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SUSPENSE : INTRIGUE : PERCEPTION & REALITY AWAIT!
 A Novel in Print and eBook by John D Moulton

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"A masterpiece ... Would make a wonderful movie!"
Martha Stevens-David
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"An impressively written and complex saga ... an absorbingly entertaining read from beginning to end.
Very highly recommended ..."

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"It's a story that tests the judgement of its characters
and will no doubt test the judgement of its readers too."
 JDM

Young Rachael Farrington’s life is suddenly besieged by assassination plots, abductions, and police corruption, as dangerous secrets emerge from her boyfriend’s past.

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Rachael Farrington is sitting on a riverbank when young Jason Beauvale wanders into her life. The two become inseparable, but Rachael’s mother is suspicious of the boy; he’s wealthy and, for reasons of her own, she has no trust for him and his kind.
           
As the couple become closer, Jason shares a secret: Many years earlier he witnessed his father escape, badly injured, under a hail of bullets. He doesn’t know why it happened, or if his father survived, or why his mother then chose a life in hiding, refusing to speak much of him or their past lives again. These are mysteries that haunt the boy and which he aches to resolve.
           
In an ironic twist, as the young couple battle against those determined to end their passionate relationship, they are confronted by the very forces that lurked in Jason’s past.
           
In the turmoil that follows, loved ones soon face abduction, imprisonment and death, as an unscrupulous organization, known as The Syndicate, seeks to fulfill a long-outstanding resolution to which Jason unwittingly becomes the key.

The fight for justice falls to Rachael, but with high-ranking police corruption working to defeat her, how can she alone bring The Syndicate down?

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“Sign!” Branagan shouted impatiently.
            “You’ll rot where you stand before I—” The sound of Jason's motor bike came to her and the shock of it took her face before she could conceal it. The rumble grew louder: Jason and Rachael were making their way up the drive. Rebecca knew they were moments away from certain death.
            She gasped as Branagan twisted her around and forced her left arm high up behind her back—her bad arm. The pain was searing. Before she could recover, he wrapped his other arm around her waist, ramming the gun barrel hard under her rib cage, pointing it directly toward her heart. The coarse growth on his unshaven chin pressed slowly, menacingly, against her ear as he spoke.
            “You’d better do exactly as I say, Becky,” he whispered.
            But Rebecca was not about to obey. She would not allow this low-life filth to blackmail and then slaughter all who were so dear to her. She had told herself many times that she loved them more than life itself—and the truth of that was unfolding now.


WHITE ASHES "SPECIAL"
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The White Ashes 'Special Edition' has an appendix
of five informative articles by the author, discussing
various thoughts interwoven within the work.

Each was created in response to requests from
the media for items in support of the books basic premises.

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LATEST REVIEWS:

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"IMPRESSIVELY WRITTEN ... VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
An impressively written and complex saga, "White Ashes" is an absorbingly entertaining read from beginning to end and showcases author John D. Moulton as an exceptionally gifted novelist. Very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections."

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By Martha Stevens-David

"A MASTERPIECE - WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL MOVIE!"
From the very beginning of Chapter 1, until I read the final sentence in Chapter 49, this amazing story held my interest. In my opinion, "White Ashes" has all the necessary ingredients that make a story great. It has romance, hatred, fear, lust, envy, happiness, distrust, suspicion, hope, etc. This suspense-filled story has all the power to keep the reader engaged until the very end and I, for one, hated to see "White Ashes" end.

For me, the writing in every chapter of this manuscript was "believable and insightful." Having read literally thousands of books since the age of eight, I feel that "White Ashes" is nothing short of a "masterpiece" in that the author, John D. Moulton, really was well-prepared when he sat to write this book. I sincerely feel that this "timely, captivating" love story would make a wonderful movie! Kudos to Mr. Moulton, job well-done!

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By Cozy Mystery Book Reviews.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!AMAZING STORY !!!!
When I was approached to do a review for White Ashes, I had no idea that the book was 726 pages long. My first thought was, "How can someone have that much to write ?" I was also worried that it wouldn't keep my attention. BOY WAS I WRONG !!!! I was completely drawn into the book immediately !!
This is a story about family, love, commitment, secrets, danger, trust, jealousy, friendship, lies, murder, strength and weakness. White Ashes is about 2 mothers who will do anything to protect their children. It is about 2 young lovers who will do anything for each other. It is about a force greater than them all.
As you read White Ashes you will understand why Rebecca has been hiding something from Jason for years. You will feel the love between Jason and Rachael. You may even agree with Helen while she struggles with past demons as she does everything in her power to keep the lovebirds apart. And the sympathy you feel for David will feel so real.
To say White Ashes is a love story does NOT do it justice....to say its a murder/mystery story isn't even close.....to say it is a drama or a suspense don't cut it either. This book is all of the above and so much more.
I would LOVE to say more about White Ashes but to say more would ruin the story for you and I highly recommend you read it. I will tell you this.... You will get lost in it immediately, you may find yourself holding your breath at times as you read, and you will HATE when you reach page 726. When I turned from page 725 to the last page I was completely spent .... and I was left wanting more !!! So I encourage you to get your copy of White Ashes as soon as you can and remember to .... BREATH.....

AMAZON REVIEW (UK)
By Ted P.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!A GREAT NEW AUTHOR HAS ARRIVED
What a book! It has got everything. Suspense, Romance, Tenderness, Mystery, Fear, Hope, Violence, Changes of pace and scene, and above all Tension, making the book almost impossible to put down. John Moulton's first book is on a par with those of the leading authors of today. It is longer than most novels but does not seem so. Buy it, you will not be disappointed (except that you cannot yet buy another by this author!).

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By Denise M.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!CRACKING GOOD READ
White Ashes has everything; mystery, suspense, hope, desperation, love ... and many twists and turns and intrigue. It has all the elements needed in a suspenseful, exciting novel without the need for gratuitous amounts of anything. It is quite a page turner with a good plot which makes it hard to put down once started. From the outset, you feel you know or have an affinity with the characters who are well developed. I highly recommend it.

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By Louise M.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!A TRULY GRIPPING READ
This is the best book I have read in ages. I couldn't put it down. It's a mixture of suspense, romance, mystery and much more. For many parts of the book, I really couldn't tell what was going to happen next. Buy this book, I promise you won't be able to put it down. The only disappointing part about it, is that it comes to and end and you wish there were more pages to read.

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By Joanie.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!GREAT STORY
This story has many elements to it and the author says it best in the author notes at the end of the book, "... speaks of the close relationship between good and evil, love and lust, responsibility and control, perception and reality." ... Beautiful writing too. "The rhythmic rattle and sway of the train held them both like flotsam in a rock pool at the water's edge." "Now she was left in a vacuum, wandering aimlessly within the barren chasm that was her soul." The author's timing and flow of the story was perfect and I liked the way he placed all the parts of the story together like one of those sliding tile puzzles ... And it paid off John Moulton because with each mini puzzle that I was able to read and say "aha!" I was waiting eagerly for the next, and then the next, and in the end I was satisfied.

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By Trish Q.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!A GREAT READ
On picking up 'White Ashes' and looking at the number of pages, I thought it would take me a month to read...Wrong! A few pages in and I was hooked to the point that I have had so many late nights. "I'll just read to the end of this page, oh just another couple, oh just to the end of this chapter. Wow!" It drew me in to the point I felt I was actually among the characters and sharing in all that went on. I was uncertain for sure if one main character was saint or sinner. I liked the added twists and turns too - Just sorry I have finished it!

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By Looking Deeper.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!
INTERWEAVES INTRIGUE, PASSION, SUSPENSE, ROMANCE AND ACTION
A TERRIFIC NOVEL!

I found this to be a compelling story with an artistic blend of romance, suspense, family drama, and gripping action. Various key characters help to build a view of the events, which keeps you guessing as to whose perspective is closest to the truth. The timeline is used cleverly too, allowing you to steadily build a full picture of the plot. Great stuff - I think it's a real page-turner!

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By Kezmole.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!GRIPPING
Great story, keeping you intrigued and gripped throughout, moving through many character perspectives, would make an awesome suspense thriller movie too ... full of emotion. Highly recommended.

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By Dickens.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!GRIPPING NOVEL !!
Fantastic story, gripping and suspense filled. I couldn't put it down. This is worth being picked up by a film producer. It would make a great movie. Would recommend.

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By Rose M. Zuk.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!ONE OF A KIND! BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN!
Wonderful book; a must read. It is a page turner! Truly written from the heart. What a writing talent John Moulton has been blessed with! I am looking forward to reading more of his books in the future. You can't help but to get lost in to the story and how well it is written. You feel you're there lost in the moment. The story comes with time and well thought out. I would suggest strongly a movie to take place. It is that good!

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By Fred.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!SUSPENSEFUL AND INTRIGUING!
It was gripping from beginning to end. one of the best books I have read. Loved the characters. Hard to put the book down for the evening. Looking forward to your next novel. Anyone who loves a great mystery/love story.

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By JK.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!SOMEONE MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF THIS!!
Wow!
John received a double portion of talent. Not only is he a great artist - watercolor, acrylic, oil and pencil - he illustrated the cover for 'White Ashes' - now he has created a masterpiece of a different sort for his portfolio. I’m hoping he’ll add another novel to his collection soon. It starts with us knowing the fate of one of the main characters, but that knowledge doesn’t interfere in any way. The players are lightly sketched then thoroughly fleshed out as the novel progresses. Twists and turns bring into question the true nature of some of the characters; I wasn’t quite sure who to trust. Just as I would get wrapped into a chapter it would end, the story would head off in a different direction to leave me wanting more. How was this going to all tie together? Suspenseful and intriguing, fun, romantic and well written. Good triumphs over evil. Hooray!!!!

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By 'Amazon Customer'.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!AN EJOYABLE READ
Strangers on a train, a girl in distress, I was hooked after the first few pages! When I was first given this novel I was initially overwhelmed by the page length, but quickly discovered that I did not want it to end and spent many late nights reading. I enjoyed the development of the characters always rooting for Rachel and Jason despite the angst of Rachel's mom. I was absorbed by the story line and felt that White Ashes has something for readers of all type. This novel did not seem like it was a first for John Moulton and I would welcome another novel from this talented author!

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By Pam Alston.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!ENJOYED THIS BOOK IMMENSELY
Enjoyed this book immensely, its been a long time since i read a book that i couldn't put down, it had everything, suspense, romance, complex characters, it's a long book, over 700 pages and it kept my interest the whole way through... the author did a great job in putting it all together.....

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By 'Amazon Customer'.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!ENGROSSING
Very exciting reading. Great story.

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By 'Marie'.
Amazon White Ashes 5-Star Rating!MOST ENJOYABLE
Throughly enjoyed this book. Once into the story it was a "can't put it down" book. Well worth a read.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John’s career involved a great deal of writing—mostly studious business reviews and creative marketing plans, but his observations of life and keen imagination also inspires writing of a more adventurous kind. Born and raised in Manchester, England, John has now ‘retired’ to write and paint in North Dallas, Texas.

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