THIS STORY is about a remarkable Viking family of great genius in the 11th century. The family coaxed tremendous wealth from the earth by invention and hard work, only to be driven from country to country by despotic kings and governments of TAKERS. If you are of Scandinavian, Scottish, Irish or English decent, these may have been your struggling ancestors. The action in this book takes place in a time before the protection of the Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States and the American Bill of Rights. Read about a heroic families' struggle for freedom and justice. If you enjoyed reading the concepts of Ann Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED, you will find the Magnusson family struggling with the same issues of the government TAKING the intellectual capital and hard work of the people...1,000 years ago. Readers have said, It's a Viking James Bond...it's a page turner. Others have said, THE TAKERS are a metaphor of today's business unfriendly American government. It's the ruling (TAKING) class with their sharp swords, against the producers of wealth and jobs.
The author, Pat Patterson was a businessman for many years. He grew up in Mississippi on a cotton farm. He worked in Memphis, TN, now retired to Punta Gorda, Florida where he lives in paradise, and writes fiction. email@example.com.