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Book Review-KERRI’S WAR (Volume Three of the King Trilogy)-Stephen Douglass

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


This is the third and final book in the King Trilogy. If at all possible it was better then the first two which I loved. Again the action is non stop and at times heart stopping! The events of 911 figure prominently in this novel. A company, with the exception of 4 people is decimated. Corporate intrigue, all too common in our investment world interspersed with corporate greed and shenanigans will have you thinking twice about putting your hard earned money onto investments. Kelli King, the President of the decimated company wants to help all the families--she has the means and against all odds finally rids her family of the ill gotten gains of Servito, her father's wife's first husband. But against all the odds will Kelli ever find true love and peace in her life? What is the cost of her honesty and integrity? Read this entire trilogy from Book 1 to Book 3 and read this fascinating account of a family over generations.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A romance thriller!

“Couldn't get any better than this!
If you don't read this book, it is your loss. I loved it!”

“I have just completed this third tale of the King Family and the twists and turns they have faced for two generations. These books are rare. While the characters in all three thread together, each book is a totally singular narrative. The plot lines are complex yet the author's strength, and this is a rare talent, is keep you in the loop, even if an event he is referencing happened decades in the past and you haven't read another of the King saga.”

"Kerri's War (The King Trilogy)" by Stephen Douglass is both moving as it is gripping.”

“The book is a great finish to the trilogy, powerful, convincing and inspiring.”

“I read the 3 book King Trilogy in 3 days. It was great, had trouble setting it down to get some sleep, so haven't got alot of sleep in the past 3 days.”

“Of all three, I believe this is my favorite one. Each book stands alone, even though the collection is a trilogy.”

5 STAR REVIEW

I have just completed this third tale of the King Family. These books are rare. While the characters in all three thread together, each book is a totally singular narrative. The plot lines are complex yet the author's strength, and this is a rare talent, is keep you in the loop, even if an event he is referencing happened decades in the past and you haven't read another of the King saga.

All three are well written and keep your attention in every chapter. Douglass has a firm command of the financial and commodities markets, and the legal system. His dialogs are real. He paints great scenes and portrays action well.

If you enjoy a rich read with a genuine sense of the realities the characters inhabit then these three novels will not disappoint.

You are about to read the story of a thirty-three year old woman who chose to go to war with the greed and avarice of big business, the overwhelming power of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and a billion dollar shareholder lawsuit against her. Simultaneously, she chose to fall in love with a man who was engaged to marry another woman.

Kerri King’s dedication and tireless work ethic had taken her to the top. She was the president and CEO of Iacardi & Sons, one of the largest and most successful commodity trading companies in the world. Everything was perfect, until the company was nearly decimated by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Tormented by the loss of all but three of the company’s New York employees, and driven to provide a source of income for the families and loved ones of the Iacardi employees who died on that terrible day, she begins the fight to rebuild the company.

Virtually all of the cards and circumstances are stacked against her. The company is broke. Charles and Mario Iacardi, the company’s founders and financial providers, are dead. Peter Tavaris, Walter Deaks, and Billie Dukes, the three surviving New York employees, are vehemently opposed to Kerri’s continuing leadership. Enerco, a gigantic Houston based energy trading company, conspires to purchase Iacardi & Sons, and employs every dirty trick in the corporate playbook to accomplish that objective. Desperate to salvage value for their Iacardi stock, the shareholders launch a billion dollar lawsuit against Kerri, and vote to have her removed as president. In her quest to provide financial relief to the estates of deceased Iacardi employees, Kerri choses to give away to the Iacardi estates every cent of the fortune accruing from her father’s tainted trust. Her decision triggers disastrous consequences doled out by the Internal Revenue Service.

Kerri’s troubles are not confined to the corporate world. Just when she thinks she has at last found the love of her life, she is horrified to receive an invitation to his wedding in Naples, Florida, on New Years Eve, December 31, 2001. The wedding is like no other she, or any of the invitees, have ever attended.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Born and raised in Canada, Stephen spent the first half of his career working for the two largest oil companies in the world: Exxon and royal Dutch Shell. He spent the second half working for one of the smallest oil companies in the world; his own. Now retired, he spends his summers with his wife, Ann, at their Canadian home near Niagara Falls. He winters at their Florida home in Port St. Lucie. When he is not writing, he is reading, traveling, or playing bad golf. He plans to write until the day he dies, probably longer.

For Stephen, writing was an accident. When his friends in Muskoka and Florida became aware of the story of his incredible life in the Canadian oil business, they encouraged him to commit it to writing. They insisted it was a story that must be told. Reluctantly, he did, and after more than twenty years the story of AN ENDLESS AND CONFLICTED LOVE, A MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE AND NEARLY LOST HIS LIFE DOING IT, and ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST AUDACIOUS THEFTS IN CANADIAN HISTORY, was finally made public. Stephen has entitled the book: The Bridge to Caracas, for reasons that will quickly be obvious to readers. The genre is romance crime fiction, if there is such a genre.

The sequels,The Tainted Trust, (the story of what happened to the $325,000,000 stolen from the Canadian and U.S. governments), the second in The King Trilogy, and Kerri's War, the third volume in The King Trilogy, are now live on Amazon KDP.

Stephen has said, "If readers have half as much fun reading The King Trilogy as I did writing it, they will be enriched."


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31 comments :

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

I just love this! Yippy I can get started with the first and move on to the others. They sound wonderful so I am super excited. Thank you!

Sherri Stotler said...

Hi, this sounds like a series I'd really enjoy, is the romance fairly tasteful though? Recently I've been starting some books only to realize that are a bit too on the racy side for me and I haven't finished them.

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband loves books about corporate stuff like this. I think he needs to read this trilogy!

Scott said...

You said you'd be working through the series, and you did it! Glad it was so good for you!

Lesley said...

This sounds like an excellent book series. The Author seems like someone that I would enjoy the writing style of.

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

I have never heard of this series but I love a good romance thriller and anything I can put on my Kindle so I'm definitely going to check these out!

Patricia said...

This seems like a good story but it hits too close to home for me. I wouldn't be able to read it without getting upset. My husband helped fight the fires and search and rescue after the buildings fell on that dreadful day. Too many bad memories.

Kristen Campbell said...

Kind of sad when a good trilogy comes to an end! Hopefully another series from this writer is in the works!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I love Stephen Douglass! He is such a talented author!

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

I will definitely have to begin this series! It looks like it will be a great read!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds like an exciting series to read. If the action is non-stop, that would be my tyoe of read!

Liz Mays said...

I'll bet this is something my sister would enjoy. It kinda has her name on it!

debdenny said...

Wow, I need to get caught up. Sounds like this one is great.

Theresa Mahoney said...

With glowing reviews like that from other readers, how can one pass up this trilogy!? I am adding it to my list of must reads!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love all the action in this series. It really makes the reader want to read more.

Katherine Bartlett said...

This sounds like an interesting trilogy for any business people!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I love that he went from working for the big oil companies to owning his own. That definitely takes a lot of courage.

Felissa @ Two Little Cavaliers said...

This sounds like an interesting book! With the cold, I have been looking for some new books to snuggle up with. Thanks.

Lena B said...

Looks very interesting. I haven't read the other, but it does sounds intriguing

Kendra Williams said...

These sound like a great romance series! Thanks so much for sharing!

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like a great book. I love that it is referred to as a "romance thriller"

Michelle F.

Lynndee said...

This book sounds really interesting. I like action packed films, and knowing that the action in this book is non-stop, then it is my kind of book to read.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I wonder what would happen if more people went up against greedy companies?!?!

Katrina Gehman said...

this sounds like a really great book. i'm looking for something new to read. will put this on the list to check out for sure.

mail4rosey said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious. It does sound like a great book to buy!

Housewife Eclectic said...

Sounds like another amazing read!!

Steve Douglass said...

Many thanks to Miki's Hope for the wonderful review of Kerri's War. Many thanks also to everyone who posted a comment.

Finally, to answer Sherri's question... the romance is tasteful and the sex is behind closed doors.

Miranda said...

This sounds like an excellent book to read!Thanks so much for sharing!

bookworm said...

Kind of sad when a good trilogy comes to an end! Hopefully another series from this writer is in the works!

Kind said...

Hemm.. Sounds like another amazing read!!

Kindle said...

another amazing read!!
thanks for sharing.

 
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