I liked how the protagonist used modern technology to solve problems …(Latest Review POJ)

This is the latest review of Pendulum of Justice on Amazon.

 

Finished this book and went out and got the second one. I liked how the protagonist used modern technology to solve problems and the political ideology was handled well and not preachy. Will be waiting for the third novel.

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and justifiably anti-government—is the perfect fictional angel of vengeance (Latest Review)

This is the latest review for Trials of Injustice by Straight Line Logic on Amazon.

 

Trails of Injustice is Dale and Kaila’s second installment in their Hank Ragnar series and is just as riveting as their first, Pendulum of Justice.
It takes its plot from the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

That scandal left many of us longing for justice, to hold those responsible accountable. Hank Ragnar—smart, resourceful, good-looking, tough, principled, and justifiably anti-government—is the perfect fictional angel of vengeance. Through a beautiful Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent named Laura, he stumbles upon a nefarious plot whose ultimate aim is to outlaw the private ownership of firearms. She needs help with her computer and he’s an expert, but the relationship soon jumps beyond software and the Internet.Trails2

Their habanero-hot affair is just one of many spicy ingredients in this story. There are the settings—harsh Mexican and Southwest American deserts, Washington in all its inglorious corruption. Violence ripped straight from current news stories, the never-ending litany of Mexican drug cartel atrocities, underscores the brutality not just of the cartels, but of our own government. The villain, the acting head of the ATF, is an unscrupulously ambitious lesbian plagued by insecurities about her lover. The other recipient of Hank’s Bond-like ability to captivate and bed beautiful but admirable women, Abigail, is the daughter of a friend who’s being framed by the ATF. She’s black, adding some interracial sizzle.

Hank, Laura, and Abigail match their wits, courage, and outrage against the government’s resources and ruthlessness. Readers anxious to find out the next turn or twist will zip threw the pages of this well-written thriller as Hank and team encounter both triumphs and daunting setbacks. Only upon reflection will readers recognize and ponder the important philosophical themes skillfully woven into the fast-paced plot.

The book is highly recommended for those hungering for a great story and skeptical about our government and its works. Those who still buy the party line may have trouble with this novel; it has some words with more than two syllables.

 

 

A Hell of -Day at Sea

I live within spitting distance of the Sea of Cortez and I like to go stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding in the morning for exercise.  This morning the water was crystal clear.  For exercise reasons, I paddle backwards part of the time (It works different muscles in my arms and back).  As I am doing this I see a sting ray off to my left going the other way.  He is full grown, about 3 feet wide, and sandy brown color.  I stop to observe him, he is about 3-4 feet below the surface and just as he passes me, he looks over.  He slows down a bit and circles around toward the back tip of my SUP board, which is the way I am looking.  I very excited, but I am also stingraythinking this would not be a good time to fall into the water.  The ray comes up to within a foot of the board, seems to realize I am not a ray and swims off real fast.

I am thinking about how I am going to tell you guys about this, when I see manta rays jumping out of the water.  Normally, I would consider this very interesting and if you have not seen this, take a look at this video (The flying rays are about 20 seconds in), but today it is almost distracting.  Then I see a huge fish breach the surface of the water about 20 yards in front of me.  It occurs to me that it might be a dolphin, however we almost never see dolphins here and certainly not this close (20 yards from our beach), so I am skeptical.  I keep my eyes in the general direction where I saw the breach, and 30 seconds later the dolphin breaches again.  I paddle slowly toward it, luckily his dorsal fin is sticking out of the water most of the time.  As I track him a bunch of Mexican teenagers on the beach start humming the music to Jaws.  The dolphin does not seem to notice me and I get within 7 feet of him.  This is probably the most clearly I have ever seen a dolphin in the wild.  He finally noticed me and lazily pushed away.

 

“D” of the famous thriller writers DK Halling

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Reality Stranger Than Fiction: Patent Office Sued for Deep-Sixing Patents

In Pendulum of Justice, Hank Rangar’s patent application is undermined by the evil director of the Patent Office.  This court case, eVideo v. U.S.A. (Ct. Fed. Clm. 2015), shows that the Patent Office had a secret program to deep-six certain patent applications:

 

In an interesting Section 1491 class-action, eVideo has filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government asking for damages based upon the harm caused by the Patent Office’s S.A.W.S. program. The Sensitive Application Warning System (S.A.W.S) is the now-defunct U.S.P.T.O. program that gave double-top-secret scrutiny to applications designated as “sensitive.”  The Agency has – up to now – refused to identify which applications fell into the program (even to the applicants themselves), although a examiners inadvertently told applicants about the designation.

The harm here alleged is all USPTO and prosecution costs in applications after they were designated under the S.A.W.S. program. Joseph Zito is the lead attorney on the case.  (From PatentlyO)

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July 4th Review of Trails of Injustice

This is a wonderful review I wanted to share with you that we received appropriately on July 4th.

Compelling characters, great action and a story ripped from the headline

 

Hank Rangar is my hero. A man of the mind who takes on the forces of evil. Ripped from the headlines of personal agendas, government overreach and corruption at the highest levels. I love the karma at the end.

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Hank Ranger….you are a great hero! (Latest Review of TOI)

 

“Hank Ranger is a perfect series hero! Trails of Injustice was a fast read…couldn’t put it down. The dialogue was especially intelligent and often witty. I really enjoyed the Mexico location which I found very authentic as I have visited many of these areas. The government corruption on both sides of the border was clear and would make anyone angry at the injustices. Hank did his best to right some outrageous wrongs. An exciting read. Looking forward to the next book in the series! Hope it comes soon.”

 

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