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Friday, February 11, 2011

Review of Across the Desperate Miles


Across the Desperate Miles
Patrick Michael Murphy
Kindle Edition 2010

   Rand and Kera Priven are having difficulties in their marriage. Rand is a professional photographer and spends almost his entire life working and never sees his family; not unlike many in our society today. In an attempt to protect her children, Kera sends them to a retreat in Washington state with the intentions of confronting Rand. Much to her horror, terrorists have infiltrated the countries control systems and the entire country is at a virtual standstill.
   Kera convinces an extremely reluctant Rand to travel the 2500 miles from New York to Washington state to  collect their children. The journey places them in harms way and they face evil that no one should have to encounter. Citizen militias are protesting across the country and waging war on the government. Will they reach their children in time and will their marriage be saved? Will they even survive the trip across country?
   I do not even know where to begin. I have read many many books that I have loved; but I have to tell you, this book left me speechless. You want to think that something like this could never happen. After reading this book, I would never say never. The storyline is absolutely fantastic and everything just flows and falls into place. I wanted to hate both Rand and Kera; but there is something about them that would not allow me to do so.
   In amidst the turmoil in the country, there is still love and devotion. There are those who are willing to go the extra mile and help no matter what it may cost them. This is a story of change and the harrowing path it takes to get there. It is a story of horror, brutality, friendship, love and forgiveness. I have never read a book that has had me in such emotional upheavel. Even so, I would read this book again in a heart beat.
   I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes a well written book with a wonderful storyline and characters. After reading it, you may take a second or third look at what is happening in our country. You may never look at things the same again.
   I want to thank Patrick for providing me with a copy of his book for reading on my IPad. I was not compensated in any way except for the privilege of reading it. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I give Across the Desperate Miles 5 plus stars out of 5.

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