One Small Victory

One Small Victory

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by Maryann Miller
     
 

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Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a mom. But don't discount what a mom can do when the safety of her children is at stake.

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Overview

Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a mom. But don't discount what a mom can do when the safety of her children is at stake.

ADVANCE PRAISE

"With heart and soul and plenty of suspense, One Small Victory careens toward an outcome that could end in disaster- but could also be one small victory." Margaret Marr

"One Small Victory is great Romantic Suspense and a read you won't want to miss." Victoria Kennedy, Midwest Book Reviews

"One Small Victory is not for the faint of heart, but it is an excellent, well-crafted novel. The tension is all pervasive, and heat, rage, sorrow, despair, and all-enveloping terror fill every page." Carolyn Crisher

"One Small Victory is an amazing, heart pounding, emotional tale about one mother's love of her children, and the steps she takes to protect them from harm." Jennifer Lawrence for Amazon.com **** FOUR STARS

"A compelling read of a grieving mother's crusade to rid the streets of her home town of drugs, and those who lure our children into addiction." Laura Castoro, author of Icing on the Cake & Love on the Line

"One Small Victory is one huge win for author Maryann Miller and her readers " Paula Stallings Yost, Editor/Author.

"One Small Victory is a riveting journey through fear, love, and a woman's determination to make things better." Slim Randles, author.

Visit the author at her Website: www.maryannwrites.com

Editorial Reviews

Dear Author.com - B. Jayne
I hope that the seriousness of the subject and the focus on Jenny’s activities instead of on a romance don’t deter people from giving this one a try. It’s well written, emotionally intense and hopefully will find a wide audience.
Midwest Book Reviews - Victoria Kennedy
“One Small Victory is great Romantic Suspense and a read you won't want to miss.”
Romance Reviews Today - Carolyn Chriser
“One Small Victory is not for the faint of heart, but it is an excellent, well-crafted novel. The tension is all pervasive, and heat, rage, sorrow, despair, and all-enveloping terror fill every page.”
Goodreads.com - V. Lynch
This is a heartbreaking story about one Mothers struggle to pick up the pieces of
her life after her son is killed. She in an incredible woman who fights to prevent
other senseless teen deaths. However, in trying to save the "world" she starts to lose her other children. This story feels honest and real. I enjoyed it while it also scared me as I am a mother of 2. I highly recommend this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594146992
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/18/2008
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.71(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Maryann Miller is an award-winning author and journalist who has amassed credits for feature articles and short fiction in numerous national and regional publications. She has published sixteen books in fiction and non-fiction, and has also written several screenplays and stage plays. When not writing, she enjoys live theatre as a director and actress. She lives on some acreage in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her husband, one horse, two goats, two dogs, four cats and whatever wild creature wanders through the property.

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One Small Victory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
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