By Harold Covington
The following publication of H. A. Covington''s Northwest novel trilogy, A effective citadel selections up the place Thunder left off, and serves as a bridge to the ultimate novel within the sequence, The Hill of the Ravens. In a now not too far-off destiny, the U.S. is at the verge of breakup and cave in. the USA is hopelessly slowed down in an out of the country warfare opposed to the Islamic global in a dozen nations that turns out to haven't any finish, whereas even as the kingdom is torn by means of years of bloody household terrorism at the a part of white militias within the Pacific Northwest, and Hispanic separatists within the Southwest. The economic climate, the govt, and the criminal procedure are falling aside. the USA goes broke and at the verge of meltdown, in addition to dealing with an important Arab offensive within the heart East. ultimately, the government has no selection yet to undergo negotiations with the terrorists, and a peace convention is named at Longview, Washington. Cody Brock is a difficult Seattle highway child, a runaway who joined the Northwest Volunteer military at 16. via day he attends Hillside highschool, the place he falls in love with the cheerleader, homecoming queen, and budding actress, Kelly Shipman. through evening he rides with the main lethal of the entire terrorist hit squads, the murderous workforce of the gangster-like Robert "Bobby Bells" DiBella, together with his woman comrade Nightshade. the 2 of theem are chosen to accompany the insurgent delegation to Longview, the place without notice Cody is pressured to confront a ghost from his prior. His Jewish past...
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Yeah, but assuming there is a God sitting out there somewhere with a set of rules, and assuming those rules are more or less what we’ve been told what they are, sin is still something you have to choose to do. ” protested Cody. ” chortled Nightshade. “They’ll stone you and chase you down the driveway with pitchforks and torches! You’re committing a sin right there, applying reason and logic to God’s mysteries. You don’t need reason, boy, you need faith! Remember, with these people, faith is everything and man’s mind is nothing.
Just gotta have faith in JEEEE-ZUS and you’re in like Flint. And faith means believing whatever some dumb-ass preacher tells you to believe. How else could anyone talk themselves into believing the Jews are God’s Chosen People? Now listen up. Okay, in theory, your baptism washes away the Original Sin, but of course since we’re all sinners by nature, we just keep piling it on and we are in constant need of forgiveness and redemption. Now, if God’s mercy is the ultimate prize, then you want as much of it as you can get.
One thing I learned down in Hollywood doing Cheerleader Love, is that even on a piece of grade B crap like that, making a movie is incredibly hard work. On weekdays we got our wakeup calls at the condos at five in the morning, and we had to be showered and dressed and outside waiting for the minibus to take us to the studio by six, to beat the traffic. We had breakfast in one of the cafeterias and then it was onto the set, or out onto location at the local high school, and sometimes we didn’t get back to the condos until nine or ten at night.