When 10-year-old Ethan’s Blaine’s parents decide to have another baby, it’s the happiest day of their lives. But the sudden, unexplained death of the baby plunges their world into tragedy. And things get worse when Ethan’s mother is accused of murder by an over-zealous doctor. With the help of his new book-wise friend Lexie Thatcher (a judge’s daughter) Ethan does the only thing that any internet-savvy kid can do – he turns detective!
By using the Internet and hacking into various computer networks, Ethan discovers a web of lies and corruption involving a devious doctor and a crooked social worker. But it turns personal when he finds out that his parents may be involved in a baby-selling racket.
And with his mother’s case now being heard by the jury, the intrepid Ethan realizes that he cannot solve the case from the comfort of his room and the safety of his computer. He most go out into the world to find the answers – even if it means risking his life …
We’ve seen it all before: the brainless little savage who lives by the law of the jungle, the street-talk (woh-ever), the swaggering bullying attitude, the animal territorialism, the violence… and an innocent person ends up dead. But this time the savage was a girl.
That’s how the innocent Julie Sheriff was murdered by the savage Rebecca Douglas. In a parallel to the murder of Damilola Taylor case, Julie’s family had come to England, full of hope and enthusiasm only to see their loved one viciously murdered by our home-grown the scum of the earth.
The trouble is that the people who commit these crimes get off with very light sentences. In this case, for example, although she has been sentenced to detention at “her majesty’s pleasure”, the recommended tariff for the little savage is only ten years!
No wonder one case is followed by another… and another…
PC Simon Harwood is a thuggish police officer who assaulted Ian Tomlinson, thereby causing Tomlinson’s death. He was acquitted of manslaughter by a majority jury verdict in a shameful miscarriage of justice.
Furthermore Harwood perjured himself when he dishonestly testified that Tomlinson had encroached upon a police line and committed a breach of the peace. Harwood also perjured himself at his trial when he testified falsely that Tomlinson had been obstructive.
Having said all this, it must be added that other police officers contributed significantly to Tomlinson’s death by preventing third-year medical student Lucy Apps from giving him first aid. The police who did that had no lawful grounds to do so. The police officer who did that denied Tomlinson timely first aid was therefore also guilty of manslaughter.
If any of the police officers described in this article feel aggrieved, let them sue me.
The launching of Mercy in America has been a huge success with some 20,000 copies downloaded in six weeks.
It’s also been getting some good reviews – along with some bad ones. One person gave it one star whilst admitting that he hadn’t read it. Another gave it a five star review before she had finished it. But that is different. She at least was in the process of reading it. The other one was antagonized by the fact that he thought the preceding seven reviews were fake. One wonders what he made of the five five-star reviews that followed in short order, several from verified purchases?
But that’s a burden we writer’s have to bear.
Anyway, it seems to have made a bit of an impact and quite a few readers have bought the second Alex Sedaka book No Way Out.
Now I’m hard at work on the third in the series.
The Kindle edition of Mercy is now available in the USA. And for two days – Wednesday 29th February and Thursday the 1st of March – it is available absolutely FREE!!!!
So click on the link and get it while you can and review it and tell all your friends what you think about it!
Oh, and while you’re here, let me know which of these two covers is better.