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The Day the EPA Went Down

A novel of evil, redemption, and exploding chili

When EPA Branch Chief, Joseph Toler, is faced with massive budget cuts, he asks his employees to devise revenue-enhancing projects. The employees’ brainstorming leads to the most outrageous suggestions in the annals of government, (Or are they?). Their ideas range from comic to diabolically chilling. Meanwhile, the mysterious Hal Noh, a former contractor who lost his contract in a classic catch 22, devises and carries out the most perfect act of revenge that could be inflicted on a bureaucracy. Between these two is Charles Edgerly, emblematic of the consummate bureaucrat. Charles seems forever to shuffle through the halls as he invents acronyms–to him the highest expression of mankind’s use of language.

Toler, caught between the absurdity of the need for revenue enhancement and his desire to make a difference in the world, is redeemed. Hal Noh is vindicated. The bureaucracy personified by Charles Edgerly seems doomed, but flinches and marches on.

 

The Bridge to Reedlick

The Bridge to Reedlick is an intriguing look into the world of dreams in the form of a thriller.  Secret Service Agent Dick Retsel has been having a recurring dream about a mysterious place called Reedlick, a dream that is beginning to interfere with his ability to function as a bodyguard for the President. In the hopes of ridding himself of the dream he seeks the help of the enigmatic Dr. Ernest Relda who has a reputation as an interpreter of dreams. Dr. Relda tells Dick he must physically go into his dream and go to Reedlick in order to solve the mystery. To do that Dick must enter and traverse the perilous dream bridge, where at any moment he could be pulled into a dream he might not be able to escape from.

Dr. Relda, as his guide, accompanies Dick into this bizarre world of dreams.

As the journey continues Dick realizes that there is more to his dream than meets the eye and Dr. Relda is far from the man he seems to be.  

The Bridge to Reedlick is a mix of science fiction, thriller and fantasy that come together in a fast paced novel.