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Initial post: 26 Apr 2011 22:42:44 BDT
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S. Phelps says:
It's said the first ten paragraphs of a book can usually give readers an indication of what to expect and demonstrates the authors writing style. What do you think?
Follows is my contribution from `SHOCK WAVES' a very English thriller/adventure with a touch of understated humour.
Out on Kindle at £2.12

It's been a whole month since the court case drew to its conclusion, found guilty I await sentencing; the judge has postponed, ordering a PSI, pre-sentence investigation, which, amongst other things, checks upon my background, reputation and prior criminal record, of which, needless to say, there had been none.
I may have stood close to the edge a number of times but I had yet to step over.
Overnight all that has changed, branded a criminal my passport has been confiscated and I am required to report to the local police station on a regular basis. The culmination of a year of my life wasted.
What was my crime?
Having in my possession top secret documents, preparing to release said documents in the form of a book for financial gain and knowingly and wilfully obstructing the police in the course of their duty.
Greg and I are still numb with shock. So much for investigative journalism, all that work for nothing. Whoever would have thought it would have come to this?
When the first rumblings of dissent had surfaced, I had believed in my ignorance I could move to another country, publish there and be damned. It was as if the judge had read my mind! Seemingly uncannily aware of my idea he went out of his way to make a clear and distinct point that `a country's security is a world-wide issue'. He concluded with a statement that fairly dripped in bile, denigrating the despicable persons who achieve their education, fame and fortune on the back of their country; then callously sell off its secrets to the highest bidder.
"These heinous people should not be allowed to prosper from their selfish acts. They should be hunted down, pursued until they are captured and secured in prison where they rightfully belong."
His final comment was also rather telling. "As we know, there are prisons, and there are prisons"
To be honest I wasn't quite sure what he was implying, but he certainly impressed me, So much so I found myself nodding my head in agreement.
What was I guilty of, I hear you ask. What did I do?

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Thanks for reading ---Stuart
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