Oliver's   book   "Citizens   Ununited"   is amazing.      I      rarely      like      it      when foreigners     write     about     Russians, perhaps    because    I'm    familiar    with Russian    reality.    Many    books    about Russia   and   the   Russians   seem   to   be naive.   But   P.R.   Oliver   did   an   amazing job.     You     easily     believe     to     his characters        because        they        are multifaceted,     perfectly     prescribed, and   full   of   life.   They   are   smart   and funny,         sometimes         dangerous, sometimes   sharp.   All   lines   in   the   novel   are   very   logical.   The   plot   captures   from   the first   lines.   All   the   plot's   twists   are   not   very   predictable.   This   book   has   everything you   expect   from   a   good   thriller.   Thanks,   P.R.   Oliver   for   the   excellent   book   and interview! JBN: Please tell the little bit about you... P.R.   Oliver:   I   am   an   attorney   in   Billings,   Montana;   I   was   born   in   California   and   raised   in Virginia.   I   am   a   graduate   of   the   University   of   Montana   law   school,   attended   Washington and   Lee   University   and   received   degrees   from   Virginia   Tech   and   the   University   of   Virginia. I   was   an   army   brat.   I’ve   lived   in   quite   a   few   places   in   the   US   and   I   have   traveled   a   little   bit.      I’ve   not   been   in   Ukraine   or   Russia,   but   I want to. JBN: When did you start to write? P.R.   Oliver:   When   I   was   in   high   school   I   used   to   write   short   stories,   and   then   I   wrote   for   a   weekly   newspaper.   I   have   never   written   any novels   until   this   one. The   idea   for   the   novel   started   when   I   saw   pictures   of   a   beautiful   girl   on   the   internet.      From   that   the   story   started   to develop   about   a   guy   who   saw   a   beautiful   women   on   an   Internet.   It   expanded   from   there   but   the   part   about   the   guy   seeing   the   beautiful woman   is   still   in   the   book.      It   took   about   three   years   to   write   it.   I   can   remember   sitting   in   the   back   of   legal   hearings,   waiting   my   turn   and writing the novel. JBN: What is your book about? P.R.   Oliver:   The   story   is   about   a   United   State   Supreme   court   decision   called   "Citizens   United"   which   allowed   unlimited,   undisclosed contributions   to   Political   Action   Committees.   The   decision   opened   the   flood   gates   for   large   amounts   of   money   from   corporations   and very   wealthy   people   to   the   PAC’s.   The   main   character   is   a   former   Montana   rodeo   star   and   sharpshooter   now   living   in   the   Boston   area, Alexandra   (Alex)   Pipe.   She   got   a   degree   in   mathematics   and   statistics,   but   she   still   has   her   horses   and   she   still   rides.      She   is   such   a good   shot   that   she   can   draw   a   pistol   and   shoot   the   tip   of   your   ear   off.      She   got   a   very   good   job   in   the   Boston   area   and   one   day   noticed some   unusual   information   on   her   computer.      Suddenly   people   started   to   die.   And   then   her   roommate’s   friend   from   college   was murdered   in   Washington   DC. The   woman   who   was   killed   was   a   freelance   investigative   journalist.      She   had   been   hired   by   a   US   senator to   investigate   a   Political   Action   Committee   and   the   movement   of   the   political   contributions   they   received.   She   came   too   close   to   the truth   and   she   was   murdered   by   them.     The   rest   of   the   story   is   about Alex   and   her   friends   tracking   the   murderers   and   investigating   what they were doing with the money. JBN: One of the prototypes of your characters is your close friend... P.R.   Oliver:   Yes.   Her   real   name   is   Pam   Santy   but   in   the   book,   her   name   is   Pam   Robinson.   They   both   speak   French.   My   Pam   taught English   to   the   French   students.   There   are   other   similarities   such   as   how   tall   she   is   and   how   old   she   is.   My   Pam   would   speak   French   to me   at   work   about   something   because   she   knew   that   I   wouldn't   understand   a   single   world. And   Pam   from   book   does   it   to   her   boss.   Her boss would listen to her and answer: "Whatever!”  Same as I did. JBN: Please tell us an interesting fact about your novel... P.R.   Oliver:      The   main   male   character   of   the   book   is   macho   and   a   womanizer   and   an   alcoholic.      Even   though   I   am   the   author   of   the story,   I   don't   particularly   like   him.   But   for   some   reason,   many   other   people   do   like   him.   For   instance   one   of   my   friends   asked   me:   "How can somebody not like him?” It's amazing when your creation starts to live its own life and you cannot always influence it! JBN: Do you work on some other stories? P.R.   Oliver:   Yes,   I   do.   The   next   book   that   I   am   thinking   of   writing   is   about   pressure   on   the   freedom   of   the   press   by   a   group   who   won the   last   election.   It   will   take   place   in   Montana.   It   will   be   about   having   to   deal   with   everything   that   is   going   on   as   a   result   of   regulations and   pressure   on   free   speech.   It’s   about   group   that   took   over   the   government   of   US,   similar   to   the   NAZI’s   in   Germany,   and   how   they shut down the free press. P.R.   Oliver   is   married   with   three   grown   children   and   lives   in   a   log   home   outside   of   Billings   on   twenty   acres   where   he   and   his wife   raise   angus   cattle,   horses,   and   chickens.   He   says   raising   farm   animals   and   farm   chores   are   not   as   easy   as   they   sound and he has developed a deep respect for farmers and ranchers. FB page: https://www.facebook.com/prolivernovels/ Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Citizens-Ununited-Novel-P-R-Oliver/dp/1543416802
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Oliver's               book "Citizens    Ununited" is   amazing.   I   rarely like          it          when foreigners           write about          Russians, perhaps        because I'm       familiar       with Russian           reality. Many    books    about Russia       and       the Russians   seem   to   be   naive.   But   P.R.   Oliver   did   an   amazing job.   You   easily   believe   to   his   characters   because   they   are multifaceted,   perfectly   prescribed,   and   full   of   life.   They   are smart   and   funny,   sometimes   dangerous,   sometimes   sharp. All   lines   in   the   novel   are   very   logical.   The   plot   captures   from the   first   lines.   All   the   plot's   twists   are   not   very   predictable. This   book   has   everything   you   expect   from   a   good   thriller. Thanks, P.R. Oliver for the excellent book and interview! JBN: Please tell the little bit about you... P.R.     Oliver:     I     am     an attorney         in         Billings, Montana;    I    was    born    in California     and     raised     in Virginia.   I   am   a   graduate   of the   University   of   Montana law        school,        attended Washington        and        Lee University      and      received degrees   from   Virginia   Tech and      the      University      of Virginia.    I    was    an    army brat.    I’ve    lived    in    quite    a few   places   in   the   US   and   I have    traveled    a    little    bit.      I’ve   not   been   in   Ukraine   or Russia, but I want to. JBN:   When   did   you   start   to write? P.R.   Oliver:   When   I   was   in   high   school   I   used   to   write   short stories,   and   then   I   wrote   for   a   weekly   newspaper.   I   have   never written   any   novels   until   this   one.   The   idea   for   the   novel   started when   I   saw   pictures   of   a   beautiful   girl   on   the   internet.      From   that the   story   started   to   develop   about   a   guy   who   saw   a   beautiful women   on   an   Internet.   It   expanded   from   there   but   the   part   about the   guy   seeing   the   beautiful   woman   is   still   in   the   book.      It   took about   three   years   to   write   it.   I   can   remember   sitting   in   the   back   of legal hearings, waiting my turn and writing the novel. JBN: What is your book about? P.R.   Oliver:   The   story   is   about   a   United   State   Supreme   court decision     called     "Citizens     United"     which     allowed     unlimited, undisclosed    contributions    to    Political   Action    Committees.    The decision   opened   the   flood   gates   for   large   amounts   of   money   from corporations   and   very   wealthy   people   to   the   PAC’s.   The   main character   is   a   former   Montana   rodeo   star   and   sharpshooter   now living    in    the    Boston    area,   Alexandra    (Alex)    Pipe.    She    got    a degree   in   mathematics   and   statistics,   but   she   still   has   her   horses and   she   still   rides.      She   is   such   a   good   shot   that   she   can   draw   a pistol   and   shoot   the   tip   of   your   ear   off.      She   got   a   very   good   job in    the    Boston    area    and    one    day    noticed    some    unusual information   on   her   computer.      Suddenly   people   started   to   die. And   then   her   roommate’s   friend   from   college   was   murdered   in Washington   DC.   The   woman   who   was   killed   was   a   freelance investigative   journalist.      She   had   been   hired   by   a   US   senator   to investigate   a   Political Action   Committee   and   the   movement   of   the political   contributions   they   received.   She   came   too   close   to   the truth   and   she   was   murdered   by   them.      The   rest   of   the   story   is about     Alex     and     her     friends     tracking     the     murderers     and investigating what they were doing with the money. JBN:   One   of   the   prototypes   of   your   characters   is   your   close friend... P.R.   Oliver:   Yes.   Her   real   name   is   Pam   Santy   but   in   the   book, her   name   is   Pam   Robinson.   They   both   speak   French.   My   Pam taught     English     to     the     French     students.     There     are     other similarities   such   as   how   tall   she   is   and   how   old   she   is.   My   Pam would   speak   French   to   me   at   work   about   something   because   she knew   that   I   wouldn't   understand   a   single   world.   And   Pam   from book    does    it    to    her    boss.    Her    boss    would    listen    to    her    and answer: "Whatever!”  Same as I did. JBN: Please tell us an interesting fact about your novel... P.R.   Oliver:      The   main   male   character   of   the   book   is   macho   and a   womanizer   and   an   alcoholic.      Even   though   I   am   the   author   of the   story,   I   don't   particularly   like   him.   But   for   some   reason,   many other   people   do   like   him.   For   instance   one   of   my   friends   asked me:   "How   can   somebody   not   like   him?”   It's   amazing   when   your creation   starts   to   live   its   own   life   and   you   cannot   always   influence it! JBN: Do you work on some other stories? P.R.   Oliver:   Yes,   I   do.   The   next   book   that   I   am   thinking   of   writing is   about   pressure   on   the   freedom   of   the   press   by   a   group   who won   the   last   election.   It   will   take   place   in   Montana.   It   will   be   about having   to   deal   with   everything   that   is   going   on   as   a   result   of regulations   and   pressure   on   free   speech.   It’s   about   group   that took    over    the    government    of    US,    similar    to    the    NAZI’s    in Germany, and how they shut down the free press. P.R.   Oliver   is   married   with   three   grown   children   and   lives   in a   log   home   outside   of   Billings   on   twenty   acres   where   he   and his   wife   raise   angus   cattle,   horses,   and   chickens.   He   says raising   farm   animals   and   farm   chores   are   not   as   easy   as they    sound    and    he    has    developed    a    deep    respect    for farmers and ranchers. FB page: https://www.facebook.com/prolivernovels/ Amazon:    https://www.amazon.com/Citizens-Ununited-Novel-P-R- Oliver/dp/1543416802
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