petals and yellow pinecone-like center. I didn’t know what to think.
I used to pray over that Magnolia, hand on the wiry trunk, trying to breathe it into health. These trees are supposed to grow at a rate of one to two feet annually. But this one, sick with scale and who knows what infestations, barely grew an inch a year. And yet every June managed to turn itself inside out to produce a cascade of white flowers.
I breathed in the scent of those two September flowers and decided this unexpected offering was nature telling to me, “It’s not over. There’s something more to produce, something wonderful.”
In my stricken state, I took every benediction that came my way. Two months later I had an agent for my first novel. And two months after that, I had a publishing contract. The teacher in a Writer’s Center class I took the following fall said, “You’re just a late bloomer.”
This summer, four years after my husband died, my fourth novel, No End of Bad, was published. That tree and I are still blooming.
Ginny, I can't imagine your pain at the loss of your husband. Mine was just given a possible death sentence by a doctor - his case looks more hopeful now - but I almost totally "fell apart"! He is so loving and helpful, I cannot even comprehend a life without him.
I am amazed and inspired by your tenacity!
About the Author:
The author of the dark mystery thrillers Cromwell's Folly, No Good Deed Left Undone, and Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder, Ginny Fite is an award-winning journalist who has covered crime, politics, government, healthcare, art and all things human. She has been a spokesperson for a governor and a member of Congress, a few colleges and universities, and a robotics R&D company.
She has degrees from Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University and studied at the School for Women Healers and the Maryland Poetry Therapy Institute.
Ginny has also authored I Should Be Dead by Now, a collection of humorous lamentations about aging, three books of poetry, The Last Thousand Years, The Pearl Fisher, Throwing Caution, and a short story collection, What Goes Around.
Connect with Ginny: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
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