Jeffery M. Shapiro - Author

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For those of you who have not read the first book in this series entitled, Perspectives you should skip this introduction and go directly to the first chapter. It is okay to read the second volume, Perditions without having read Perspectives because I explain the past events within the story line; I just don’t explain them in this introduction.

As I sat down to write the sequel to Perspectives, I had to answer two questions. First, what would the emotional damage of having a terrorist for a wife and mother be on her husband and her seven-year-old daughter? History teaches us, that no one, however justified, can truly understand the full effect of their actions on the people whom they love. An action such as a terrorist event that kills over a thousand innocent people affect's generations. Just imagine if the person responsible was your wife or your mother.

Secondly, I had to decide who would be my hero for the remaining books in this series. From the beginning of Perspectives, I always wanted it to be Carly, who to me represents the perfect underdog. However, I didn’t quite know how I could turn a traumatized seven-year-old into a super agent. So, in Perditions, I had to begin by explaining just how far Carly had fallen during the following 12 years and begin the journey of rescuing her from the dark emotional pit that her mother threw her. The goal was to develop her into someone with a unique type of genius, who could offer this gift to the intelligence community. I apologize in advance for the graphic detail I have written to describe the depth and nastiness of her pit, but knowing other children who had experienced trauma and dealt with it through drugs and alcohol, I believe my descriptions to be fairly realistic. The path back to life is not without adventure and is full of confrontation with all the dealers, perverts, criminals and demons whom she has let into her life.

Like Perspectives, Perditions is fast-moving and full of facts about the Intelligence community that you have probably never heard or read. Remember, it is fiction and I do have a tendency to let my imagination get the better of me. However, nearly all the training techniques, weaponry and scientific information are well researched, even though some of the devices haven’t been invented yet. Once you begin, hang on, because you are in for the ride of your life. I hope you enjoy ...

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