The Problem Eliminators!

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The Problem Eliminators! © 2012 by Steve Nelson
An Action/Adventure story about a group of fictional retired military men, who hunt down Drug Lords & traitorous U.S. Government officials! Featuring the fantastic submarine, The Barracuda! Like Amer-I-Can James Bond’s, The Problem Eliminators! Strike without warning! Hard, fast & deadly! More

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Words: 34,010
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465752055
About Steve Nelson

Hey, when I write a story, I write it so its a smooth read. You don't have to carry a dictionary to read one of my stories. Easy on the eyes and smooth read'in + a swell story, that's what I like!
Steve Nelson is a resident of N. Ogden, Utah.
He has worked for over 30 years at Business Ownership and in the Handyman/Maintenance field. He is a H.S. Graduate.
Steve has written 10 books;
Tomorrow’s World #1 (Currently Published in Hardback form by
TW2 DESERT TREK- Now on SMASHWORDS & spiral bound and self published.
The Maintenance Engineer- Now on SMASHWORDS & spiral bound and self published.
Escape from the ORDER!- Now on SMASHWORDS & spiral bound and self published.
The Problem Eliminators!- Now Published with Smashwords!
Steve is easy to find on Facebook, just lookup Steve Nelson of Ogden, Utah and find the guy in the Australian bush hat!

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Review by: Fairhonanth Jones on Jan. 10, 2013 :
Our story begins with a lengthy, ineffective description of the protagonist sneaking through a yacht. He takes measurements of the boat, writes them down, sneaks some more, spies on people snorting cocaine and having sex (!?), whispers to himself a bit, more sneaking, and then comes across a bound and gagged girl behind a mysterious door. Gary Stu (The name of the protagonist hasn't yet been stated, and he reeks of Stu-dom so that is what he shall be called) pulls a hypodermic needle from his emergency medical kit, knocks her out (with a tranquilizer called K14 {Really?}), renders guards unconscious with a single punch, and smuggles her out without a hitch.

Chapter 2 begins, and we still don't know what Gary Stu's real name is, nor have we seen a single shred of dialogue other than him talking to himself. Instead, we have a massive infodump, an author-drawn illustration of a character that makes me want to cross the street if ever I meet him (read: creeper), and he isn't even the protagonist. No, we get an illustration of..."Captain Norman Mitchell". Eventually, we find ourselves introduced to the protagonist himself: Dave "The Dude" Wilson. Apparently, he has gone through a tragedy (which is never gone into), resulting in his having "almost lost it". We get another two pages worth of infodump, before randomly changing scenes to an incident "several years ago" concerning the naming of the ship. Who cares! When I read a book, I read it for its plot and characters --- not a list of all the possible names a stupid submarine might have had.

With the arrival of chapter 3, we finally witness some dialogue. Unfortunately, the dialogue we see mostly consists of instructions issued to the crew by the captain.

In Chapter 4, Dave addresses the audience directly, stating that the reason he is writing this book is because he thinks " might make a swell book someday." He then goes on, in an incredibly vague manner, to describe some sort of delivery service, returning former captives of drug lords to friendly ports. I get it now! These people are a part of a secret human trafficking ring! Because, as far as I know, dumping a sedated person off at a port in a country other than their place of residence counts as human trafficking; not to mention the fact that these victims carry no identification whatsoever.

I think I've said my piece. The book is a boring infodump, filled with descriptions of things that add nothing to the plot whatsoever, there is no character development (even our protagonist is a stock Gary Stu), there is hardly any dialogue (what little there is consists largely of more infodump, in the form of instructions and "as you know, Bobs"), and is obviously very poorly researched.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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