Monday, April 8, 2013

Review:Hailey's Paradox by:Arnold Simon

About the Book:
 Hailey's Paradox is a story of a boy raised on a Kansas farm by a fundamentalist father. Jarett Hailey clings to a belief in Creative Design when challenged by a teacher and decides to become a paleontologist and devote his life to proving the truth as written in Genesis.

That desire drives him to run for the U.S. Presidency and align himself with fundamentalist leaders who are powers both in the religious and political worlds. The dramatic plot moves to a surprising ending with a totally unexpected result.

Arnold Simon

About the Author:
Born in Manhattan and raised in Belgium, Arnold Simon experienced a fulfilling and exciting life as an anti-submarine specialist, electrical engineer, and partner in a law firm before becoming a fulltime author.

Simon's second novel, Hailey's Paradox, is an insightful, driven story of a boy raised by a fundamentalist family on the farmlands of Kansas who is taught by his father that everything that exists on earth was created by God. After Jarett Hailey's faith is challenged at school when evolution is ta in a bid for the U.S. Presidency.
After returning to America at age 14, Simon continued in high school and entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 during the height of World War II. Simon served as an officer on a Destroyer Escort to protect large convoys carrying supplies and weapons to Europe from attacks by German U-boats. During World War II Simon served as a deck officer, anti-submarine specialist, and assistant communications officer.

Simon enrolled in Yale University, graduating with a BS degree in physics in 1947. After graduating from Northwestern in 1950 with a master's degree in electrical engineering Simon went to work for Fairchild Engine and Airplane in Long Island and then Hughes Aircraft Company in California. At Hughes, Simon worked on the design of fire control systems for fighter planes and on the first unmanned soft-landing vehicle to the moon.

After earning a JD law degree from Loyola Law School in 1967, Simon became partner in a law firm, primarily engaged in acquisitions of private property for cities and redevelopment agencies. Retired, Simon is now concentrating his efforts as an author, publishing Hailey's Paradox and researching his next literary work.

My Review:
This book was very interesting, indeed. The main character a minister is trying to run for presidential office. And has his own agenda and that agenda is to invite the idea that creationism is evolution.  But the main character a reverend is wanting evolution struck from the public school system and to make creationism mandatory. Follow Reverend Pawlings and his publicist McRee as they fight to change the Constitution to better fulfill what they believe would better the country and their ambitions.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no cost for my honest review by the publisher.