Readers' Comments and  
Reviews
As promised, I did read your novel "The Shadow Government."  I share your
concerns over the threat of biological weapons and hope that is a situation
our country never has to face.  Fiction has become reality, especially the
last few months.
...Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Congressman
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I spend a lot of my time reading and found your style of writing most
enjoyable.  A lot of books start out rather readable then have flat dull pages
and then picks up  a bit and then more flat and dull.  Yours did not.  Instead
it was exciting from beginning to end.  If it doesn't become a best seller and
stay there, I will be very surprised. - Shadow Government.

...Mrs Lila Ash, wife of the Honorable Roy Ash, former director of the
President's Office of Management and Budget.
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certainly enjoyed reading it.  I read an article written by Louis L'Amour that
stated "if you can't capture your reader by the first page you have lost him."
 You not only capture but you don't release until the very last word on the
very last page.  - Bradley's Ghost.

...Mrs Lila Ash, wife of the Honorable Roy Ash, former director of the
President's Office of Management and Budget.
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Mr. Derby has created an exciting read within a spectacular scenario.  By
means of the novel, he has publicized the lack of continuity of
government(s) in time of crisis; a problem exacerbated with the apparent
lessening of world tension at the end of the Cold War.  In Canada, we have
converted our continuity of government facilities into museums.  As Mr.
Derby demonstrates, we are less prepared now to face a major terrorist
threat than we were a decade ago.

...Mike Charrier (Retired), Emergency Preparedness Canada
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I just finished reading Mr. Derby's novel, "The Shadow Government," and all
I can say is WOW, what a trip!  It was good! Believe me, I wouldn't have
book of my favorite author if it doesn't hold my interest.  If I had received
your book on a weekend, I would have finished it in one night.  I felt so
patriotic, I cried.  I was scared too--because I know that just such an event
can happen and may in my lifetime.  Did I love the way your President Bea
handled our enemies! I hope your book is a best seller and it scares our
enemies!

...Sheila Hensley, Professional Speech Therapist
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I thoroughly enjoyed your book, Bradley's Ghost...there were times that it
scared me so badly that I had to put it down...it equals any Koontz or King
books that I have ever read.

...Nada (VA)
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I enjoyed your first book.  I would rate it as one of the top ten fiction reads I
have read and I have been reading fiction for 25 years.  Just got Bradley's
Ghost...an hardly wait to get started.

...Robert (Winchester,VA)
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I found the story was compelling and well written. Once I started reading, I
was unable to put the book down. The idea of biological terrorism in the US,
and our unpreparedness is the thing nightmares are made of. I believe the
book was right on, with how this not only could happen, but the results that
would follow. I enjoyed Mr. Derby's knowledge not only of the surroundings,
but the people that he wrote about. His knowledge of the subject, was
chilling.

I honestly believe that Mr. Derby could be compared to other authors of this
genre, and come out smelling like a rose.  I for one, will be looking for more
written by Ray Derby in the future.

... Betheny (Missouri)
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This review is from: Bradley's Ghost
Lost a nights sleep with this thriller. Couldn't put it down. It is believable in
our world of today, and that is scary. The worst thing about the book is you
hate to have finished it. This author writes as good as the best well know
authors of the day.

...Robert Edwards (New Cumberland, Pa)
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