A Cause to Kill For

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A CAUSE TO KILL FOR
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Eric Jackson
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When the United States discovers oil deposits off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, the U.S. President and Congress move to grant statehood to the island, a U.S. possession since 1898. During a plebiscite to choose between statehood, free association or independence, leftist terrorists kidnap the First Lady of Puerto Rico to force Puerto Rico

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Overview

A CAUSE TO KILL FOR
a novel by
Eric Jackson
SYNOPSIS:

When the United States discovers oil deposits off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, the U.S. President and Congress move to grant statehood to the island, a U.S. possession since 1898. During a plebiscite to choose between statehood, free association or independence, leftist terrorists kidnap the First Lady of Puerto Rico to force Puerto Rico

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  • ISBN-13: 9781413459142
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Hoja de Critica del/a Juez/a--Writer’s Digest 17ma Entreg

    Hoja de Critica del/a Juez/a--Writer’s Digest 17ma Entrega Anual de Premios de Libros Auto-Publicados—Género de Ficción

    A Cause to Kill For by Eric Jackson
    Thriller / Ficción Comercial / 402paginas / Xlibris Corp. 2004

    Hoja de Critica del/a Juez/a--Principio

    Writer’s Digest 17ma Entrega Anual de Premios de Libros Auto-Publicados—Género de Ficción

    Hoja de Critica del Juez/a

    Critica del Juez/a:

    Escala de 1 a 5 – 1 significa “pobre” y 5 significa “excelente”:

    Trama: 4

    Desarrollo de Personajes: 4

    Diseño de Portada: 4

    Gramática: 3.5

    ¿Qué te gusto más de este libro?

    La complejidad de los asuntos planteados en este libro es una de las cosas más atractivas del mismo. No hay temas o posiciones tajantes que el/la lector/a tome. La política en el libro es complicada y cada facción es potencialmente simpática. Las finas líneas entre los actores políticos radicales y moderados son placenteramente difíciles de discernir. La sub-trama con John Walker es linda sin ser una distracción—la novela probablemente podría tolerar más interludios como ese sin interrumpir el curso de la acción constante. En general, sin embargo, el ritmo de la novela está bien manejado. En particular, los tres años que transcurren entre la apertura y la elección en la historia parecen realistas.

    ¿Cómo puede el autor mejorar este libro?

    Un par de errores aquí y allá—ortográficos o gramaticales. Mientras la mayoría de los actores políticos en la novela son de carácter extremo y exagerado, el presidente americano lo es especialmente. No está claro si se supone que él sea una caricatura de un individuo en particular; se presenta incompetente e irritante. Las preocupaciones de Luna sobre el lugar de la mujer en el nuevo régimen son interesantes—especialmente para cualquiera que esté familiarizado o familiarizada con el marxismo en general—y podría sostener mas examen. Ella parece odiar a la esposa de Cruz, pero si las dos están destinadas a ser rivales o paralelas una a la otra, no se presenta así completamente. La familia extendida del presidente se coloca en el primer capítulo a jugar algún papel en la novela, pero nunca parecen hacerlo. Incluso si solo aparecen al final, cuando vemos al presidente una vez más, se crearía un sentido de simetría.

    Hoja de Critica del/a Juez/a—Final

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--Writer’s Digest 17th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards—Genre Fiction

    A Cause to Kill For by Eric Jackson
    Thriller/Commercial Fiction/402pages/Xlibris Corp. 2004

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--Beginning

    Writer’s Digest 17th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards—Genre Fiction
    Judge’s Commentary Sheet

    Judge’s Commentary:

    Scale 1 to 5: 1 meaning “poor” and 5 meaning “excellent”:

    Plot: 4

    Character Development: 4

    Cover Design: 4

    Grammar: 3.5

    What did you like best about this book?

    The complexity of the issues raised by this book are one of the most appealing things about it. There are no cut and dry sides for the reader to take; the politics are complicated and every faction is potentially sympathetic. The fine lines between radical and moderate political parties are pleasantly difficult to discern. The minor sub-plot with John Walker is cute without being distracting—the novel could probably tolerate a few more interludes like that to break up the non-stop action. By and large, though, the pacing in the novel is handled well. In particular, the 3 years that pass between the opening and the actual election seems realistic.

    How can the author improve this book?

    Couple of typos here and there—misspellings or grammatical errors. While most of the political figures in the novel are over the top, the American President is especially so. It is unclear if he is supposed to be a satire of a particular individual; he comes across as incompetent and irritating. Luna’s concerns about a woman’s place in the new regime are interesting—particularly to anyone who is familiar with Marxism in general—and could bear more examination. She seems to hate Cruz’s wife, but if the two are intended to act as foils to one another, it doesn’t quite come across. The President’s extended family is set-up by the opening chapter to play some sort of role in the novel, but they never quite do. Even if they only appear at the end, when we see the President again, it would create a sense of symmetry.

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--End

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--Beginning Writer’s Digest

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--Beginning

    Writer’s Digest 17th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards—Genre Fiction
    Judge’s Commentary Sheet

    Judge’s Commentary:

    Scale 1 to 5: 1 meaning “poor” and 5 meaning “excellent”:

    Plot: 4

    Character Development: 4

    Cover Design: 4

    Grammar: 3.5

    What did you like best about this book?

    The complexity of the issues raised by this book are one of the most appealing things about it. There are no cut and dry sides for the reader to take; the politics are complicated and every faction is potentially sympathetic. The fine lines between radical and moderate political parties are pleasantly difficult to discern. The minor sub-plot with John Walker is cute without being distracting—the novel could probably tolerate a few more interludes like that to break up the non-stop action. By and large, though, the pacing in the novel is handled well. In particular, the 3 years that pass between the opening and the actual election seems realistic.

    How can the author improve this book?

    Couple of typos here and there—misspellings or grammatical errors. While most of the political figures in the novel are over the top, the American President is especially so. It is unclear if he is supposed to be a satire of a particular individual; he comes across as incompetent and irritating. Luna’s concerns about a woman’s place in the new regime are interesting—particularly to anyone who is familiar with Marxism in general—and could bear more examination. She seems to hate Cruz’s wife, but if the two are intended to act as foils to one another, it doesn’t quite come across. The President’s extended family is set-up by the opening chapter to play some sort of role in the novel, but they never quite do. Even if they only appear at the end, when we see the President again, it would create a sense of symmetry.

    Judge’s Commentary Sheet--End

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    Cause to Kill For

    The discovery of oil gimmick, in Puerto Rico, is a great angle for postulating Chomsky's theories on US as Empire Builder. Great readable book! Good suspense. Clear idea of Puerto Rico /US relations.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2004

    Cause to Kill For

    This is a great and very suspense filled book on Puerto Rican politics.The narrative is good and action flows as well as an extremely insightful development of PR relations vis a vis US. Good characters.

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