New Fiction, "The Devil Does Most of the Talking": Murder, Single Parents and Kentucky Politics - the Bureaucratic Anti-Christ

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"The Devil Does Most of the Talking," by Victoria White Berger, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors.

iUniverse, Inc., announced today the publication of an exceptional new talent in literary fiction, in the novel "The Devil Does Most of the Talking." Author White Berger, a published poet and not-for-profit national executive, takes aim at some of the standard misconceptions of what it takes to build a post-divorce “blended family” in today’s America and also hits hard at potential corruption in statewide social services for children and families.

Mired in the difficulty in dealing with a husband who is essentially uncommitted and politically ambitious, Fortuna—a Christian, once-single parent, has also to work her way through professional implication in Kentucky’s political chicanery—including murder—while trying to keep her newly creating family from going off the rails.

“This is close to what I saw when I worked in Kentucky—fictionalized, of course; close, in its potential: the clear potential of obvious abuse in the taxpayer’s system that cares for children. The drug culture in Kentucky almost sleeps on the steps of the executive mansion,” says the author, Victoria White Berger, a distinguished non-profit national executive, with 30 years and $50M+ raised in the development field under her belt. “‘The Devil’ takes a longer view of the 70’s and 80’s—and even of the present—counter-culture, in terms of that counter-culture’s disingenuous and complicit attack on the innocent and vulnerable,” White Berger explains.

An emotionally disturbed teenager is brutally murdered at the private Protestant children’s home Fortuna administrates. An investigation reveals similar killings across the state, within the state-run social services system. Some of Fortuna’s husband Amos’s friends (and Amos?) in the Kentucky bureaucracy are implicated, though not directly—or, not at first. One of them is certainly a killer.

An emotionally disturbed teenager is brutally murdered at the private Protestant children’s home Fortuna administrates. An investigation reveals similar killings across the state, within the state-run social services system. Some of Fortuna’s husband Amos’s friends (and Amos?) in the Kentucky bureaucracy are implicated, though not directly—or, not at first. One of them is certainly a killer.

Publication Date: Mar-2006 Price: $13.95 Author: Victoria White Berger

Title: The Devil Does Most of the Talking

ISBN: 0-595-38806-X

Available from Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, and from iUniverse, Inc.

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