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John L. Betcher Author of The 19th Element and A Higher Court
Mr. Betcher has published a series of "Beck" suspense/thriller novels.THE 19TH ELEMENT, a James Becker Thriller and THE MISSING ELEMENT, A James Becker Mystery. His latest release is A Higher Court, One Man's Search for the Truth of God's Existence
By: WR Potter
The 19th Element
Al Qaeda plans to attack Minnesota's Prairie River Nuclear Power Plant as a means to return for the down-trodden terrorist organization to international prominence.
Al Qaeda enlists some home-grown anarchists, and a Three Mile Island survivor with a vendetta against the nuclear establishment, to assist in the assault.
James "Beck" Becker is an erstwhile elite U.S. government intelligence operative who has retired to his childhood hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota — just six miles down the Mississippi from the Prairie River facility.
Possessing wisdom born of experience, Beck suspects the terrorists' intentions as soon as the body of a university professor turns up on the Mississippi shore. He recognizes the connections between seemingly unrelated events — the murdered agronomy professor, a missing lab assistant, an international cell call, a stolen fertilizer truck — but can't piece it together in enough detail to convince the government authorities that a larger threat exists.
Only his American Indian friend, "Bull" is willing to help Beck defeat the nuclear assault. So it's Beck and Bull versus international terror.
May the better men win.
A Higher Court
My name is William Kensey. I have a wife and two great kids. Until very recently, I was a well-respected and financially successful trial attorney.
I was also a man who was comfortable with his religion. I preferred it served at arm's length from the pulpit on Sunday morning. And would rather not discuss it the rest of the week.
The circumstances that led me to write A HIGHER COURT changed all that. The entire experience was both bizarre and unavoidable. You see, I was summoned to serve as a juror in an improbable trial -- a trial to determine whether God exists.
You think that sounds ludicrous. I did, too . . . until the trial began.
Witnesses buried me under mountains of scientific evidence. My own eyes forced me to confront the reality of extreme human suffering.
God seemed less and less relevant -- even absent -- as the trial progressed
At the close of the trial, I had to render my verdict -- "God" or "No God." Affirm a new and deeper faith in a Creator, or confess the triumph of science.
A HIGHER COURT is the story of how I discovered the ultimate truth. I invite you to join me in this revelation. You won't be sorry.
John L. Betcher holds a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. He has also been a long-time supporter and coach of youth volleyball there. Mr. Betcher has published three feature articles in COACHING VOLLEYBALL, the Journal of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. His most recent article was the cover story for the April/May, 2009 Issue.
All Mr. Betcher’s books are available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/
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