Book Review-The Garbage Sifter-Barry Jones | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Garbage Sifter-Barry Jones

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I honestly had no idea what this book was going to be about by just reading the title. Little did I know it was going to be a fast paced international espionage novel that would hold my attention from beginning to end. Expect "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" scenarios as two countries try to shut down murderous drug cartels and a drug trade that is ultimately ruining both countries. Of course, politics being what it is--at first these two countries were at odds with each other and trying to out smart each other. I definitely give this book a 5 star rating and hope to be reading more of Barry Jones novels! Maybe there will be a sequel to this one--the way it ended there just might be.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

This fast-paced thriller ensnares intelligence agents, drug cartel overlords and politicians in a twisted web of deceit and deception.

Camila Sanchez, an Argentinian garbage sifter, finds a partially shredded confidential CIA document among her overnight collection of refuse. This document describes a program to hack into the Argentine Intelligence agencies’ databases, including e-mails, and to glean details of their relationship with the powerful Mexican Gulf cartel.

Camila considers this find as treasure and sells the information to the Argentine Intelligence Secretariat. Armed with this knowledge, the Argentines begin to feed misinformation to the CIA. Crusading anti-drug activists are falsely portrayed as being secretly in the pay of the cartel leading to numerous arrest warrants. Information and misinformation flows freely on the corrupted e-mail system but one Gulf Cartel directive surprises both the Argentine and the Americans—ACTIVATE ROSARIO 5.

Rosario 5 proves to be a highly effective sex stimulant that threatens to overwhelm the youth of America and Argentina. “Paradise Parties” mimicking the San Francisco sexual orgies of the past, become commonplace and pervasive. Both societies are deeply threatened. A cooperative effort between the two countries to eradicate the curse ensues.


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About the Author: (from Amazon)

(Photo from Author's website)

Barry Jones is a retired scientist who has turned his focus toward storytelling. He belongs to the Explorastory group in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and has told his stories at numerous public venues, including the Tennessee State Museum, Historic Rock Castle, Middle Tennessee libraries, and at Hope Lodge, a Nashville hostel for cancer patients and their families. The Garbage Sifter is his fourth book.

Among Jones’s credentials are his being named Industrial Scientist of the Year for 1998 by the Tennessee Academy of Science, a United States Soccer Federation “A” license, and a 2003 induction into the Tennessee State Soccer Hall of Fame for his professional coaching efforts at the adult and youth levels.

Jones is married with two grown sons and lives with his wife in Hendersonville. They are avid travelers and enjoy photographing wildlife.

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20 comments :

Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats said...

I think a lot of people on my Christmas gift list would like this book! Thanks for the review! :)

Jeff Taylor said...

Wow this looks like an interesting read. I agree, I wouldn't have known what to expect from the title. I'll have to check out the free preview.

Crystal said...

Ooh, this sounds interesting! I don't read a lot of "spy novel" type books, but I might have to pick this up!

Literary Winner said...

The title really does capture my attention! Sounds like a great read for my dad.

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds really interesting. I might get this one for my hubby!

Scott said...

I have come to the conclusion that you are some type of speed-reader. Where do you find the time to read all of these?!?!

Kristen Campbell said...

Ah, interesting! I didn't know there was such a thing as a garbage sifter - great story line!

Sharon Martin said...

It always frightens me when I think what really does go on in the drug trade and gangs and what power they really do have. Sounds like quite a read.

jaime said...

This sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out in the next few weeks - I have two longer breaks coming up at work.

mail4rosey said...

I like a fast-paced novel, esp. one that's gripping. It sounds like a to-do lister!

Maria said...

I really get into this type of spy novels! Sounds like a page turner.

Growing Up Madison said...

This sounds like a real page turner. Miki you've got to stop reviewing books. My kindle is filling up! :)

Liz Mays said...

I suspect if everyone else liked it as well as you did, there will be a follow-up!

Amanda McMahon said...

Clicking, and I think I may download this book. Thanks!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I love books like this. A fast paced international espionage novel sounds like something that I could totally get into.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

The plot of this book sounds really intriguing. It must really be a page turner.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds very interesting with a bunch of twists and turns in the story. I would love to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

Mhhhh interesting storyline.. always find a good read over here.. great review, sounds like an interesting book and will make sure I add it to my MUST read list. thanks for sharing

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

This sounds like it's got a fast moving storyline, which I like. I wish I had more time to read!

Jamie F said...

Wow intense and ingaging! I love books like that!

 
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