The Cry of the Cuckoos

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Strategic Book Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 228 pages
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The cuckoo bird is a master of deception, fooling other species in their race to copy their chirping begging call. When Donald Drummond and his wife, Anne, chase after the killer of his father, Henry Drummond, they find themselves up against a radical right wing supremacist organization called the Society of Southern Patriots and. like the cuckoo bird, deception is the Society's mission. The couple unravels a terrorist plot which will kill Washington dignitaries at the Super Bowl and delegates at the United Nations. Donald, a retired news reporter, and Anne, a retired school teacher, unfold the mystery leading them on a wild chase from Alabama to Texas. And one of the many murder suspects is Donald's biological mother, Betty Jo Duke, who he only just met after his father's death. Donald and Anne are hired as informants by the FBI to unravel the mysterious case and they get a lot more than they bargained for. "The author is clearly a good writer, with sufficient description, dialogue, scenes and sequels (places in the book where main character is found between the scene having just taken place and the scene yet to come). The author has made good use of the five senses, as well as his descriptions of people and places, to create and weave a good tale."
  

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Sometimes finding the truth opens up a can of worms that can't be disposed of. Retired news reporter Donald Drummond, and his retired teacher wife, Anne, begin to unravel a family mystery that leads ... Read full review

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Of course, this is my own novel. Readers are telling me things I never even dreamed about. One reader said it was better than any of John Grisham's books, which astounded me. Another reader said the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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About the author (2009)

Bettyanne Bruin, Writers Literary John Wayne Cargile lives in a rural area of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in his dream home with his wife and son. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. The life he lives now is exactly the way he saw his life when he was younger, living out the days in the country and writing novels.

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