The conclusion of my reading “When Good Men” was far different then what I’d expected when I started this book.  The cover design suggests something sinister is behind that door, and there certainly was but it’s not what I thought it’d be when I started the first chapter.  The author brings you into the simple and ordinary lives of the characters, and by way of suspense and mystery, peels back the layers and complexities one by one.  What starts out as a typical life-long rival between the Chief of Police and a Villager, turns into a world-wide scheme, reaching into the near future leading to the One World Order.  I read this 200,000+ word book in 10 days and at the end of my read, I wanted to know more about this story and this author so I went back and read closely the title page to find that these fictional characters were actually based on true stories and research. Then, I read closely the dedication page.  Now, I see this world a bit differently.  This is the most creative and entertaining work that I’ve read in a very long time.  Well done, Max Simms.  I look forward to the rest of the journey.


Did I just read what I thought I read?  Is this how the book really ends or is that a typo?  OMG!  Really?  Wow! 

Its ******* brilliant!

A cross between Ted DekKer’s  “Three” and Frank Perritti’s “Visitation”


Coming from a small town in New England myself, I was immediately drawn to this book. I’ve always loved reading stories that occur in my area, and the author does an incredible job describing the beautiful region that I call home. This book has a little of everything for everyone. Whether you are into thrillers, the supernatural, romance, or action, it has it all. I especially loved that it was based on true life cases. Not only will you love the characters, but you will get totally immersed in their lives and storyline. You will find that it’s hard to put this book down, because you get so attached to them and have to know their fate! You will love this book! I was on the edge of my seat while reading and couldn’t wait to find out how it ended. It was worth every minute! There are lots of twists and turns, and the ending will blow your mind!


The setting in New England was a fabulous start.  Then the book started branching out and I fell in love with the characters.  And all the while,  as I am following the adventures of these engaging and adventurous characters; I get blind-sided by what the writer was building in the back ground, the story behind the story!  And the ending?  I swear, I never saw it coming.  I hope there’s a book two and book three!


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