Kenneth J Kerr
'The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs)' is Mr. Kerr's second novel. His first, 'Life of a Double Agent' was self published in 2013. Mr. Kerr retired from a successful international business career and began his writing career 'late in life'. He finds unexpected pleasure in the writing process. He says, "I hope my readers enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Mr. Kerr and his wife, Kryl, live on Hilton Head Island, SC, and spend the summers at their lake home on Lake Charlevoix, Michigan. Their daughter, Kathryn, lives and works in Washington D.C.
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The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs)
by Kenneth J Kerr
The first woman President of the United States, a Democrat, faces government gridlock if she cannot find common ground with the Republican controlled Congress. During her first year in office, her administration is rocked by a scandal that could destroy her, and an Al Qaeda planned dirty bomb attack on Washington D.C. Welcome to Washington, Madam President.
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Smashwords book reviews by Kenneth J Kerr
on May 27, 2014
Fascinating story about a family of four boys growing up in Southern California in the early sixties. The oldest boy, Mike, is the main character, and the story follows his life from 1961, when he is just over three to 1965, when he is seven. Mike has an evil personality, and is repeatedly getting into trouble, poison is younger brother, Jerry, and continually doing evil, hurtful things to his younger brother, showing little or no remorse.
The author uses an unusual writing style where the story is narrated in the first person by people who initially refer to themselves as "we" and later as "the watchers". They seem to be just observers, however, the final chapter brings light to the relationship between 'the watchers" and the family.
Michael Barnett has written an interesting story about a family of boys growing up in California in the sixties. He develops the scenes in the book with incredible detail, using all the senses to describe all the characters and the settings. Although this is not the genre I would normally read, I have no problem recommending this book to others.