An Act of Self-Defense

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Erne Lewis, Nov 12, 2011 - FICTION - 340 pages
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What if Congress were captured by corrupt politicians who think they own their offices? What if there was only one way to remove them from office? For more than eight amazing months Amazon Reader Reviews ranked this incredible novel the number one political thriller. Critics and readers nationwide praised its riveting premise of an unscrupulous Washington aristocracy passing legislation for the benefit of themselves and their friends . . . until confronted by a few patriots who stop them dead. An Act of Self-Defense has captured the attention of readers who have compared it with novels from America’s best writers, including Ayn Rand, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Frederick Forsyth and Michael Crichton as well as Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and others. One reader said, “I have not read a novel that handled ongoing suspense as well as Crichton's State of Fear until I read Lewis's An Act of Self-Defense pretty much in one sitting. I could not put it down . . . One is just swept up in the story ...” Another said, “Flows with skill and confidence as from a seasoned, award-winning writer. I found it to be all at once thought-provoking, eye-opening, prophetic, exciting and inspiring.” And, “an edge-of-your-seat ride from beginning to end . . . tense moments and tears . . . unable to put it down until the end.” When power grabbing politicians take control of Congress and write the reelection laws to effectively prevent themselves from ever being removed from office, it sends the nation into a deep economic depression. Millions are ruined, their savings destroyed, but the lobbyists, the corrupt politicians and their crony capitalist friends make billions . . . until a small group of patriots, or are they terrorists, force them to yield. On a sultry Washington morning an attractive woman posing as a Department of Justice agent walks into their headquarters building to mail letters that appear to be from the Attorney General to 378 long-term incumbent members of Congress. She has deceived the best security system in the world to send a message to Congress and to the nation that will change everything. The letter demands Congress pass an amendment to the Constitution that will forever prevent long-term professional politicians from controlling Congress again. Deadly force is promised if a three-day time limit is not met. While the enraged and frightened politicians argue over how to respond, the Attorney General takes personal control of the manhunt using Federal law enforcement against every known term limits organization. The brutality inflames the nation, however it fails to catch or stop the group calling itself the Term Limits Revolution. As the time expires and when Congress at first refuses to pass the amendment, the roller coaster, edge of your seat ride erupts with explosive action and crackling tension that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.

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Actually a very engrossing fictional work that addresses real issues. Read full review


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