Item description for Jackson Choice by Gerard F. Murrin...
Dynamic New Novel Explores Land-Use Crisis
This spellbinding tale, filled with engaging characters, heroes and villains alike, confronts the land-use crisis in America. With chilling affect, this story foreshadows the look and feel of the mid-21st-century given the continued loss of land to commercial and residential development.
In Murrin's fictional America, the federal government enacts radical legislation in an attempt to control land-use practices, resulting in a political landscape that is unrecognizable. Local power brokers quickly learn to manipulate the new system, outlawing dissension groups while continuing to devour open space at an alarming rate. However, despite being driven underground, the tiny Land Preservation Society (LPS) remains determined to save as many acres as they can.
Aided by the courageous and beautiful Tamara Hopkins, Professor Tom Sanders picks up the torch for Andy Cemanski, the aging warrior who has fueled the preservation fight for decades. Alas, the local political kingpin's evil empire is more powerful than even their worst nightmare, and the group becomes embroiled in a lethal game of cat and mouse. As Tom Sanders struggles to keep the LPS together, he pins his last hope on holding the line at Meador Farms, which is rumored to be an ancient Native American burial ground, making it a possible deterrence to development. Tom is in for the race of his life, as he desperately tries to save his beloved property before the LPS is completely destroyed and the entire county is paved over.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2005
Publisher Robert D. Reed Publishers
ISBN 1931741484 ISBN13 9781931741484
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More About Gerard F. Murrin
Gerard ("Jerry") Murrin graduated from the University of Illinois in 1982 with a degree in accounting. He has worked in public accounting and financial management, and is currently the Controller for a closely-held business headquartered near Chicago. He was inspired to write "Jackson Choice" by a comment made by his young daughter.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jackson Choice?
Novel Concerning Life Decisions Dec 24, 2006
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (12/06)
"Jackson Choice" is a novel concerning life's decisions. Casey Borlen makes decisions based on outside events and on turmoil from within. When Casey Borlen moves to a small town called Jackson to open a restaurant he faces challenges and struggles that he didn't expect. He struggles to run a restaurant and direct the employees and to deal with personal changes in his life.
Casey likes waking up next to Sarah. He can't help but think how beautiful she is. Sarah is a bright spot in his life and with her around life is easier.
Employees are not always easy to motivate. Eddie didn't like having a new boss. He liked the way the former owner ran the business. "Casey resorted to telling Eddie to "Just do it!" Eventually the two came to an understanding and began to work together.
Life seemed good, Sarah was there for him, and the restaurant was going well and then came the River Club. Things got bad after that. River Club was a golf resort. The resort has an expensive restaurant that threatens Casey's business. Soon Casey is caught up in the drinking, gambling and lifestyle that the new club promotes. The price Casey pays is high.
Having been a former business owner I can relate to the stress Casey is under. Every new business that comes to town will be checked out by the locals and will take a slice out of your business. The stress affects all parts of your life from financial, mental, physical, emotional and home life. Casey handles the situation different than most. Most owners would not make friends with their competition, nor would they begin to patronize that establishment.
"Jackson Choice" by Gerard Murrin is a good read. The characters are realistic, especially Casey and Sarah. The plot flows along smoothly taking you places you don't expect to go. Gerard is a talented writer. The cover is interesting and hints that Casey is looking back, pondering his past decisions. I recommend this book to those that enjoy good fiction.
A compelling tale of hard decisions and cold consequences Aug 14, 2005
Jackson Choice is a human issues novel of crisis, challenge, and temptation. A small-town restaurant manager find love in his marriage, but not contentment, when an upscale golf club competes with his business and draws him into its allure of excessive drinking, gambling and debauchery. With his marriage and his future precariously on the line, he must choose which lifestyle he will follow, but tragedy inevitably strikes one of his employees drawn too deep into the club's allure, suffering a nervous breakdown due to gambling problems and internal demons. Meanwhile the FBI converges upon the River Club like an ominous vulture, running a investigation that will unearth shocking truths. A compelling tale of hard decisions and cold consequences.