Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mini Review and Giveaway: An American's Story by Gaston Delesdandroux

Claus Scheyk, Inga’s father, is a chemical and armament peddler who earns close to a billion dollars on Agent Orange and other weapons purchased by the CIA for use in Vietnam. We are head to head in a Cold War with the Soviet Union during the missile crises in October 1962 in Cuba (Operation Blue Moon) ,and heavily involved in a hot war in Vietnam where as early as 1961 American soldiers are being killed.

Inga is a magnificent, extraordinarily intelligent but amoral woman elegant in speech and appearance but deeply psychologically scarred by a government that modified her behavior from birth in a secret “American Village” in the Soviet Union. Gaston’s affair with Inga continues following his discharge from the Navy in 1964. In 1967 he invites Inga to New Orleans for a rendezvous at the request of the CIA and FBI where she is forcefully snatched away without his prior knowledge to unknown locations.

Gaston’s search for Inga spans three years and two continents, ending in a hotel in New Orleans where the CIA once again attempts to hunt her down.

This time Gaston rescues Inga and they lay out a plot for revenge against the rogue CIA agent who caused Inga’s disappearance.



Received from the publicist.

While I did not read this in its entirety (hence the mini-review) due to it being an e-book and my iPod screen being very small, I found it to be at once powerful and, at times, disturbing. It is a very real, messy story with some characters one wishes did not exist in real life. Anyone interested in the military and the Vietnam War era might find it an intriguing read.



About Gaston:

Gaston Delesdandroux is a pseudonym for a well-known author and award-winning investigative journalist whose use of this pseudonym gives the author more freedom in expressing himself with candor and honesty on sensitive personal issues and on matters of national security. The desire to keep a writing career separate from a 'normal life' is a common one. In this instance, it affords the author the opportunity to expose a decade of contentious personal issues without embarrassing innocent family members, former associates or current business or personal relationships.

His book, An American’s Story, has already caught the eyes of movie producers and may be well on its way to Hollywood.

To purchase a copy of the e-book, please visit the publisher's website.



Giveaway!

Gaston has generously offered a copy of his e-book
An American's Story
,
to give away to one lucky reader!

Contest runs from September 3, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST September 10, 2009. Winner will be announced September 11, 2009. Open to everyone with an e-mail address to receive the e-book!

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16 comments:

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What an interesting book!

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