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Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Good Thrilla-Chilla Reviewed by Ben Baker

Then Ben wanted it to be seen at Barnes and Noble.Com
Fatal Addiction by Everett Beal
ISBN: 0976411571


Reviewed by Ben Baker for his Ashburn, GA., newspaper, then for B&N.com

Ev Beal, relying on his long experience in the pharmacy industry, has turned it to good advantage in this espionage/thriller-type novel. The book is fast-paced, sometimes too fast which is the only complaint I have, and the characters are far more believeable than the typical protagonists and antagonists you'd find in similar works. The folks in this book are real people. Simply put.

You're not going to find flying cars, laser wrist watches and micro-nukes in a shoe sole. You are going to find a solid and believeable plot with no need to rely on Science Fiction type devices to cover up where the writer's narrative abilities fall down. It's a sad indictment of ths nation that it takes a work of near-fiction to expose the world of illegal pharmacopia and the designer drug market.

This is not the kind of thing you're going to read about in your morning paper, even though it happens in every community across the nation. Beal's work, unfortunately, will be one of those books that never gets the serious consideration and treatment it deserves. Why? Because he hits too close to home exposing a dark side of society we choose to ignore.

6 comments:

Frances Lynn said...

This sounds like a tempting read.

Frances Lynn

Anonymous said...

Everett is a personal friend, and we always like to see our friends do well. Continue on, Everett, "one brick at a time."
SJC

Everett Beal Rph said...

Thank you Sande,
I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE IN TOUCH WITH ONE OF MY OTHER FAVORITE AUTHORS.YOU AND CAROLYN REMIND ME OF EACH OTHER, TWO PEAS IN A POD.
BOTH LOVE TO HELP OTHERS
AND THAT I CERTAINLY DO APPRECIATE.
LOVE TO BOTH,
EVERETT

ROBERT L. WILLIAMS said...

THANKS, CAROLYN FOR REVIEW OF EVERETT'S BOOK "FATAL ADDICITION". WENT TO SCHOOL WITH EV. HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS AND IN TEXAS THE "PILL MILLS" ARE GETTING WORSE. SIX IN OUR SMALL TOWN OF 40M...
OLEBUZZARD

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Dear Old Buzzard:
Yes, it's bae everywhere, I think. Not sure it isn't time to legalize everything, tax it heavily, put the illegal trade our of business and use the money we save searching these guys down and the taxes we get on it supply huge education programs and great programs for those who want to get clean--in a large enough quantity that they can get in when they want to rather than waiting six months or a year, all the time committing more crimes to finance their habits or killing themselves with an overdose. Not sure, but getting so I think so. (-:
Thanks for writing.
Very best,
Carolyn

Everett Beal said...

Good morning dear friend,
What a gorgeous creation you have so graciously designed to help authors around the world.I for one humbly appreciate your time and
efforts.Fortunately I stumbled upon this works on Google.
On the Today Show this morning, I listened to all the grief and discussion about the Jackson illegal drug purchases which carelessly murdered Michael.I tried to get Fatal Addiction on Today but they never gave me the time of day.I also tried to get on Dr Snyderman's,Oprah and Phil's to no avail.
I have forgotten more than any of them will ever know about substance abuse.I sacrificed three years of my retirement from my Pharmaceutical Profession to learn that Abuse plus Addiction will precipitate poverty.45 book signings and many mini-lectures to discuss drug abuse returned 25 readers to tell me;"God bless you for writing this book" and 10 readers telling me it saved a member of their family.
If Today would have turned the pages in Fatal Addiction, they would have learned how doctors are providing the nation with Class Two drugs and hooking more patients than the junkies are selling street drugs.I saw one doctor run 300 junkies thru his office for $125 cash to get 4 prescriptions.OxyConten,Lortabs,Soma and Xanex
were already printed out waiting on them once a month.He was caught but now the doctor is out living on a gated community golf course.
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Everett Beal Rph