Essential Liberty [NOOK Book]

Overview

They thought it would never happen here...

Seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, Essential Liberty is an action-filled, thought-provoking work of fiction about governmental overreach and the abuse of power. Through believable characters and words that could have come from our current political debate, ...
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Essential Liberty

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Overview

They thought it would never happen here...

Seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, Essential Liberty is an action-filled, thought-provoking work of fiction about governmental overreach and the abuse of power. Through believable characters and words that could have come from our current political debate, Essential Liberty asks, “What if?”…and then provides the answer.

The United States government has banned and begun confiscating firearms from its citizens.

Insurance executive Don Williams has never owned a gun and is part of the majority of Americans who initially favored “Collection” (the official term for confiscation), yet he’s shocked to see his fellow countrymen being rounded up on the evening news.

Don’s good friend, former Marine Mike Niculescu, owns many firearms and has refused to surrender them. The son of immigrants from Communist Romania reveres them as symbols of liberty.

Bill Payne, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commands an ATF Hazardous Operations Team. These elite new teams are reserved for Collection operations with a high level of risk. Payne wants his unit to be the first to make headlines.

As the story unfolds, Don is forced to make a choice: Will he turn a blind eye to the abuse of power, or will he choose—for the first time in his life—to make a stand on principle that will put everything he cares about at risk?
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Editorial Reviews

http://www.americanhunter.org/blogs/essential-liberty-review/ - Keith Wood
Essential Liberty, by author Rob Olive, tackles our greatest fears: The widespread prohibition and subsequent confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens, and the resulting moral, ethical, and constitutional crises. This isn’t just about guns, it’s about civil liberties, families, friendships, and abuses of power. I highly recommend Essential Liberty; this one is a “must read” for Second Amendment advocates and political fence-sitters alike.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014827973
  • Publisher: Rob Olive
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 178,935
  • File size: 504 KB

Meet the Author

Rob Olive enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps fresh out of high school and served four years. He holds a bachelors degree in history from Oregon State University and has operated an insurance agency for over two decades. He lives in Oregon with his wife and three sons.

Essential Liberty is Rob’s first novel. The concept grew out of his fascination with the one characteristic that differentiates the United States of America from any other country in history—the importance its Founders placed on individual liberty.
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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    A well written, high-action thriller. The story rings very clos

    A well written, high-action thriller. The story rings very close to today's headlines.


    I hope that the author gives us more in the near future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    LOVED this book!! Great read and a Must read soon! Rob Olive doe

    LOVED this book!! Great read and a Must read soon!
    Rob Olive does a wonderful job showing us what a different world would
    be like in this fantastic novel!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Very well written and timely.

    This is a very fast read by a very well qualified writer to write on this topic. It is a fiction novel about the effects of anti-gun legislation. It doesn't matter which side of the fence you're on regarding the Second Amendment or if you are on the fence, it is worth your time to read this book and understand what the issue is. I bought a paperback copy to loan out and a hardback copy for my home library, I also recommended it to our public library system. The author does a good job of character development so you care about the characters and he does a great job with the topic which makes it an interesting and fast read. I couldn't put it down. Buy it, read it, it will make you think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Essential Liberty

    Very good,but very sad and scary too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    excellant read Excellant read

    Shows how important it is to keep watch on all of our elected officials and to pay attention to what they are doing with our votes and money

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