Busted! - The Sensational True-Life Story of an Undercover by Martyn Pritchard, Ed Laxton

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By Martyn Pritchard, Ed Laxton

The real existence tale of Martyn Pritchard who labored as an undercover cop busting hippies for drug offences within the 1970's. His paintings sparked Operation JULIE which resulted in the invention of the most important clandestine LSD lab on the planet.

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We decided that Sarah, who was ten, would go in first. She had prayed for a little sister for so long and understood the seriousness of her condition, but perhaps not the severity. Holding Sarah's hands, Rick and I walked with her into the NICU. Sarah bent down so she was eye level with Bella. Silence at first. Mouth formed in a wondering o. Eyes taking in everything in front of them. She looked up at me, then Rick. Receiving our smiles and nods in return, she turned back to look at her new baby sister.

I froze. Shocked. How could he imagine that I had not loved my little girl from the moment she was in my womb? I love her with a love infinite and unqualified, a mother’s love. My voice quaking with emotion, I responded, “I am attached to Bella. indd 13 11/14/14 10:37 AM B E L L A' S G I F T • • • During this time our babysitter, Bridget, was a lifesaver. She took great care of the children and kept our home running smoothly. It was a comfort to know that our children were being well taken care of in my absence and with such a kind, holy, and virtuous woman whom they had known for several years and who was like a big sister to them.

Surprised and excited, Julia said, “Wow! ” I smiled and opened my arms as she came to give me a hug. In a sea of people, during long days of traveling and campaigning, this moment renewed my sense of purpose and determination. Turning to their mother, I was moved by the reaction on her face. Smiles and tears simultaneously crossed her countenance. ” I squeezed her hand, smiling as a silent moment of understanding passed between us. I knew the fears, struggles, and joys of a mother with a special-needs child.

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