Unlimited Slaughter of Americans

by Kerry Deminski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/01/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9780759602601

About the Book

Working as a reporter on a newspaper in Parkerton, Indiana, suited Debra Dunn just fine. Although the man who owned and edited the paper had often advised her to seek out a better-paying job at a paper in a major city, Debra was not going to take Jim Hopkins’s advice. There was no way she would showcase her writing talent in some distant city and leave her father, Bill Overfield, a widower, to fend for himself. But when Jim sold his newspaper and retired, Debra became a syndicated columnist and was able to continue to live at home with Bill.

As Debra’s column grew in popularity, so did her frustration over the senseless deaths brought about by the illegal use of firearms in the country. After a gunman murdered seven people in a Chicago supermarket, Debra targeted the owner of the company that had manufactured the semi-automatic pistol used in the massacre. Ryan Cordell felt he was being unfairly singled out since he was a legitimate firearms producer. He went so far as to invite Debra to his factory in his hometown of Thomasville, Illinois. But the reporter’s meetings with Ryan, his employees, and even his family did nothing to soften her stance.

Debra was only a few weeks away from getting married for the second time when Ryan showed up unannounced at her home. Because her actions had changed his life so dramatically, he was determined to do the same to hers.


About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer’s life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates. Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, and as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and delivering ice into hundreds of homes in that financially-depressed region.

During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year.

Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.