Review by Doug Taylor
Creating a cult following seems part and parcel to some of the tomes being published today. To whit: "The Celestine Prophecy" making it to bestseller after languishing for months as what appeared to be a New Age dictum published by a small house. But word of mouth soon pushed sales to heights that caught the attention of Warner Books and the big time market. And that is what is occuring with Dewey's novel.
Judging by recent fanaticism on at least one online service America Online, David Lawrence Dewey's "REVELATIONS" could follow suit and become the cult favorite of the financial/political thrillers--and there's a slew of them out there ("Bank of Fear," David Ignatius; "Nest of Vipers," Linda Davies; "Black Money," Michael Thomas, to name a handful).
Dewey, a well-known syndicated columnist, whose "Food For Thought" was distributed to over 100 newspapers before ill-health slowed his writing career down. You can find Revelations at most boosktores, but if you still can't find it at your local bookstore, try Barnes and Noble Online - There are a few signed First Editions still available.
Dewey has appeared on America Online's CENTER STAGE celebrity event twice and has been invited back for another appearance this summer. Be sure to catch him there!
Most important, he wants the word to get out about what's in store for us mere mortals, how Orwell didn't know the half of it. But Dewey does know. He was in the banking business for several years and designed the software that creates a kinship between government and the banking industry like none before--a deed he now regrets.
"REVELATIONS" is a high-energy tale, relentless in action, that brings us an upper-crust family, the Wainwrights, the patriarch being a partner in a large accounting firm. One of the other partners, now a U.S. senator, wants to suppress information about contract and stock manipulations discovered in a government audit. Why? Because it involves malfeasance up to and including the vice president of the country. A nefarious corporation appears to be at the core of these and other wrongdoings. Running the corporation is a person who was born at the end of World War II and sired by a man whose name lives in infamy.
Phillip, the oldest Wainwright son, leads the charge to uncover the evil machinations that could topple governments and throw the world banking system into chaos. He, Chris his fiance, an anchorwoman of a network news program, his brothers and sister, along with some friends, get caught in assassination attempts, are kidnapped, betrayed and some of them killed as the action plays out. Dewey's agent I understand is answering knocks on her door from Hollywood film companies this very minute. For it has all the moves necessary to be a blood-and-guts thriller.
Dewey tells the story straight so we can enjoy a good adventure without him popping up with warnings, pearls of wisdom, or other soap box trappings which the less professional author might do out of personal conviction, and in so doing, drag down the pacing. Instead, he has provided the reader a special "Food for Thought" column at the end of the book, where he states his personal views, the reasons for writing "REVELATIONS" and the real truth about where government and the banking business is heading. Newspaper columnist, Jack Anderson, recently reported on oil companies that have been buying oil from Iran and Irag for the last two years despite the U.S. embargo against these countries. They can do so as long as the oil is not sold in the U.S. In addition, Anderson brings to light how the oil exchanges involves grain exchanges. It is interesting, for in Dewey's novel, one of his sub plots is just this sort deceptive activity for greed and our government just looks the other way. It makes me think further how much truer to fact Dewey's novel is to reality.
He sounds the wakening call, telling us it's not too late, but we must do something now. You get the feeling he cares about each and every one of us. And our future. Perhaps some day, when the lexicons have been revised, someone will comment about the great conspiracy and say: Right out of "REVELATIONS." How Dewian!
Doug Taylor - Copyright 1997
And you don't want to miss Mr. Dewey's, FOOD FOR THOUGHT column piece at the end of the novel. He shares with his readers on a very personal level, factual information that is staggering and why he wrote the novel. According to many reader fans, this is one of the best parts of the novel. His reader fans feel very connected to him by his sharing his views, thoughts on what is really occurring with government, political and banking corruption worldwide that will affect each of our lives drastically in the not too distant future. According to Doug Taylor, writing for Saturday Review Magazine, Dewey's "REVELATIONS", makes George Orwell's, "1984" novel a fairy tale. The truth that Dewey shares with his readers may be frightening, but Dewey insists that it is not too late!
Mr. Dewey can be reached via America Online at DLDEWEY@aol.com. He answers all letters and looks forward to hearing from his reader fans. You may also write him in care of his publisher: If you would like an autograph photo of Mr. Dewey, you may also write for one in care of his publisher. You can also request one or write David Lawrence Dewey on the internet at DLDEWEY@aol.com. Be sure to visit his website at http://www.dldewey.com
Doug Taylor can be reached via Email at DOUGT13@aol.com
|"Dewey has succeeded
in keeping me
on pins and needles waiting for the sequel.
I thought it was a great action/adventure story and would
make an excellent movie for Harrison Ford."
Manager of Chapter 11 Bookstore - Atlanta Georgia
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