Louisiana historian Remy Benoit is “an advocate of our (US) Veterans and of our youth, both being parts of our society too often overlooked”. She is also the webmistress of www.WelcomeHomeSoldier.com – a site where she presents a free seminar, devoted to helping others, civilians and military, use history for healing and writing. Three of her books – Island Quilts, Letty, and Peace, Now – can be found at Amazon.com 
 
Here’s Remy’s review of The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)
 
★★★★★ “Truth is like the sun….” August 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
 
Truth.
We are raised to tell the truth.
We are raised to not lie.
What are the truths that we learn in school? Are they absolute; are they colored by the history of the victors?
We are told to not color outside the lines; that trees are not pink, or purple, or red.
 
But there are red maples, there are pink and yellow orchid trees. Lilac trees come pretty close to purple.
When we are confronted with a problem, we are told to think outside the box; in effect, color outside the lines.
So wherein does truth lie? Oxymoron there? Truth. LieGenetic engineering. Secret government operations. Genetically enhanced children, twenty-three of them, raised in an “orphanage”; trained as assassins to do the wet work for a global conspiracy to dominate the world in the hands of the chosen few, who, well yes, have chosen themselves to be chosen.
No job too horrid if it enables the plan to proceed.
No where to go; no one to go to; all hours programmed. Called by numbers rather than names. Everything, everything, sub rosa.
 
Trained, and trained, and trained some more. Sharing one birth date on New Year’s Day.
And given special medications to see to it that their enhancements are supported.
And told that they are the ones who are guarding the rights of the people; that they are the resistance to those who would forward self-serving evil empires. Bred to the task; born to the task; lock stepping each day into being “ready” to go out there and do what must be done. Protect the rights of the people by doing away with the bad guys; protect the existence of the “program” by making sure that those who stand in the way of its clandestine operations and its funding are eliminated.
 
No questions; follow orders; do the job; ‘ret up for the next job. No questions.
 
Destiny, my dears. You were bred to, born to, prepared physically, mentally, and psychologically to do the job.
You are brilliant, unstoppable. You are OMEGA!
Well, yes…and no.
Meet Nine. He has questions. He has issues. He has a thought or three, or three
dozen. Somehow all things do not fit into the program. All truths are not so. Many lies are in those alleged truths.
 
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” So said the man who told you to NOT step on his blue suede shoes.
 
Nine has questions. Nine has perhaps more in common with all of us than makes us comfortable. Meet Nine. What is truly left of him? You decide; he takes you on an twisting and turning ride on the edge of a cliff without a guardrail; the question is, are you ready for the road the questions ask you to travel?
 
Citizen, or denizen of the deep psyche of those who absolutely know what we need; and what they need to take from us to get it?
 
Buckle up. Dangerous road lined with those questions of Nine’s. Black ice and black ops perhaps have a lot in common. You don’t see’em coming until you spin out.
 
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The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)
 
The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)  is available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/
 
Remy’s review of The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) is available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC
 
For more about The Orphan Trilogy of books go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks
 
 
 
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