Ransomed Earth

Les Coalson's new thriller goes international! The unfairness of American politicians to bow to the pressures of special interests and big business at the expense of the environment becomes too much for Professor Alber Greene after Senator Jared Kerr slips language into a bill that deeds environmentally sensitive land to a friend who owns interest in mining companies. Dr. Greene assumes the persona of Ina Maka (Lakota for ‘Mother Earth Spirit’) and convenes a band of guerilla activists on three continents to simultaneously kidnap children of high government officials. Either parents support environmental laws or their children may die. Follow this timely tale as the Vice President attempts to comply with ransom demands in order to save his only child...

Available now on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, kobo books, Gardner's (UK), eBookPie, Baker and Taylor, and Apple's ibookstore.

Catherine Hayward - June 2014

I could not put it down. I love books that are fast moving and where I learn something. A great read.  

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, July 1, 2014

I found this book an excellent read. It was a fast past thriller. Characters were highly developed. Settings were amazing. Clearly, this book as well researched. I would recommend this to all.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read!, February 27, 2013

By Reader -

Great e-book to keep poolside or on summer trips. Incorporates world Eco concerns with politics... interesting genre. Detailed and exciting.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!, January 15, 2013

By Carole Kolle 

Enjoyed this book as much if not more than Les`s first two. Holds your attention from page one to the very end.


I would highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a fast-moving thriller about the environment and its issues. Les Coalson has done amazing research! I read it in one sitting, it was that good! Thanks Les!


5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Thriller, October 19, 2012

By manzelka

AMAZING read! Best thriller I've read in a long time! Author really knows environmental issues and brings them to light in this entertaining book. Once you start reading you cannot put it down. Can't wait for his next novel!


5.0 out of 5 stars A thriller that should be made into a movie, October 19, 2012

I found this book to have the action and intensity of a Tom Clancy novel, but with a story that is unique among thrillers.

It has environmental underpinnings, but it is also about US and international politics, crime, corruption, and character development of people. The lead characters are likable, but with flaws and conflicts, and are shown struggling to grow through difficult situations of life and death. It is well researched and detailed in the descriptions of international cultures, complex environmental issues, and geography.

The plot and characters are believable and relevant to our present time, and the dialog makes the characters seem real. The book has a series of story lines that are complex but interwoven in a way that kept me wanting to read on to learn the next twist and turn.

I could see this book becoming a movie as it has a unique story line, thrilling scenes, believable characters, and issues that are relevant today across the globe.

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read!, October 17, 2012

By ND "Dekker Fan" (Texas)

 An interesting book that not only keeps you turning pages to the end but is educational! Highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, October 14, 2012

By mo -

Great read! Les Coalson does a great job on incorporating modern day issues into novels that are exciting and educating to read!

5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy read!, October 14, 2012

By bluebird

Coalson is able to bring environmental issues to light in a mystery/thriller that keeps you wanting more until the end. You will not be able to put it down. Coalson continues to surprise and entertain us with his third novel.


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