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ISBN-10:  1413765823 Type: 


Copyright:  Feb 14,2005 ISBN-13:  9781413765823

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A fictional novel that takes place in year 2011 and ironically foretells all that is currently happening in the USA from the wars, to the failed economy, an African American becomes president, to increases in crime, especially in Arizona, but hopefully not to the level in the book that required a deterrent to crime.

Following years of fighting terrorism in the U.S.A.and worldwide, the fight to maintain crime levels has been neglected. Crime is at its highest levels in the U.S., and Vice President Mokski has been unable to convince the president to build a deterrent to crime. There are three mysterious attempts to assassinate the president. Unfortunately, the Maryland governor and close friend of the president is framed and brought to trial. The president's testimony convicts his friend and causes him to have a major stroke, which ultimately results in his resignation. Mokski becomes president and orders the building of a compound that will be a deterrent to crime. Laws and constitutional amendments are changed. Governor Booth is placed in the compound before he can be cleared by his attorney friend, Webb. All jails and prisons are emptied and shut down as all long-term prisoners are transferred into the compound. Will Webb and Booth weave everything together to somehow get Booth out so that together they confront the true conspirators?

Retiree's first novel a socio-political crime thriller Framed for a crime he didn't commit, an eastern Governor is convicted and thrown into a sprawling wilderness prison compound built by his nemesis, who is now President of the United States. One man is in a race to save him.

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Cannot put it down
Retiree's first novel a socio-political crime thriller
R. Merial Martin
ExxonMobil Retiree News Article (7/1/2005)

Framed for a crime he didn't commit, an eastern Governor is convicted and thrown into a sprawling wilderness prison compound built by his nemesis, who is now President of the United States. One man is in a race to save him. Retiree Richard Merial Martin's first novel, Deterrent, is written in vivid, break-neck style, one reviewer praised as akin to seeing a fast-paced movie, rather than reading a book. Through the device of the huge prison compound, encompassing an area the size of several western counties, built to hold all the nations criminals in a kind of brutal internal Devil’s Island, Martin explores the conflicting desires and choices of any free society craving safety and security.

Calif (3/7/2005)

Make a movie Please?
Read like a movie
California (5/9/2005)

Loved the style. Can't wait for the sequel (II). Felt like I had just watched a movie. More writers should use this style. I learned that the author is inspired by the great Harry Essex who wrote many movie scripts. Recommend our legislators read this one. It does make you think.

Movie bound
Texas (5/9/2005)

When are they going to make a movie about this book? I can't wait.

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