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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:

The Job

Cramer Louis Jackson

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432784584

Reviewer: Tracey Rock

An unemployed Joe Jamison has all but given up looking for work, when an envelope addressed to him arrives in the mail requesting an interview. The letter does not give him an address of where the interview is or what type of company they are. He is simply given instructions to check his email. As he scans his emails, he finds the unmistakable email from them, as the subject line reads, “THE JOB.” When he opens the email, there is a detailed map showing how to get to the location site where his interview is to be. Along with the map, there were specific instructions that he was not to tell anyone about the email or the map.

At the secluded interview location, before Joe is given any information about the job, he is asked if he wants to accept the position. Also, if he accepts the position, he will no longer exist ,and he will have to assume a new identity. Although he was caught a bit off guard, he accepts the position and is told from this moment on he will be known as Zann Tanner.

Zann is introduced to General Morgan who sends him off for training, testing and briefing sessions. Once he has been immersed in his work, he learns that the Roswell, New Mexico incident was real and why it was being covered up. The exciting news for Zann is that the spacecraft that landed at Rosewll was going to be flown and that he will be the pilot. Alongside Zann will be a woman named Layone.

Zann and Layone are immediately attracted to each other and begin to have a relationship. As the project moves along successfully, there are others who are interested in the project and will stop at nothing to obtain the potential knowledge and power that can be gained. Now Zann and Layone will need to make choices that will impact their lives and the lives of others.

Please note that “The Job” by Cramer Louis Jackson is only forty-five pages long and has very limited dialog. So, depending on what type of book you are looking for, this will be important. The premise of the story is nice. I believe most people can relate to unemployment and despair and if you enjoy stories about Roswell, then this book has some great touch points also.

This is a good storyline. I just wish there was more to it.