Book Excerpt The Kidnapping of Senator Andy Thompson

Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way in a spirited debate on a new health care bill and whether or not to stop President Robinson and Secretary Von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana. A real adventure begins when Senator Thompson is kidnapped and Brian Travors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is suspected of being involved. Senators Hunt Wagner and Darius Clemens head a committee hearing to get to the truth. President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.

Book Excerpt

“Mr. President, my distinguished colleagues, I rise to support this resolution and to put the Senate on record as being opposed to sending our boys to fight in what is mostly a civil war between Botswana and Mozambique. We cannot and we must not repeat Vietnam. We are the most powerful nation in the world but, we cannot send our troops everywhere. We must have a foreign policy, which dictates our national priorities. This Administra-tion needs to form a better strategy for our national foreign policy. I yield the floor.”

Senator Wagner rose to speak. “I ask for the ayes and nays on this resolution.”

Senator Gibson announced. “The clerk will call the roll.”

“Mr. Atkins, Mr. Blakely, Mr. Bauman, Mr. Clemens, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Connors, Mr. Dion, Ms. DuBois, Mr. Evans, Ms. Ferreira, Mr. Gain, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Iannotti,…”

“On this resolution, the vote was eighty-five yes, and fifteen nay, the resolution is agreed to.”

Hunt and Andy were proud of themselves because they had taken a step forward. Now it was up to the president. What would he do? How would he react? No one really knew.

President Kirk Robinson sulked in the chair in the Oval Office. Why was everything going so wrong for him when it had all started out so good? The first few months of his administration he had succeeded in getting three major bills passed through the Congress, one of them being the Budget Act, but somehow everything suddenly went wrong and now he was the bad guy. It seemed to be the doings of two men, Secretary von Schumann, his Secretary of State, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Brian Travors. They were truly bad news.

Why did I ever bother to nominate them? They have been nothing but trouble. He decided to call Senator Bauman because he needed to reach out to the members of the Senate and now was the time.

Author Bio

Celine Rose Mariotti was born in Derby, CT, and is a lifelong resident of Shelton, CT. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she majored in Business Administration with a minor in English. Since a child, Celine Rose always loved to write and when she was a senior in High School she began sending her work to publishers. Her first poem appeared in Night Roses in 1991, and her second poem appeared in Green’s Magazine of Canada in 1991. Since then Celine’s work has appeared in many literary magazines around the USA and even in India, Australia, and Scotland. Early Bird Publications of India published a primary textbook of essays on the presidents. Celine Rose also writes a monthly column for PCM Magazine of India. Some of her stories for children have appeared in Hindu Young World also of India. Other works of Celine Rose can be found in FreeXpressions in Australia, with a lot of her poetry appearing in Bell’s Letters of Poetry of Mississippi and Poetry Explosion Newsletter of PA. You can also find a number of pieces of her work in Storyteller Magazine of AR as well as Lone Star Magazine, Write-on Poetry Magazette of Utah, and Poetespresso in California. Celine’s work has appeared in Poetic Monthly, Pink Chameleon, Coffee Ground Breakfast, Tombigbee Magazine, Atlantean Publishing, Tigershark Publshing, Pablo Lennis, Suzerain Enterprises (“Fighting Chance” and “Love Chance”), and FrostFire Worlds. Her work also appears in The Goose River Press Anthology. Rock Village Publishing of Massachusetts published Celine’s first children’s book, Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You? Magbooks of Hong Kong published her story “Leapy the Frog” as an e-book. Celine self-published her poetry book, Through Celine’s Eyes. Her nonfictionbook is , What Corporate America is Really All About was self-published. Her other books, published by Write Words, Inc., include the young adult title, I Have a Friend on Jupiter. This book is the first in the Adventures on Capitol Hill series, soon to be followed by The Murder of Secretary Judd Kane. Celine also is creative in other ways, expressing herself by playing the guitar and the banjo. She also operates her business, CRM Enterprises from her home. Celine resides with her family in Shelton, CT.

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