Oath of Office
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Oath of Office
When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.
The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power.
they’ll also find that each of your suppliers can be traced to a food processing plant owned by Chester Enterprises and its subsidiaries. Like I said, it’s all about corn—specifically, Chester corn.” “Interesting concept. The trouble is, I wouldn’t be so foolish as to keep any invoices around.” “What percentage of the food you serve is processed from that stuff?” “I couldn’t say.” “Yes, you could. How about Millie’s Cola? Who makes that?” “You mean the fructose in it? I think you already
because of your and my history and your commitment to kids’ nutrition, you might help that happen.” “Does the president know about these bills?” “No. I tried getting them to him, but it was too late. He doesn’t want to hear from me. I’m pretty sure the woman Martin has lined up to replace me has no intention of following through on any of my programs. I’ve got nothing left, Darlene. My friends are bailing on me as if I were septic. My integrity’s been plowed to the roots. These are good,
sense.” “I’m glad you understand my concern for Carolyn.” “Oh, I do, I surely do.” “So just a ticket, then?” Stone put his campaign hat back on. “Like I said, I’m sure Carolyn’s been through hell today. Let’s make sure her car drives fine, and I’ll send her off with a warning to be more careful on these slippery roads.” “Wonderful.” Stone hesitated a beat, then locked on to Lou’s eyes once again. “And I’m going to send you off with a warning as well,” he said. “Me?” “If you know something
mouse he placed in the wire cage. “I have to knock this fellow out first,” Joey said. “The termites won’t eat them if they’re dead, and I don’t want them to feel any pain.” Lou watched, transfixed, as Joey poured a bit of liquid onto the cotton ball. Chloroform. In seconds, the mouse was on its side. Joey used a long forceps to pick up the limp animal. Then he removed the rubber stopper from the Lucite access tube, set the mouse inside, and nudged it onto the small trapdoor with a thin
upward along the outside of the catwalk wall, using his foot to push and his fingers to pull. Finally, he was upright, hanging on to the wall. Fearing what he was going to see, he finally had the strength to look down. The two adversaries lay supine, a foot from each other, their hands nearly touching. Edwin was motionless, a pool of insect-covered crimson expanding from beneath his head. Stone was moaning and squirming with pain. His eye sockets were already filled with termites, and dozens, if