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The Counsel the of cunning: Steven C. Harms

A kidnapped doctor whose skills far surpass others is at the heart of the prologue as she is taken by force at the hands of some dangerous people. Learning thrust motive and the luxuries provided you wonder if she will adhere to the conditions of her imposed imprisonment . All the members of her team are prisoners, but you have yet to learn the reason behind the research and potential outcome that someone foresees her creating in the future.

Lives change at moment’s notice as Robert Viceroy will learn. An encounter in the past will unravel as someone comes to his door and his goals change, his direction reverted, and the result will take him to places to uncover a hidden plot. Many are involved and the main objective is to find this man’s son presumed dead but is he?

Billionaire US Senator Jungen Sandt stood at his threshold for a reason. A decade ago, is when his son disappeared into the jungles of Guatemala and the reason for his arrival is to have him investigate further which explains why he’s now living on his estate. Someone left a package outside the family estate thinking that this clue would verify he was alive. Will Viceroy and his team take in this mission and where will it take them before learning about another plot which would clarify the cryptic disappearance of Bertram but might put millions in danger.

At the heart is a second plot involving a drug called screed which is being shipped in a unique and undetectable manner. Different couriers are handling the boxes and more with the supply, but you won’t believe who is behind it, the reasoning and the effects and Viceroy enlists the help of Silk and Regina plus a pastor who will help transport him and others to Guatemala. There are murders that they are all aware of including the Senator, Kendrick his assistant and others that feel that for this drug to be used and possibly cure something called Ovalar lives are expendable. Plus, we learn some dark secrets about who is behind this drug that will find a cure and help people get from screed. There is much more and the man who can push the pill through for Ovalar is in a coma and if he comes out of it will he take the steps that they demand. Someone comes to the Senator’s door and hands Liesel her first dose of Ovalar, and Kendrick admits having used it in the past as we learn his connection to Quintero and why he wants him to help Viceroy find his son.

There are many layers to this plot as we hear the voice of a man whose name is not revealed and the reasons why Ovalar is given to Lisel who is the Senator’s daughter and addicted to Screed as so many are and the fact that there might be an influx in Milwaukee, and they are going to prey on immigrants and the poor to see their reaction to the drug. Things get tense and more dangerous when Victory and Regina meet up with Peterson and Joaquin in Guatemala and learn that if Bertram is alive just where he might be but not before they are endangered, attempts are made on their lives, and we learn just how connected Amy Peterson is to the man who is providing Ovalar and why. The addiction rate is high to screed and the drug that needs to be taken to sustain their lives might cause more danger than good but that remains to be seen as we learn when we return to the Senator’s mansion that he is visiting Czerwinski now that he is out of the hospital and needs him to return to the Senate.

lives are at risk when the truth behind where Bertrum was being held and when they learn the truth they uncover the mystery of the Ghost behind it but that is not even the tip of the iceberg.    

Lies plays a big part as she learns from photos that they figured out how to turn screed in an aerosol spray randomly testing it on the poor in Guatemala. This spraying would induce those that inhaled it to become instant addicts. This was told to her in front of someone close to her father explaining about the officials and their fates too. Clay Czerwinski was discharged from the hospital but an illusive killer took care of him before he could speak out or make his move to decide on the proposal. 

Theo Gandy was being hunted and approached you Trevor Moreland. Why? There are so many layers to this plot and one man that orchestrated it and it’s so heinous if he succeeds what he plans will enslave so many. Read Chapter  33 and learn more. Theo Gandy , Eddie Browner and Ruby Porfoy rammed into Silk and died. You won’t believe who was with him and why?

Lori Coate close to Kendrick seemed to have his back and using his computer he uncovered the words Trapper’s Alley and the search engine served up two more pages from the Detroit Historical Society concerning an indoor shopping center in that area but what was being sold there?

Then a trip to Guatemala and some dangerous encounters and Bertram is found but in the final analysis you won’t believe why he is not addicted when we learn the truth about screed, Ovalar and a sadistic plan of a diabolical man. 

Then the Bread of Life group comes down to help and Quintero us there but no one is safe as Silk reveals five things he discovers and things will take on several unexpected turns as author Steven  C. Harms takes readers to Guatemala and we learn the truth about why Bertram was taken prisoner his link to the Chizecs, Paterson, Joaquin and why Viceroy was about to piece it all together. Someone was referenced as the dictator of the prisoners and why the definite hunt for molecules. What is the importance of the berry and Bertram and Dr. Amador kidnapped in the first chapter and her role as a molecular scientist. You winter believe what she did and why plus the purpose and possible terrifying end result. Clay Czerwinski, Garrett Newcastle and Theo Gandy and more paid a heavy price for what one person envisioned. The rescue, the truth and the deceptions , betrayals and fear that success would engulf the minds and body of anyone on screed and what about Ovalar? An ending that leaves you wondering if its really over and where will Regina, Viceroy and Silk be next? Twists, turns and a huge cast of characters that you won’t see the action before it comes as you meet the inner group called the Council of the Cunning hiding in plain sight. 

Fran Lewis : just reviews 

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One thought on “The Counsel the of cunning: Steven C. Harms

  1. Thank you so much for this great review! This book does sound really interesting to me!

    Posted by Wendy B | December 6, 2021, 2:53 pm

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