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She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies | [Travis Adams Irish]

She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies

May Ivory can’t understand why her life has been so terrible lately. It seems that fate itself has turned on her.… She would be horrified to know that her problems are man-made, and May is only one of four who are being tormented.... The result of a new gun control study by the CIA. Her three visits per week to the shooting range have put May on an exclusive list of people that are being monitored for gun violence. Unfortunately, the ambitious politician who runs the program cannot afford to wait for her to go insane through natural causes, so he uses CIA agents lurking in the darkness to turn her life upside down.
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Publisher's Summary

Darkness tempts the hands of fate, that for naught- seek their meager ends. Four pawns will play, and be played in an odd twist of destiny. Nature will bend to the will of a mighty priestess… and the hardest of men will be haunted… by the fury of her gaze.

Welcome to the world where She Is Risen; a place that pits power and corruption against bravery and defiance. After witnessing a disturbing crime, a former U.S. Army Colonel decides to rebel against his employer, Henry Edwards North America. What begins as a silent protest eventually escalates into all-out war.

As the colonel engages his former employer, four lives hang in the balance, unwittingly being manipulated from thousands of miles away. None of these people can figure out why the past week of their lives have been filled with horrible, life-altering events. Although they have allies fighting at their behest, these vulnerable Americans soon find themselves facing the inevitability of death. Can the colonel put a stop to this deadly game before it’s too late? Who is this mysterious priestess from Mexico, and why has she abducted the cartel chief’s firstborn son?

She Is Risen is a mixture of powerful dialogue, blistering action sequences, and plot twists that will continually shock the most avid of readers. A thriller that explores the darkest branches of manipulation, and displays the courage to send them crashing to the ground.

©2013, 2014 Travis Adams Irish (P)2014 Travis Adams Irish

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"...a riveting narrative...A scorching tale..." - (Kirkus Reviews)

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    CC 05-09-14
    CC 05-09-14
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    "Story Grew As If A Magic Beanstalk In My Garden"
    Would you listen to She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies again? Why?

    Sure believe me no one is more stunned than me that this is well worth the listen but believe me it is in fact worth the listen. The characters are written so well and so detailed that you really get who they are and what they are prepared to do. In order to move their personal and professional agenda forward.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You will learn to love May who manages to keep it together how I am not sure but she does it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    If you are anything like me I know what you are thinking after reading the blurb. “Her three visits per week to the shooting range have put May on an exclusive list of people that are being monitored for gun violence” The same thing I thought “yeah right.” However, like me you would be totally wrong don’t let the blurb fool you. It is that very wacky theory that turns this from a ho-hum high intrigue, suspense government conspiracy book. This book turns the premise into a fascinating and compelling journey through the reality of government top secret research and covert actions.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    One of my favorite additions to the current glut in technology is the option of audio books. I spend much of my time in retirement doing what I always vowed I would do. Create the perfect whimsical, sprawling flower garden. Well for all of you out there with this goal it is a long, lonely boring task. Hello! It just got made easier with discovery of the audio book.
    I weeded three entire beds I was so into this book I did not want to quit gardening as I have a rule audio books in the garden only.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book and the narrator has a great voice that translates well on tape. It is an art reading a book out loud and this particular narrator does a great job.
    If you are anything like me I know what you are thinking after reading the blurb. “Her three visits per week to the shooting range have put May on an exclusive list of people that are being monitored for gun violence” The same thing I thought “yeah right.” However, like me you would be totally wrong don’t let the blurb fool you. It is that very wacky theory that turns this from a ho-hum high intrigue, suspense government conspiracy book. This book turns the premise into a fascinating and compelling journey through the reality of government top secret research and covert actions.
    I recommend this book highly go on take a walk on the wild side. Get the book and get out in that garden and do something. You might be surprised how much you get done by embracing the ‘audio books allowed only in the garden.’ I’m giving this five stars because it was a wonderful book and the plus my yard looks great.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cat Jones 05-09-14
    Cat Jones 05-09-14
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    "Political thriller with a touch of the paranormal"
    Where does She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The fantastic narration puts this at the top of my list.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure I'd like this at first. I'm all about a good conspiracy theory, but the idea of making someone go insane by sending them to the gun range three times a week was, well, ludicrous. I mean, I go to the range five days a week, and I'm not barking mad yet. However, the story was gripping and the premise of a crooked politician damning the means to justify the ends is absolutely believable. The moral dilemma Devlin faces as he comes to grips with Henri's actions was pretty powerful.

    I really enjoyed the paranormal aspect, which has always been the darling of the tin foil hat crowd. The way it was worked into the story was seamless, and of course if such a thing did exist you know our government would pull out all the stops to 1) put it to use for its own good, and 2) keep the rest of us completely in the dark about it.

    Overall I appreciated this story far more than I imagined, and the wonderful narration made it that much more potent. If you're into conspiracies, government agencies run amok, or the paranormal, you'll love She Is Risen.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Restless 05-13-14
    Restless 05-13-14

    Romon

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    "It's magnificent"
    What made the experience of listening to She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies the most enjoyable?

    The story organization is outstanding. A political conspiracy thriller & a supernatural element blended nicely which inspired me a lot. I couldn't stop listening to it until it finished.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's so engaging, captivating and the plot line is based on the American culture where political issues, thriller, mysteries - all are nicely executed.


    Which character – as performed by Heidi Madagame – was your favorite?

    Mary Ivory, She's awesome...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yeah


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ChianneC93 05-22-14
    ChianneC93 05-22-14
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    "Vivid, Striking, and Peculiar"
    Would you listen to She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies again? Why?

    Definitely. The combination of the author's amazing ability to surprise me at every turn and the narrator's gift at sounding both mysterious and captivating have made this a go-to story for me. I'll be listening again very soon..


    What did you like best about this story?

    My love for conspiracy theories made this story especially enjoyable. It didn't hurt that the author has an amazing talent for creating imagery with great details. The sensational plot line had me enthralled from the first chapter!


    Have you listened to any of Heidi Madagame’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I may do so in the future.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Conspiracy. It's a gun of a glitch.


    Any additional comments?

    This story was amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a killer plot line that will keep you on your toes.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jigster United States 05-16-14
    jigster United States 05-16-14
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    "Thrilling and entertaining listen"
    Where does She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I can would rank this as audio book in the top 2 audio books that I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy listening to stories involving conspiracy theories. The scenes were perfectly described in great detail -- it's like having a motion picture playing in your head.


    What does Heidi Madagame bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice was very easy to listen to and a bit mysterious. She also provided a certain sense of comfort so that you can really relax while listening.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were a few scenes that gave me a deep emotional reaction. It also made me think about issues of gun control.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this audio book to all who enjoy a plot that has several twists and turns.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-11-14
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    "An absorbing plot driven thriller"
    Would you listen to She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies again? Why?

    I definitely plan to listen to it again. The crisp and clean writing style is almost Grisham-esqe as it relentlessly drives the story forward with no waste of words. Coupling that with the skillful blending of a political conspiracy thriller with a supernatural element inspired me to imagine what kind of writing might have emerged if John Grisham had met Robert Ludlum for dinner at Stephen King’s house.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love books that grab me from the very first chapter and refuse to let go. With "She Is Risen", Travis Adams Irish uses one of the hot button political issues of American culture to craft an absorbing, plot driven thriller that smacks you right between the eyes with the force of a juggernaut.


    What does Heidi Madagame bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As a fan of the original print version of this book, I found the audio version to provide an entirely new and exciting experience. Heidi Madagame delivers a virtuoso performance as narrator that is both haunting and captivating.


    Any additional comments?

    This book isn’t for the faint of heart, but its frenetic, edge-of-your-seat pacing provides the perfect fuel to stoke the fire in the bellies of fans of dark thrillers…at least for those who don’t mind an occasional rush of adrenaline.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tebutebu 05-10-14
    Tebutebu 05-10-14
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    "A Brilliant Story; Well written"
    What did you love best about She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies?

    I loved the plot, and the fact that the story was very well written and captivating. There were a lot of twists and turns and plenty of suspense.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot kept me on the edge of my seat because it kept evolving, I did not know what to expect next. I was so intrigued I wanted to fast forward to the end, hear how the story ended and then return to read the rest.


    Have you listened to any of Heidi Madagame’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    If you believe in conspiracy theories, you would love this book as it seems to buttresses the fact that there is nothing that simply happens without the government being involved in some sinister way or the other. Also, if political thrillers are your thing, then you will find this book very interesting. From the beginning of the book, we are thrust into the ongoing conflict between Representative Henry Edward and Ex-military man Colonel Devlin.Representative Henry is running the H.E.N.A program. This program seeks to prevent gun violence and does this through the use of vulnerable people. Its aim is to see what would trip these people up and lead them to becoming violent, using a firearm. Henry makes use of unusual and unethical methods to try and prove his theories and make up impressive numbers for the government. Devlin on the other hand, who happens to be involved with the CIA, does not want to have anything to do with this program because of the nature in which it is run. He decides he no longer wants to be part of the organisation running the programme and opts out. He seeks to expose Henry and finds this very difficult as Henry puts up a stiff opposition to Devlin. The story moves progressively from one scene to the next tying together all the intricate details. I was kept on the edge of my seat not knowing what to expect next. I found the author’s style of writing persuasive and captivating. The suspense was so intense that I was tempted on many occasions to go and listen to the end of the book and then return to listen the rest. I am glad I persevered, as the end was worth waiting for. I look forward to listening to the sequel to this book. I did not necessarily enjoy the paranormal aspect of this story, however I think it gives the book its own unique flavour. The author does a good job of trying to balance the gun control argument by looking at both sides of the argument. This book is brilliant all the way; I really enjoyed it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Reggie 44 05-09-14
    Reggie 44 05-09-14
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    "Conspiracy with a Bit of a Supernatural Twist"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This books is full of twists and turns. The author is very detailed and carefully describes each scene so that you can lay back, close your eyes and imagine each act playing out in your mind's eye.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight scene between Antonio and Enrique (machetes and guns and rifles oh my!). Also the moments of personal reflection by the main character May Ivory.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Conspiracy with a Bit of a Supernatural Twist


    Any additional comments?

    If you like to listen to a book that keeps you wondering what will happen next from moment to moment, you'll enjoy She Is Risen,

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chloe H 05-08-14
    Chloe H 05-08-14
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    "Conspiracy, intrigue, and the supernatural"
    Where does She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank this book in the top 2 of all the audiobooks I've listened to. It was very well narrated and engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    Conspiracy, intrigue, government cover-ups, and the supernatural meet in She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies. An unethical congressman embodies the classic "do the ends justify the means?" storyline, while the reader gets a gripping and convincing glimpse inside the world of politics. Natural and comfortable character dialogue is neatly interspersed between exciting action and sinister behind-the-scenes conversation, building believability.

    If you're the kind of person who likes to think with an open mind and wonders what really goes on behind closed doors in government agencies or how real the presence of the supernatural is in our world, you'll enjoy this suspenseful book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Bailey Ward, Arkansas United States 10-09-14
    Warren Bailey Ward, Arkansas United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "just plain weird"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    some sort of tie in between the supernatural elements and the conspirators. Also, the conspiracy was dealing with a group of seriously paranoid and suspicious characters to begin with. How is it that they never ever got caught? Is that the supernatural element I missed. Also what was wrong with Devlin that he'd be caught in such an easy manner anyway?


    What could Travis Adams Irish have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    stop describing in painful and annoying details the sadistic mind games that the conspiracy engaged in.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrarator did well enough with what she had to work with I suppose. When the characters suck and the story is convoluted you can't expect a world class performance


    What character would you cut from She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies?

    Henri, despite being the driving force of the conspiracy the fact of the matter is that the lawless pack of screwballs he'd assembled would have killed him off early in the book if the ghost woman didn't come for him


    Any additional comments?

    I had to force myself to finish this story and I don't know why I did it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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