Far From The War

Far From The War

by Jeffrey David Payne


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ISBN-13: 9780983732204
Publisher: Roche Harbor Books
Publication date: 08/03/2011
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey David Payne began writing at age seven when his work was selected for the Missouri Young Author's Conference. Since that time he's studied Mathematics at DePaul University, Nuclear Engineering at Naval Nuclear Power School, and co-founded a software company whose technology provides logistics support for some of the hottest entertainment properties in the world. His technical writing has been featured in several prominent journals and his play TRANSITION TEAM was recently selected for the 2007 Kansas City Playwrights Festival. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association and lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Kathryn and newborn son Oliver.

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Far From The War 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
avalonpriestess More than 1 year ago
Product Description Economic ruin and partisan rancor have pushed America to the brink of a new civil war. Esther is caught in the middle, serving as a page in the United States House of Representatives when rogue politicians and military leaders stage a modern day coup d'état. When the coup turns violent, she abandons Washington, D.C. for home. She must learn to survive on her own as transportation and financial networks fail, as the war disrupts food and water supplies. The result is a cautionary tale about political extremism and the true cost of war. MY REVIEW This book should be required reading for all politicians. Civil War in America. People fed up with big government. It's very hard to tell who are the traitors and who are the rebels. My allegiance flipped so many times during the coarse of the novel. The book features a very strong main character. Esther Casey. A 17 years old congressional page (Republican). She has lived her entire life in awe of the governmental process. Upon arrival in Washington DC, she begins to realize all in not as she imagined. Bitter rivalries exist between the parties of government. It's nothing like the debate team back home. Civil War break out and she must find her way back home to Orcas Island, Washington. This book is part one of a trilogy. The first few chapters were somewhat slow as they began by laying the groundwork for the series. The story draws you in. The author has an unbelievable ability to make you 'see' in your minds eye the action occurring in the story. This is easily one of the best books I've read this year. Not too happy that I have to wait until next July for part 2 of the series. Interesting that it comes out shortly before the next Presidential election. Washington DC--stand up and take notice. We are getting sick of your foolishness. I detect a hint of prophecy in this book. In short, an excellent story. Can't wait for part 2! 5/5 stars
Grawolph More than 1 year ago
I read this book with much anticipation and was not disappointed. I have never been much into political intrigue, but this story held my attention until the end. Esther is a remarkable young lady and has a great number of life-changing events happen to her in a small amount of time. I am looking forward to the next installments in this series.
MrsGuppy More than 1 year ago
Politics is not my usual go to subject however I loved this book. It is the perfect mix of politics and life. I couldn't help but admire Esther, the story really makes you think.... What if???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page-turner. Can't wait for Next July when the 2nd installment of this Trilogy comes. Jeffery David Payne obviously did his homework on this one. Could this happen? I hope not, but maybe "Far From The War" will be a clarion bell warning of what could be. I loved it. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago