Missing the Mark
This is a book replete with suspense and danger. Margaret Ann will capture your heart as you sympathize and empathize with her. The main character grows up before your very eyes, and she makes the wrong choices at times, experiencing danger and fear, and contacts with those in the highest levels of government. Her sleuthingis amazing, and her resourcefulness will amaze the reader. More
A young and naïve Georgia mountain girl, Margaret Ann, has great aspirations for her life lacks the financial or experiential resources to fulfill her goals. However unwittingly on her part, circumstances fall into place and events unfold leading her toward her ultimate goal on a dangerous but circuitous path. From the beginning, her background helps lays the foundations for the future. Margaret Ann goes to college, and is immediately thrust into the real world, where she is too trusting, but still somewhat heeds warning signals, as she engages in a relationship that will prove to thrust her into the midst of grave danger and uncertainty. And Jerry, the man whom she marries against her better judgment has a past apparently known to no one in its entirety, even to perhaps himself because of a life of denial.
From a visit to a nefarious gypsy at a county fair who utters a dire warning, is followed by observations of subtle clues that abound throughout the book. She observes Jerry’s mysterious reaction when visiting a tunnel in a neighboring state. Then a visit to a crematorium plays a role in solving the mysteries, but Jerry carries the biggest clue of all, setting the stage for Margaret Ann to perform detective work, which she does with great ingenuity. The tale is rife with an omnipresent feeling that something is going to happen momentarily. And things do happen, suddenly, and when least expected. Occasionally strange men visit with Jerry at night but at times life seems almost normal and Margaret Ann periodically doubts that anything other than the ordinary is occurring, and occasionally even doubts her sanity. In an effort to escape her memories, she begins an Army career but even then is still bothered by occurrences from her past and in her present life. Her adventures continue unto the highest levels of government as her life continues to be interrupted by unusual messages and occurrences that convince her that this lifelong adventure is not yet over. Sometimes, she wonders if it will ever be. After a surprising ending to her military career, and when she thinks her life has returned to an existence of peace and security, she is again shaken from her sense of well-being, and is again placed into an atmosphere of danger. But a surprise ending answers all of her questions in a way she could have never imagined.