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Posted April 8, 2012
Excellent! That is one small word that hardly describes a novel written with such heart. This is a story of a young mother who is faced with the death of her teenage son. He is not involved with drugs but his friend who was driving was, and this friend survived. The crush of pain left me breathless as I read and tried to imagine how Jenny must feel as she mourns. The description of this period in time was so intense that I had to cry along with her. Yet, Jenny must be strong because her daughter and youngest son need her. As the fog begins to clear she is given the chance to become an informant for the police and help eradicate a major drug ring in her town. These people are selling drugs to the local kids and she has been a witness to these handoffs. But the lies silence and intrigue that is entailed in helping the police turns her son and her best friend away from her. She wonders if it is worth the possibility of losing those most important to her. Is it worth the risk of losing her own life? But with strength and trepidation, Jenny moves forward with her plan. She is a master at changing her identity from doting mother to street walker looking for a fix, but many times she is so close to a degree of danger that no ordinary mother would ever experience. She must go ahead, for her dead son, her remaining two children and for all of the young people in her town.
Maryann Miller is an accomplished writer, weaving her tale of intrigue, romance and determination. She takes her readers on a wild ride of adventure that will not be soon forgotten.
Reviewer: Elaine Fuhr
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Posted December 9, 2008
In Texas teenager Brad Brennan was driving too fast high on drugs when he crashed he killed his passenger Mike Jasik and he was nearly dead in the hospital. Mike¿s single mom flower shop owner Jenny is stunned to learn Brad was deriving high on dope though Mike was clean but dead. --------------------- When her fifteen years old other son Scot informs her that drugs are easy to obtain, she decides to take action. She informs Police Lieutenant Steve Morrity she needs to join the undercover drug task force. His superior Chief Gonzales agrees if she passes the physical test. Steve commiserates with the grieving mom and lies to his superior that she did pass the test. The rules are simple: no one is to know what she is doing including her two surviving children, her best friend or her canine. Her son and her daughter Alicia notice her acting strange and they inform their dad, who threatens a custody suit although he never showed an interest in their kids. Still she needs to bring down the Main Man if she is to sleep at night even though that places her in danger.------------------- ONE SMALL VICTORY is an engrossing suspense thriller with a hint of romance that is intelligently kept very minimal and mostly off page futuristically possible. Obsessed Jenny makes the story line work as she must do what she does in order to stop drug trafficking at least in her small town. Fans will appreciate her courage and fixation while also wanting to scream at her that she has two other kids. Maryann Miller showcases how difficult it is to win the over three decade war on drugs on a macro scale, but individuals can help secure small local victories albeit not necessarily by going undercover.----------------- Harriet Klausner
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Posted September 10, 2011
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