Book Review-Once Upon a Nightmare-Nat Goodale | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Once Upon a Nightmare-Nat Goodale

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


When your home life is a mess, you have lost your purpose in life and nothing is working out the way it should it is easy for a smooth talking operator to convince you to do what under normal circumstances you would never think of doing. This is what happened to Jesse, an independently wealthy guy who loved flying planes. Luckily he was on a flight where the pilot and co-pilot didn't know what to do--Jesse talked them through it and they landed safely. But someone was observing this interaction very carefully!

Santee, a well dressed man approached Jesse and thanked him for saving their lives. He asked if Jesse would take him in (Jesse's) plane on a tour of the coast of Maine for an exorbitant amount of money. The day turned into a week and then Santee asked if Jesse would like a job in his organization. Because he was bored Jesse ultimately agreed and that is where the action begins!!! Jesse figures out what kind of an organization Santee really runs and it takes all his ingenuity to try to get home again--will he make it?

This book kept me going, I did enjoy it. Some of the political connotations and references I am afraid are very real--I just hope not as much as in this novel!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

DRUGS GUNS BOATS MONEY PLANES
Jesse Langdon III accepts an offer he should refuse. He is lost in a deteriorating marriage and torn by the love for his children. He falls into the depths of the underworld, where unlimited cash brings corruption to the highest levels of government and the courts. It is near impossible to determine who is the assassin, the informant or the federal agent.

Once Upon a Nightmare takes readers on a wild ride into the upper echelons of drug smuggling in South America, Florida and New England. Jesse is consumed by the business of running drugs and sinks deeper into his own inner darkness. He and the drug lord's mistress, Claire, plot their escape. But who is she, really?

Two weeks' notice and a request for severance pay is not a recommended exit strategy from this web of deception and violence.

How would you get out?


Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Four marvelous children - oldest daughter an Olympic Gold Medalist (Beijing) and now the mother of my grandson Avery (www.annagoodale.com), son Abe trekking up from southern Chile (visit www.abegoodale.com), and my sweet and articulate freshwoman and sophomore girls in high school. Married to my childhood sweetheart and my favorite person in the whole world.

Organic sheep farmer before it was chic. Director to the American Sheep Producers Council, representing all the sheep (and shepherds) in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, and ME). Founding member of the Maine Lamb Promotion Board.

Leader of a Libertarian Political Action Committee.

Charter Captain, 42' motor yacht, Soper's Hole, West End, British Virgin Islands. Dropped 700 king crab pots at the end of the Aleutian chain, off the Bessie M, a king crabber out of Homer, Alaska. On board as fifth hand and cook.

Cut 100 spruce trees and built a log cabin without hydraulics.

Aircraft salesman. Private pilot, land and sea (float plane and flying boats), instrument rated. Had privilege of flying in the navigator's nose cone of the Confederate Air Force's B-17 Flying Fortress. College religion major. Lettered in football and baseball in boarding school and college. Played in National Softball Championship, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Age 11 - saved a younger girl from drowning. Head cater chef. Drove from Maine to Fairbanks, Alaska to Oaxaca, Mexico (and back). Hiked the base of the Annapurna mountain range.

#186 in 1972 draft into the military, Vietnam bound. Would have served but wasn't called. Voted for Nixon twice - no regrets. Motored down the Mekong River (post Vietnam).

President and major stockholder, Dark Harbor Boat Yard. Sole importer and dealer for Norwegian PIONER polyethylene boats.

Now riding horses deep into the Andes mountains of Ecuador. Cuenca is one of the settings in THE MAXIMUM MISTAKE, his third book which includes a breathtaking horse chase scene. Book due to be published in 2015.

Author and publisher of the present novel VACTIONLAND, and the soon to be available, ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE.


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38 comments :

sherry keef said...

I am wanting to know now, did Jesse get back home and what did he get mixed up in?

Amanda Love said...

You just left me hanging Michelle, I really wanted to know what's going on. Seems like I'll just have to buy the book to find out for myself. This is the kind of book I love reading.

A TRAVELOGUE by Brock and Tanj said...

What a cliffhanger? This books sounds pretty interesting and will bring this if I am camping. Thanks for sharing.

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband would LOVE this book. He loves all those political references in books.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

This sounds like a great read and I love books that keep you interested and have lots of action. The author's bio sound just as interesting as the book! :)

mykidsguide said...

This sounds like a book my husband would love to read. I will get this for him.

Paul said...

My girlfriend will enjoy this book, she really loves this kind of stories.
Thanks

Sandy Cain said...

Oh....you left me hanging! No I have to read it, LOL! But that first sentence in your review really struck a chord with me - home life a mess, no purpose...I have to see how our hero solves this all~ scain54(at)aol(dot)com

Scott said...

Sounds like a thriller that my wife would read in one sitting! Making note of this title.

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like a great thriller. I would definitely wnat to find out how it ends.

Michelle F>

Mama to 5 said...

Wow this definitely sounds like a cliffhanger! I love reads like this that are so suspenseful!

Crystal said...

I can see how this one would be hard to put down. I'm dying to know what he was asked to do!

I am Harriet said...

Wow- that sounds like an interesting book. The author sounds interesting as well.

Jeannette said...

This sounds like a great book! Now you have left me hanging I will have to check this book out! I am dying to read the rest of the story!

DC said...

I don't know how I'd get out, but I'd certainly like to find out how they do!

Liz Mays said...

This sounds like such an exciting read. It's cool because it reflects some of the things going on in the world right now!

Samantha said...

sounds like a good read, i've not heard of this one before

debdenny said...

This already has my interest. Sounds like my kind of book.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I'm curious to know what trouble he got into. It certainly is an intriguing plot.

john kenneth said...

Good To Know this. Nice read

Amanda McMahon said...

Can I just say he sounds like a really awesome guy - so his book probably is pretty authentic too!

Christina Bhattacharya said...

This sounds like a very interesting read. I will have to check it out.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Like they say, if the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is! This sounds like a thrilling story!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This sounds like a great read! You really captured my attention!

Coach Donna Ward said...

You gave just enough info that I really to want to know what troubles our main character got into - great review -

Kristi C said...

I love to read and this sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

The title alone has me intrigued I will have to check this out

Yellow Tennessee said...

OK, you can't leave with a cliffhanger like this. I need to know what happens.

Great review.

Franc said...

Once upon a nightmare seems like a great book to read. It's something you probably would read in one seating because it keeps you hooked on the story.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

Looks interesting! I so need to catch up on reading, I have so many books to catch up on. Adding this to my list.

Kristen Campbell said...

Sounds good! I have a friend who is a pilot and would especially enjoy this one! Sharing with him!

Heather said...

Nigthmare sounds like horror or suspense series? I love reading books especially romantic but this one looks pretty interesting,. I would love to read it soon.

kristi dominguez said...

This sounds like an exciting read! Great review!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting thriller to read. I love the thrillers like this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

I am going to head over to Amazon to check this out!

Sally Bridges said...

This book sounds really exciting I am gonna get it for my kindle!!

Natalie - From Tourist 2 Local said...

Thanks for the recommendation! It definitely sounds like an interesting book to read and will help you to escape life for a bit!

Fariha N. said...

I don't know how I would get out of this, but I need to read this book. I just have to know what happens next!

 
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