"Writers are people who can write about anything and meet a deadline. I have a lot of respect for writers. Authors have a burning passion that takes time to come out. I am an author," said John F. Nienstedt from his home in Surprise, Arizona.
Nienstedt is a 1956 graduate of Beloit High School in Beloit Kansas, and the author of several books. His latest book, Evil Business, allows the reader to once again join struggling columnist Norm Fuller. In Nienstedt's previous book, See the Monkey, Fuller almost won a Pulitzer prize for the column he wrote about the commandments of "evil."
As the reader joins Fuller in Evil Business, they find him struggling after not having won the Pulitzer. He is soon revisited by the voice of "Evil" and sent on a wild goose chase to Kansas City. Here Fuller discovers a new story in which he exposes the greed of businessmen by exposing the truths about three companies.
The concept that Nienstedt uses is scary. His "Golden Triangle" consists of CEOs of a food company, pharmaceutical company and chemical company. The CEOs are very good friends and have used the knowledge gained from each other to get the respective businesses flourishing in snack foods, diet soda and anti-depression drugs.
Fuller exposes the dangers of each of these items in another column that once again falls short of the pulitzer. As if to tease him, the voice leads him to a small town whose location is listed as "about two hours west of Kansas City by commuter flight." Here Fuller gets a taste of paradise and also the power of human greed.
Evil Business is a ride that leaves the reader questioning what is fact and what is fiction. The three products used by the Golden Triangle scarily resemble products that are used in everyday, ordinary foods and makes the reader question just what they are putting in their mouths. At 200 pages, the book grabs its reader from the very beginning and holds tight until the end. If you enjoy a good read that makes you think, then this is the book for you.