When Evil Prospers earns 5-star review and awarded a Silver Medal for excellence in fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.
John Washburn has crafted a truly amazing tale about what could happen if America gives up her role as world superpower. Set shortly after the conclusion of the Second Gulf War, the book finds an America led by a very liberal president, put in office by the backlash generated by her predecessor's Middle East conflict. When terrorists strike in Texas even worse than 9/11, the President takes diplomacy over military action and bows to the UN. The Texas Governor, along with some patriotic Texans, realize that America cannot bow down and must strike back. Tangles with the Cuban military and a standoff at the Mexican border are just two of the results.
The events are fictitious, of course, but Washburn's writing style makes them all too believable. He does an especially good job of expressing the emotional turmoil that his characters are feeling as they make very difficult choices. Further, I enjoyed the way he weaved his personal faith and values into his characters, adding even more depth and realism to them and their struggles.
This book is an outstanding read, and will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone who likes military or political fiction, as well as those who enjoy Christian fiction. It has my highest recommendation, and has earned a five star rating from MWSA
I want to express my sincere appreciation to the staff at MWSA and Rob Ballister for agreeing to review the book of an unknown author from an unknown publisher. I am humbled by their kind words and the award they have given me. I am pleased they liked my book and hope the message gets out to more people. I have received a few emails from people brutally attacking me personally for the book; and the interesting thing is that these people all admit that they didn't even read it! How typical. Here's to open minds, the search for knowledge and truth, and withholding judgment until the facts are known.