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Milt Gross Book Review: "The Mists of Adriana Book I" by Roger M. Woodbury
By Milton M. Gross
May 3, 2015 - 12:10:40 AM

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This Kindle is okay, although I'm still not positive what a Kindle is. It think it's something. Milt Gross photo.
The title of this Kindle, The Mists of Adriana Book I, is the first thing I questioned about it. There are no mists, and not even a "misty" idea during most of the fiction story that takes place in and near Acadia National Park and Portland, Maine. Every part of the story seems perfectly natural, realistic, with no hint of "mist" or confusion. Until the very end.

The story has a good plot. In the story, the first-person unnamed lead character first meets Adriana when he stops to change a flat tire for her. His acquaintance with her leads to the rest of his adventures. Adriana says she is a lawyer, living and working in Portland. A large part of the action occurs in Portland.

When both their lives are threatened, it turns out that she is a secret government worker, providing information to the DEA and others about drug smuggling into the U.S. She had spent summers on a farm west of Portland, and the hero goes there to find information. He learns it is really a training camp for the feds.

Near the end, Adriana is apparently killed. The lead character mourns for her, but it turns out that her apparent death is only a front to hide her from the villains. She shows up at the end, very alive. A good surprise ending.

One thing that annoyed me a little was what I consider a too-often mention of the Porsche car. Its okay up to a point. I felt the writer was too general in describing American cars, never a brand name. sells The Mists of Adriana Book I and Book II, published by Mickhael Ziegmont Publishers, a self- publishing company about which company I found no information online. The author is working on a third story with the same characters. gives prices of $10.99 for the paperback, $3.83 for the Kindle Edition, and $4.49 for the Whispersync for Voice-ready.

The author, Roger M. Woodbury, is a retired military off, decorated for service during the Vietnam War, and resides in mid-coastal Maine.

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