A Snippet of The Nostrum Conspiracy

A Snippet of The Nostrum Conspiracy

Quote from The Nostrum Conspiracy

“What do you think marriage is?” asked Marguerite.

The lawyer in me spoke up and said, “It’s a legal binding agreement to share one’s life and worldly goods with another person.”

Marguerite raised an eyebrow, but said nothing.  Instead she waited for more.  I felt like there was something better inside of me to give.  It was something more real than the legal bullshit I had just spouted.  I swallowed.  Marguerite wanted more than legalese and Ginny was looking crushed by my comments.

“It’s completion,” I said.  “Like closing a circle.  Ginny completes me.”

Marguerite nodded her approval.

“Dude,” said Eric softly.

Camo Girl dabbed at a tear in the corner of her eye.

Pony Tail gripped my shoulder and said softly, “Yes.”

Ginny closed the gap between us in two quick steps.  At first I thought she was going to throw her arms around me, but she stopped just short and held me with her eyes.

I liked what I saw in Ginny’s eyes and would have been content to gaze into them, but slowly she stretched a hand to my cheek and caressed it ever so lightly with the back of her finger tips.  A spark of electricity crackled between us and some of the tension I had been carrying around for the last few days melted away.

Ginny’s breath quickened.  In anticipation of her touch, my breathing matched pace with hers.  I wasn’t disappointed.  She curled her hand behind my neck and then pulled me into a kiss.  I had never experienced anything like it.  The kiss filled an ocean of loneliness with love and I knew that I would never be the same.

 

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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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