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Publisher's Summary

Civil forfeiture: the government's ability to seize, keep, and sell any property of any person they believe is involved in a crime...even if that person is innocent. All it takes is for an officer of the law to "think" the items were obtained through criminal means. The person is presumed guilty and must prove innocence to get back what was taken and the government doesn't have to provide legal counsel. What if this law is just another way for the US government to supplement their income while destroying every innocent person they deem a threat? What would you do, and how far would you go to protect yourself and your family?

Joshua Anderson is the owner of a small logging business in rural Idaho, with over a million dollars in assets, and when the Forestry Service begins making bogus accusations, Joshua knows that it is only a matter of time before his country takes everything from him, including his life. But the government has no idea that Joshua will never back down setting off the Bonner Incident. It is time to take a stand, and the only question left: whose side are you on?

Thomas Watson finishes the story started with his good friend Michael Rider after he passed from an accident.

©2016 Thomas A Watson (P)2017 Thomas A Watson

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US Vs. Mountain Man

This is the ultimate anti-government, pro constitution, redneck conspiracy novel. It’s entertaining with a a good cast. But it goes overboard on Government violence against its people.

I am naive regarding Government interference and harassment of the logging industry. But when the feds threaten violence on an unarmed logger while he is working for the federal government, I just cannot fathom it. The motivation is to confiscate assets from small and big operators using unconstitutional powers from the executive branch. I don’t doubt the powers exists under the Obama Presidency, nor do I doubt the Government has abused its powers against logging and mining companies. But when a community in Idaho literally goes to war with the US, the story loses its grip on reality.

And despite how inept our media has become, it’s impossible to believe a conflict of this magnitude would not become national news in hours. Yet that is exactly what happens. With no political pressure, the President and Speaker of the House are openly waging war on a US community and the world is oblivious.

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A Refreshing Storyline

I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. Without giving away the story, it was a good vs evil story that was hard to stop! Can't wait for the next book!
Condolences to the friends and families of the original author and a thank you to the one who completed this story!

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  • KS
  • 05-08-18

Really makes you think

I didn’t think I could read a post-apocalyptic book that had a new theme, but I was wrong. Not only is the premise unique, but it is really scary to think about. Other than it freaking me out, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are well described, and I was able to get a good feel for who they are as people. I can’t wait to see what Joshua does and what happens next!

Eric A. Shelman is an excellent narrator. He shows great control over pacing and tone. Dialogue and narration switches are seamless, and I enjoy listening to his voice.

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  • 02-28-18

Hauntingly realistic, and creatively interesting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I have read hundreds of prepper/SHTF books and Watson ranks among the top tier of authors for me. I love his seemless storyflow, realistic dialogue, indepth knowledge, and the lack of that wimpy, can't be a good guy and do bad things mentality. The book FEELS like real people fighting real (if extreme) situations.

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

Yes. Even throughout the opening scenes at the logging site I was intrigued by the immersion into a world I've scarcely learned about before. The characters were likable and relateable enough to draw me into the story with them. Then, the action began to take off and Joshua's kill of be killed mentality keeps you cheering him on as things escalate further.

Which character – as performed by Eric A. Shelman – was your favorite?

Naturally, I loved Joshua; but, Shelman performed all the characters exceedingly well. My favorite performance, however, was Gene and the former UFC fighter, Matt maybe. Their interaction added a strong bit of comedy to the story and reminded me of old friends.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Joshua's friends and family stood behind him and refused to let the tyrannical feds walk all over them, after the feds, themselves, had started the fight.

Any additional comments?

I was told I'd lose sleep over this book, unable to put it down. Absolutely true. Although, I got the audiobook, so, I've been walking around with it for the last 2 days, unable to hit stop.

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More More More!!

Loved it.
Great story
Great narrator

Couldn't turn it off.

Our government is eat too big, and this book sheds light on that fact, woven into a great story

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YES

I have read this story and was so excited to see this in audible and yet nervous. As you all know a narrator can make or break an audible story. Well this one made it amazing. Draws you in and keeps you there amazing. Love the story and listening to book two now.

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Great book

What made the experience of listening to Bonner Incident, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

Full of action, the narration wasn't in a dead-pan voice

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Joshua did the video of the camp explosion and let the government know that messing with his family was a mistake.

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

yes

Any additional comments?

This is a great book whether you listen to it or read it yourself.

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Hits home

Would you listen to Bonner Incident, Volume 1 again? Why?

Yes. Story is great and the narrator brings it to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joshua Anderson. A regular man trying to fight for what he believes in.

Which character – as performed by Eric A. Shelman – was your favorite?

Joshua Anderson. He follows though and makes you believe in the story.

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

This one really hits home when the Government overreaches.

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  • Brent
  • Spokane, WA, United States
  • 08-20-17

Fantastic! Why did I pass this one by for so long?

I am from this area and enjoy knowing about places in the book. Full of action and based on current events. Can't wait till the next book comes out. I would recommend one thing. please ask a local about how to pronounce the place in the book. I love how the Sheriff leads the defense of his community! Great job!

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Great book !!!!!

only on chapter 6 but couldn't wait to give it 5 stars..the first 5 stars ive ever given