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Summary

A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union that went beyond the Midwest, ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention.

©2009 Nick Bryant (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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Am excellent companion piece to the original.

To say I "enjoyed" this book feels wrong of me given the subject matter, but I was utterly enthralled by it from start to finish. If you're coming to this on the fence, it makes a compelling case to perhaps swing you one way, but it does acknowledge things which cannot be corroborated so it can also toe the line. Chances are if you've read The Franklin Cover Up and you've come to this one, you're at very least willing to entertain the notion, and this is an outstanding work.

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This is a terrific well written and greatly researched book. It is very well narrated by the author and very convincing. But... the constant use of Quote, Unquote is irritating and annoying. It is used so extremely much that I had to turn off the book often just to get away from it. It is also used unnecessary a lot and it's usage is not clear. Mr. Bryant would do a lot of future listerners a great favour to redo it without the words Quote, Unquote (unless absolutely necessary) It would probably make the audiobook 2 hours shorter as well

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  • Melissa
  • 22-03-18

Excellent and Honest

One of the reviews I read said the Author had a nasaly voice. I was hesitant to purchase this book, because stuff like that can really irritate me, but it turns out he has a very nice voice.

This was one of the longest books I've listened to and it never lost my interest.

He does say, "quote unquote" a little bit too much, but it really didn't bother me.

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  • Tw
  • 08-10-18

Just try and trust your government after this.

This book will make you see everything differently. Check out "The Devil's Chessboard" next. The author did a great job reading it as well.

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  • Benjamin M Hoy
  • 31-10-19

Brilliant

A clear eyed look into a largely untold, malignant and proliferating evil that has America by the balls.

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  • J. R.
  • 25-10-19

A heroic feat of investigative journalism

One of the most incredible, bone-chilling books I have ever come across. Bryant cuts through the conjecture and internet rumors to expose the truth behind the Franklin cover-up. Bryant has done exhaustive research, and has, in my mind, put all doubts to rest about what happened back in Omaha all those years ago. A must-read.

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  • Caleb
  • 22-08-19

Horrifyingly jaw dropping

If any one part of this book is true the implications it has on the abuse of power by the US government is unfathomable.

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  • mary
  • 09-12-17

Why Do Citizens Trust Govt At All Anymore?!?

After scandal after scandal. Govt corruption revealed pon a daily basis. A history of assassinations; JFK, RFK, VINCE FOSTER, DC Madam Deborah Palfrey, Michael Hastings, Gary Webb, the FBI being found guilty of conspiracy leading to the assassination of MLK in a civil suit by King's family, the massive # of witnesses murdered surrounding the Warren Report & the hit on JFK. Operation Gladio, Operation Phoenix(aka The Phoenix Program), manufacturing and committing terrorism. And producing false flags like Pearl Harbour (moving the Pacific fleet from its protective W.Coast location to sitting ducks at Pearl Harbour AFTER the US had deciphered the Japanese encrypted code and knew Jap war planes were on their way with a planned attack). The Gulf of Tonkin false flag (US ships were never attacked by anyone, much less the North Vietnamese). Or lets not forget the false flag of Weapons of Mass Destruction lie to justify an invasion of Iraq (which then lead to the murder of Dr Davud Kelly, the UN's weapons inspector who stated their were no WMDs after travelling to Iraq) Then the invasion of Afghanistan to go after a handful of terrorists that were working with the CIA, and who cares about the innocent citizens of a country that'll had nothing to do with 9/11. Time to rethink what we're told is 'reality' by our loving & caring GOVTs!

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  • Maryam Drouillard
  • 04-07-19

Bryant does an excellent job

Sincerely recommended for those who are interested in this lost scandal. Shame on the media for not shedding light to this when it could’ve helped

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  • Brandon
  • 27-01-18

Quote unquote.

I’m 30 minutes into this book and have heard the phrase “quote unquote” about 6,000 times. If I wasn’t so fascinated by Franklin, I would have ditched this book almost immediately.

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  • David Neal
  • 08-06-21

Incredible but true

Amazing frightening story-hard to believe but Bryant is obviously a serious and genuine investigative journalist who questioned this story himself until he started chasing it down.
We need a sea-change in our public policy and an honest look at ourselves as a nation in order to save ourselves and our children . Thanks to independent publishers and journalists for making us aware of what most of us would rather not know at our own peril.
D Neal

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  • Aaron
  • 20-09-19

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Bryant does extensive research and the material is given in logical format, if a bit redundant at times. My criticism would be of his choice to narrate. His dialect is taxing and his annunciations are forced and imprecise. I would’ve preferred to read the printed version.

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