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Baden-Powell's Beads (Beads #1)

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"'I've searched for you.' The patient struggled to get the words out. 'There are...more.' 'More what, Mr. Baroni?' Perspiration beaded on the old man's upper lip and his already pale complexion blanched. He pulled Freeman closer and gasped, 'I'm sorry. Find the others...'" In Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. David Freeman is given a strange wooden bead by a dying patient and soon f ...more
Paperback, 1st, 292 pages
Published 2012 by Tate Publishing
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Paul Parsons
Feb 29, 2012 Paul Parsons rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it, so my comments would be colored.
Michael Tucker
Dec 09, 2012 Michael Tucker rated it it was amazing
Dr. Parsons takes a bit of history, a pinch of magic, a hint of mystery, a large dollop of suspense and throws them together in the mixing bowl of his imagination to create a page-turning novel that entertains the reader from the opening sentence to the final page.

His story opens with a Prologue describing the horrific scene of an 1888 battlefield in South Africa. Black flies swarm over the bodies of dead Zulus. The scene is an attention getter and introduces the mystical beads and how Baden-Pow
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Sherry Adams
Apr 28, 2012 Sherry Adams rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading this book, which is apparently the writer's first published book. I was wowed! It was action packed and such a page turner that I stayed up much too late a couple of nights. My husband read it and loved it as well. I'm eager to read his next book and I look forward to hearing that it will become a motion picture. I highly recommend this book. I have recommended this book to several friends who have enjoyed the book. I hope they will take the time to write a review.
Mike
Oct 18, 2013 Mike rated it really liked it
This premier novel is a good start on a possible second career for this successful orthopedic surgeon. With two more to go in the "Beads" series, his entry into the published author's circle is certainly ambitious. Enjoyable adventure.
Andy
Nov 07, 2012 Andy rated it really liked it


I just went through my wood badge training so it was a good read with the fact and fiction mixed in. I really enjoyed the story and will move to the next book in the series.
Steve Bobrowicz
Jun 25, 2012 Steve Bobrowicz rated it did not like it
Wow. There were so many historical inaccuracies in Chapter One alone that I didn't bother with the rest of the book.
Lilmissmolly
Nov 25, 2013 Lilmissmolly rated it liked it
An entertaining read. I enjoyed it as the fictional adventure that it is! Looking forward to the next story!
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