Ripper: David L. Golemon


Mary Jane Kelly had to die. Her life was not worth living according to her killer. Prostitutes are unworthy of breathing the same air as anyone else and women who were pregnant and unmarried needed to be eliminated at all cost to them of course not the killer. As we hear the voice of this horrific man, learn more about him we fear for the life of this helpless young woman. But, all of our fears and her screams will not erase the sight that the police see when they find what is left of her hacked body. Chief Inspector Fredrick Abberline is charged with finding the killer who has been plaguing Whitechapel. Hoping to solve these cold cases, he did not need the added stress and burden of what was to follow. Sitting in a bar having a drink he encounters one of my favorite authors, Robert Louis Stevenson who approaches him with information that he cannot discount. What if you were told the name of the real killer? What if the person giving you the information modeled his novel after this killer or it appears that he might have? What if one man, a professor named Ambrose created a formula and when injected into a person, a mutant gene, would make this person into a human killing machine? What if Queen Victoria was behind what was happening? What if she assigned Colonel Stanley to find out everything that was happening during the investigation and insisted that Ambrose be permanently eliminated? Our story continues with the attempted capture of this man, how the Colonel enlists the help of the police and the final outcome. Ripper by author David L. Goldmon will make you shutter, shake and definitely keep reading until you find out the final fate of everyone.


But, as the scene plays out Alberdine realized that mistakes could not be afforded and Ambrose’s life was not the only one in question or in jeopardy. All traces of the Ripper and many others would be erased. As he gave instructions to cooperate to his Inspector and what happens you won’t believe. As Stevenson was told to remain in the coach, sent away to leave the country to safety as the Colonel explained what was next and how the situation would go down. Learning more about the Colonel and the men of the Black Watch, Abberline realized that the location of where they were was not foreign to the Colonel. This was the exact place where poor Mary Kelly was found and the fact that he knew the killer’s or Ripper’s identity at the time quite enlightening. The scene is set and players are ready but what they see and what they learn is definitely what they expect. The bodies that are present have been mutilated. What and whom they expected to find removed. The scent that overtakes them appears to be from a greenhouse but the end result will make many really sick as the professor challenges them to come to his lab and see first hand what he can do. The author graphically describes what they witness and the police will see first hand the effects of what Robert Louis Stevenson just wrote about in person. What you will witness along with the characters will make you shutter as the figures that come into view will be horrific, the man who created them will disappear and the end result will leave not only the reader but the police totally mystified and much more. What happens to some of the police officers is tragic and the end result to Abberline and his Inspector Washington would definitely allow the reader to know to what lengths they went to get the Ripper. What finally happens and where he winds up not in custody that’s for sure. The death of the Colonel would go unnoticed as that of his men in the Black Watch. The Ripper is well on his way to America and the end is far from near.


As the author sums up the lives of Washington and Abberline the story moves to across the ocean and one final letter the Chief Inspector receives from Stevenson letting him know the fate and whereabouts of Ambrose: AKA the Ripper. Let’s move ahead to 1916 and the return of Jack. As not only Patton but also Pershing have been enlisted to capture and Ambrose. Their job is to kill him and confirm his death the order is straight from the President. Added to that they are to eliminate everything found in the compound as if the man never existed. But, we know he did.


Then we meet the professor himself, witness what he does, hearing the pain of his victims, and understanding what he does. Imagine administering a shot to a person that would alter his personality and appearance and turn them into a monster. When his assistant turns the tables on him he has no choice but to take action. Questioning Ambrose was a mistake for the one man that was with him from the beginning. Imagine injecting someone whose body has been ravaged with cancerous growths still able to use his higher order thinking and brain functions. This man is more than frightening. Then, the cavalry shows up and one single threat made to the village by this man alerts his assistant that he better find a way to delay the cavalry or the wrath of these derange men would be inflicted on everyone. The scene once again graphically described and the end result will set off a chain of events even after the death of the professor. Suddenly the world would not know of his entire theory of chemical balancing of the entire brain and how he releasing controlled violence would never be achieved or would it? The end result will carry over even after he is gone, as you will learn. But, what had to be done even with the dead bodies was horrific. Imagine if a dead person’s brain can still outthink you if you do not remove and destroy it. The end result of what Patton was sent to do will be learned when he relates it to President Wilson. But, was Ripper or Ambrose really dead? What about Perdition’s Fire? What is about to be unleashed in the present will create fear from the past.


Mexico in the present: Sarah McIntire is a geologist whose real agenda is not known to those she works with. As part of the Event Group she is on a field expedition to explore and document what she finds in many excavated caves. Imagine finding the weapons, horses, and other things places their by Pancho Villa. She and her two man team were there to do more than just document what they find in the cave but to also study the ancient cave paintings. If they turn out to be authentic or real then further study might be warranted. So, who wanted those dead and who kidnapped her commissioned her and two other women in massacre that played out in front of her. Enter the Event Group and a man named Hanover Jones or in reality Colonel Henri Farbeaux, who learning about her kidnapping was going to do everything to find her. This group’s purpose was to study and find “parallels in world history with the events unfolding in modern times to avoid the same pitfalls of our shared past.” Quite interesting and exciting to say the least as we learn more about them. Within the vaults of this group you would find history that would fill more than a library of filled with books. The artifacts stored represented finds in archeological history.

When the situation comes light the Director of the Event group needs to move to finding Sarah and the others taken. The Event group has been made aware of the death of two members of her team and the head of the University. They are now meeting with the President via Europa and will discuss how to proceed as one name named Hanover Jones is with the man who took these people under the pretense of buying a valuable artifact. But will he make it out or will the man called Anaconda eliminate him? But, the President puts the brakes on the team, does not want them going over the boarder and Jack Collins the man closest to Sarah and the rest have to decide whether to adhere to what he says or go in before its too late.


An encounter with Guzman turns sour for Collins and what Sarah does will definitely surprise everyone including him. The team is in place and although the President has told them to stand down what they do and how they try to execute their rescue still remains to be seen. Added in is the inadvertent message that went to M16 and M15 in England with the information the President sent to the Director of the Event group. Now, the British are involved and they have to deal with the situation after learning it reverts back to none other than their infamous Professor Ambrose. Added in the British enlist the help of a dangerous group connected to the CIA called the Black Team.


A rescue mission that is beyond any you will ever read and more violent than most. As Jack, Everett their limited team go in to rescue Sarah, Henri and sixteen young girls caught in the web of this sadistic man called Anaconda. But, just how they go about it and what is uncovered will link both the present and the past as what they unleash and what they see will terrify everyone. As Anaconda and his men change into grotesque figures and the end result you have to read for yourself you realize that what seems to be over is really not. Added in is a group that comes to their aid and the wrath of the President of the United States.


The plot becomes more exciting as the author weaves all the intrigue and groups together. The Americans, the British, the Black Team, the CIA and the Event Group plus Sarah, Jack and Henri will fight to the end to find the answers that those from the past could not. Just how this will all play out and who will survive what Ambrose set in motion and has now come to light you won’t believe. Finding the Professors journals containing instructions to create these men or people of mass destruction. What happens will do more than try and destroy this group as someone unleashes the formula in the Event Group and what happens will remind you of the days of the Ripper and more. Who wins and who loses? A cover-up of a magnitude you won’t believe and starting with on man who killed for a reason that you will have to learn for yourself and who ordered it might surprise more than just our side. David L. Golemon gives the reader much pause for thought as one man named Jack Ripper comes full circle with the present and there is much more to come for the Event Group. Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Which one or both still lives?


Fran Lewis: reviewer






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