Milwaukee Deep

An Ambrose Nobel Novel

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Pub Date 02 May 2023 | Archive Date 09 Jun 2023
Amplify Publishing Group, Subplot Publishing

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Inspired by the true events and mysticism of a small Caribbean island, Milwaukee Deep employs endearing characters, evocative plot, powerful prose, and fast-paced action to portray a stirring history more poignant for its enduring relevance.

Amateur fighter and freelance writer Ambrose Nobel is a vocal advocate for those with traumatic pasts. Ambrose’s own experiences have left her deeply suspicious, reclusive, and often unable to communicate under stress. We meet her in the delicate space between shedding destructive relationships and cautiously forming healthier ones.

Researching a family history she is ghostwriting, Ambrose is drawn to Vieques, a small Puerto Rican island commandeered by the US military as a weapons dump and proving ground for over sixty years. Immersed in the island, Ambrose’s personal struggles overlay the island’s storied history and the legacy of the natives who survived the decades-long assault.

Among the gentle, resilient hospitality of the locals, and coupled with the heady hoodoo and an expanded awareness of the sultry island, Ambrose verges between the wisdom of the dead and the cruelty of the living. She must decide which reality to believe, who to trust, and what constitutes right among so many wrongs. Vieques, the island itself, laden with biological and nuclear waste, and drenched in the blood of its people, remains eager for revenge. It teeters on the edge of the Atlantic’s deepest and most volatile fault point: Milwaukee Deep.

Inspired by the true events and mysticism of a small Caribbean island, Milwaukee Deep employs endearing characters, evocative plot, powerful prose, and fast-paced action to portray a stirring history...

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If you break Milwaukee Deep down to its grassroots, you get a love story. It might be about an investigative journalist doing their due diligence and trying to release the facts about the crimes the American government and armed forces have committed against its people from a small island that America likes to forget about, but in reality it is all about how much this writer loves MMA, kickboxing, history, Puerto Rico, and most of all the truth. Read along as debut novelist Kirstie Croga does her best to give you all that information in 180 pages or less.

Honestly, it was a treat to read so much in a compact book that I binge read it in about two and a half hours. I highly recommend people who like mysteries, crime, and history to pick this up. Hey, you may just learn something. I hope the writer continues to write as she will no doubt get better after each piece of work. Yes, so people may not like that she over uses the comma, forgets what a period is, and tries to beat the world record for the longest sentence. Still, it was nice to see a writer feel so comfortable to tell the story as it was and not worry about readers who can't handle sentence structures that don't make their eyes feel sexy looking at words. Great Job! And keep up the great work.

Love Always Chris Humphrey

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