The Usurper by Cliff Ball

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Militia Recruit
Joined: 11 Aug 2010, 13:21

11 Aug 2010, 13:31 #1

Hi all,
I'm a Conservative and I wrote a political thriller/historical fiction novel that explore various conspiracy theories, in a fictional way, involving communists, the Soviet Union, and a fictional present-day US President.  I know it ticks off some people on the left, because I found the theme of my novel being ripped apart by a bunch of liberals somewhere in the vast internet wasteland, and they hadn't even read it yet. Don't know if I can post this here, but, I thought I'd give it a shot.
Summary of the novel:
Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, and everything
it has ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from
within, allying himself with America's enemies, and one very powerful
and malevolent billionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the
highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and
puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. He stops at
nothing to rid the USA of his political and spiritual enemies, until a
small group decide they've had enough, and they want to stop him. Will
they succeed or will the United States be relegated to the dustbin of
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (July 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1453702725 ISBN-13: 978-1453702727
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Last edited by cliffball on 18 Apr 2012, 17:28, edited 3 times in total.
Author of nine novels and four short stories


Dalek Magi
Revolutionary Legend
Joined: 05 Nov 2003, 21:16

27 Oct 2010, 11:10 #2

It sounds like a frighteningly realistic premise. There are any number of parallels to what is happening in today's America, as the commies continue to work toward our destruction.
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Militia Recruit
Joined: 11 Aug 2010, 13:21

18 Nov 2010, 22:48 #3

Some reviews for it:
From Manic Readers:
The usurper, Gary Jackson, is a hateful soul. His entire life was
planned by the Soviet Union before he was even conceived by a volunteer
KGB agent. Gary was raised to hate the USA and all of its citizens and
ultimately be the man of the countries undoing.
In The Usurper,
we follow Gary’s mother for a short time but the star in the novel is
undeniably Gary. He is trained and educated with the sole purpose of
ending the USA during his middle aged years. The Usurper is
filled to the brim with conspiracies and some elaborated history
lessons. This is a terrific thriller but I would advise the reader to
be open minded when reading due to Gary’s and the Soviet’s
cold-heartedness. It would be relatively easy for a conspiracy theorist
to become enthralled with this novel and the intricacies of Gary’s
life. I did notice there are some points in the novel when the
storytelling is very brief and dry, which I am not a huge fan of.
However, there are many more other parts of this novel that are
gripping and make up for that dry style of writing. Overall, The Usurper is an attention-grabbing story and an eye opener on many levels. Although The Usurper
is a work of fiction, many instances could be comparable to some
going-ons in our world today. Ball indeed did a terrific job with his
JC Phelps, author of Alex Stanton Chronicles October 2010
just finished reading The Usurper and enjoyed the book. I love the
concept of this book and the ending caught me totally off guard. The
Usurper is a quick read. There are many correlations with the real
world that most of us can relate to. If only they had turned out
differently. The book smacks of conspiracy theories. Who knows, this
book could possibly be one of those that, in a few years, will make us
wonder, "How did the author get so close to the truth?"

Heather's review. She won a copy of the paperback through a promotion.
March 2011
is the first Cliff Ball book I've read...and I'd have to say that if
he writes another political thriller ... I'm in! "The Usurper" is a
fast-paced fictional story that has non-fictional elements in it of
events that really happened. Cliff makes you think 'could this really
happen?' He makes it all seem possible...which is a scary thought! This
book had lots of twists and turns that kept the reader on the edge of
her seat throughout the book. I gave this book to my dad to read since
he likes the same kind of books that I do. I'm sure he'll have a good
review as well. Thank you Cliff for writing this book!

Brian Knapp's review:
December 2010
Cliff weaves
an interesting story with enough connections to real happenings in the
world today that this book seems to be non-fiction. Just when you think
you know where the story line is going Cliff changes up on you. While
some things are predictable others are not, which adds to the enjoyment
of the book.  Some events catch you totally off guard. While it may
seem to start slow stick with it, you will not be disappointed. 

Allen Madding
KGB plots the demise of the United States with various schemes of
planned childbirths, planting operatives as college presidents,
professors, newspaper editors, and politicians. Some are willing
participants while some are blackmailed.

The author ties real
events in America's history into this fictional tale to make the reader
feel a connection to the story. Conspiracies run rampant through the
story line. Every terrorist action has an underlying purpose tied to
the KGB's ultimate goal.

The story is believable and kept my attention from start to finish.
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Author of nine novels and four short stories