Said To Contain

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Trucker Randy Johnston has taken possession of a strange load Said To Contain ‘ice’ from a shipping facility in California. The journey towards its destination will open his eyes to secrets of the universe that he grows to wish had been kept behind the curtain forever. He will encounter unspeakable nightmares on the road to Cape Canaveral, where the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance. More
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About Brandon Messerschmidt

Brandon Messerschmidt resides in Michigan, with his wife and son, where he currently drones away in his retail management position -- writing for a distraction from the day to day grind.

He fancies himself a storyteller more than an author -- seeking to entertain, not impress with iron-clad prose or seldom used words that require a peek at the online dictionary.

His work typically walks a fine line between science fiction, horror, adventure and general character drama. Many of the concepts explored in his novels are based around his own daily struggle with "faith"; though he subscribes to no particular religion or ideology.

As a former truck-driver and inner-city store manager, he's seen plenty of the "stranger than fiction" happenings that are often attributed to this mystical state we call reality. A lifetime of introspection, people watching, and battles with inner-demons have forged an understanding of the Human animal that is unique -- and often captivating. The journeys and adventures that his characters endure often throw up a mirror that beckons readers to take a long look at themselves and decipher what they see through a foriegn set of eyes.

Some of his work, on the other hand, simply takes readers along for a white-knuckle ride through the breach...

Indeed, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

No fancy hole-punches or guillotines here, so open wide and bite the end off of that stogie... strike a match and fire it up: for tomorrow, we shall die.

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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on June 2, 2016 : (no rating)
Well written and entertaining, but a horribly incredible Plot - Godzilla was for intellectuals compared to this one. Ok, I promised to chose the better of two possible on my scale, so I gave two stars for "worth reading".

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
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Review by: John Davis on April 2, 2013 :
Thought provoking sci-fi/horror novel. Highly recommended for fans of the genre. Hope to read more from this author.
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Review by: Ann Scarborough on Aug. 2, 2012 :
Very good book. I will suggest finding a good editor to help with some gramatical, punctuation, and spelling errors before sending to the printers, however, it is a very entertaining book.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
Review by: Tom Mullings on Dec. 1, 2011 :
Great story.
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Review by: Tom Mullings on Dec. 1, 2011 :
Great story.
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Review by: Elaine Clark on April 22, 2011 :
One of the best books I've read! Very entertaining and a real page turner.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

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