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If you go to Amazon you can read the first few chapters through Look Inside. The beginning they tease you with grabs me the way the first Mitch Rapp book did. I had to post from Barnes and Noble because no pictures would come up from Amazon's site. The story:

Essential Liberty is an action-filled, thought-provoking work of fiction about governmental overreach and the abuse of power. Through believable characters and words that could have come from our current political debate, Essential Liberty asks, “What if?”…and then provides the answer.

The United States government has banned and begun confiscating firearms from its citizens.

Insurance executive Don Williams has never owned a gun and is part of the majority of Americans who initially favored “Collection” (the official term for confiscation), yet he’s shocked to see his fellow countrymen being rounded up on the evening news.

Don’s good friend, former Marine Mike Niculescu, owns many firearms and has refused to surrender them. The son of immigrants from Communist Romania reveres them as symbols of liberty.

Bill Payne, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commands an ATF Hazardous Operations Team. These elite new teams are reserved for Collection operations with a high level of risk. Payne wants his unit to be the first to make headlines.

As the story unfolds, Don is forced to make a choice: Will he turn a blind eye to the abuse of power, or will he choose—for the first time in his life—to make a stand on principle that will put everything he cares about at risk?

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  • JakeLonergan

    JakeLonergan 8 years, 1 month ago

    I just realized there is no description of what this book is about! Essential Liberty is an action-filled, thought-provoking work of fiction about governmental overreach and the abuse of power. Through believable characters and words that could have come from our current political debate, Essential Liberty asks, “What if?”…and then provides the answer.

    The United States government has banned and begun confiscating firearms from its citizens.

    Insurance executive Don Williams has never owned a gun and is part of the majority of Americans who initially favored “Collection” (the official term for confiscation), yet he’s shocked to see his fellow countrymen being rounded up on the evening news.

    Don’s good friend, former Marine Mike Niculescu, owns many firearms and has refused to surrender them. The son of immigrants from Communist Romania reveres them as symbols of liberty.

    Bill Payne, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commands an ATF Hazardous Operations Team. These elite new teams are reserved for Collection operations with a high level of risk. Payne wants his unit to be the first to make headlines.

    As the story unfolds, Don is forced to make a choice: Will he turn a blind eye to the abuse of power, or will he choose—for the first time in his life—to make a stand on principle that will put everything he cares about at risk?

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  • JakeLonergan

    JakeLonergan 7 years, 10 months ago

    I finished this book some time ago but forgot to comment on it. It's a great book but, for some reason, I don't think we'd see the same ending in real life. These Lefties pursue their ridiculous ideas with a religious fervor, no matter how many people have to die.

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  • Essential-Liberty 7 years, 9 months ago

    Jake, thanks so much for taking the time to review my novel, Essential Liberty. And thanks for your kind words. About the ending: You may very well be right. One thing I try to do, with this novel and with the new one I'm working on (a sequel), is to give the American people the benefit of the doubt...regardless of how many times they let me down; and regardless of whether or not I really believe they/we deserve it. Take care, Rob Olive.

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