No child should die of a preventable illness! Support Bill Vaccinate All Children Act #VACA. This bill is at the heart of one part of this novel as Senator Malcolm Phillips understood the bill and its importance so why does he vote No? This one act of independent thinking would cost him his life as he had an allergic reaction to shellfish prepared for his dinner and purposely made to take his life, so it appeared as an accident. Taylor the Senator’s wife is in danger as someone close to her husband might have passed the truth about this bill to her and things take on a dangerous and deadly turn.
Jack Logan is an investigative journalist and engaged to the Senator’s wife many years ago. Lives intersect and Malcolm before he died made Jack promise to protect Tracy and presented him with an envelope of instructions to follow. One man knows the truth behind this vaccine and Jack and Tracy are on the run being chased by unknown assailants as the author takes readers back to the past to a facility called the Institute where a diabolical man named Damon Crosse has his own agenda in mind as a group of medical students hoping to become doctors or even politicians are subjected to experimental procedures which they are forced to inflict on their classmates which might result in death to some as they succumb to the drugs injected in them or beg for euthanasia. One young candidate named Maya dares to question him and the doctor in charge and her fate becomes sealed as she is taken, isolated and forced to have Damon’s child. Eerie, bone chilling and frightening as we get inside his mind as Maya tries to get to know him and learns about his abusive past, his father’s role in WWII and being a Nazi.
History is shared as we learn more about Damon’s father, his illness and the significance of 30 gold coins. Then the author forwards to Jack and Tracy as she fishes back to her childhood friendship with Jack having to deal with his abusive father and the punishments he endured for lack of perfection. In a sense both Damon and Jack suffered at the hands of an abusive parent, but one decided to create what he thinks will be his perfect child to follow in the paths he creates for it as Maya fears for this unborn child’s future. Gold coins are the key to what this sick man thinks will cure his father of a disease. Using her as bait to get the information out of her parents to find out where the coins are, Damon once again proves how sick he is, and the result is tragedy while both Jack and Taylor reflect on past relationships and misgivings. Added in we learn more about Dakota, Jack’s ex -wife and her plan to be released from the mental hospital and take control of Jack again. Plus, the author includes a plan to have young girls sell themselves using a video streaming on a computer of the latest episode of Teenage Wasted using college kids 18-19 who are actors. An escort service of some sort which would encourage young teens to prostitute themselves, but the result would not be what they’d expect.
Damon has plans to create the perfect children but what he wants for those with imperfections is frightening and diabolical as his mind is so twisted, he does not see past his own delusional thoughts and anyone interfering or in his way suffers. The issues of parental rights, vaccinations for all children, pharmaceutical tampering and drug companies honesty about side effects and ingredients in a drug as well as someone with a God complex who has no belief in God but wants his heirs to be perfect, world leaders and anything he wants . An emotionless child who is programmed to follow his predetermined destiny.
Maya whose goal was to go into medicine showed her intelligence and lost in the long run finding out just how evil Cross us, his goals his link to coins he felt had the power to unleash the power of hell. Do the coins that Judas received to betray Christ can be traced to Abraham, the father of faith and Maya’s parents and Jeremy and Taylor’s grandparents paid the price for owning some of them and not telling where they are hidden.
Deceptions, betrayals, power, the destruction of morality, good and the power of evil as one man’s plan to take over how lives are lived and creating children to live out his legacy and plans. Facing truths about her parentage , learning her connection to Jeremy, realizing someone she loved was not who she thought this person is, Taylor’s world is about to be shattered and Jack might pay the ultimate price for wanting to save her and her unborn child. Damon Cross is delusional, demented and has a godlike complex as the author brings all these issues to the forefront. Can someone really control and have the power so far reaching that politicians, judges, lawyer, police, FBI and more will do anything he asks at the risk of losing it all? Plants sent to distract those in the way of his objectives the characters created are flawed, lack morals and values, will dig down so far into the lives of those who think opposite of them, and the ending will leave you stunned.
Some endings are new beginnings while others will keep you wondering what’s in store for those that are left. The institute what is its future? What about Taylor’s son will he be free of Damon Crosse and what he planned for him ? The intricate plan to take cover the world and rid it of goodness and morals is the goal of those orphans, innocent subjects and those that are part of this dangerous Network. One man. One goal. One world. In which direction are we headed? Author L. C. Shaw leaves us pondering that question! A simple promise made. A man who believed he would rule the world. A novel that started with a simple vote about vaccines for all children and hidden things about it that were not revealed. Lies, greed, power, blackmail, graft, deceptions, control, trust, legalizing prostitution, encouraging euthanasia, abortion and much more breaking down the barriers that allow each of us to be the person we want to be. A novel that will haunt you for days after reading it and keep you wondering: Where are the coins? What will the future bring? What is the fate of the Institute? What do we still have learn?
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