Daily Archives: April 23, 2011

Infinite Exposure by Roland Hughes

Infinite ExposureReviewed by Teri Davis

Usually when someone mentions they have read a factual book that was written like fiction, it means the book has a plot and reads easily. However, Infinite Exposure reads like fact but is really fiction. This isn’t meant to be negative, it simply means there is so much that either has happened, or is similar to a recent event, that the book takes time to digest and understand.

Infinite Exposure is the overlaying of numerous international plots involving al-Quaeda, most notably with the financial world involving the banking system. Being terrifyingly realistic in terms of present day in the United States, the plot of numerous companies being competitive and attempting to sabotage each other, seems to be very honest, straightforward, and too realistic. With having numerous companies outsource the computer specialties to India in order to be more profitable, is a reality today. What happens if there is a problem at an international data center? What if the data is destroyed either accidentally or by an act of terrorism? When does profit outweigh the balance of common sense?

The implications in this fictional novel are terrifying and realistic. Most of us go about our day and really do not consider if our bank is associated with FDIC or even what that really means. The other issues of terrorism in Infinite Exposure are the central data banks, international banking, the illegal trade of human organs, the entire communication system, stock exchanges, the computer industry, the demise of Christianity, the media’s reporting, and how the international world views our lifestyles and choices.

Sinatra, Gotti and Me: The Rise and Fall of Jilly’s Nightclub by Tony Delvecchio and Rich Herschlag

Reviewed by Allen Hott

What a great story! For those who have always followed the lives of some of our somewhat shady performers Sinatra, Gotti, and Me is a well-told story of how it goes for those folks.

The media for years has followed the lives of the rich and famous. They have also give a view of the mob/gangster element that lives in our society. This book tells that story from an insider’s view. The involvement of the mob with some of the well-known entertainers and their haunts has always been an interesting phenomenon for most of us to read about and contemplate. Reading Tony Delvecchio’s own words of his associations just makes the concept that much more real.

Tony tells of a horrendous act that he was forced to suffer because of stealing a small amount of money as a young boy. He believed that that act changed the way he ended up living his life. And he never regretted the direction that he went in.

He could have become a “wiseguy” and many people actually believed that he in fact was. However he was not one but because of his bringing up by various members of the mind and his later friendships he basically enjoyed most of the benefits and even some of the downsides of organized crime.