I hit triple sevens on the publishing slot machine. For those following along at home, Yeager’s Law will be published in August of this year.
Synopsis: Abel Yeager is dead broke, down on his luck, and suffering from a serious case of what-the-hell-does-it-matter. His transition from active Marine to stateside long-haul trucker hit a wicked speed bump when his rig was involved in a wreck that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and laid him up for several months.
Back at work but deeply in debt, Yeager meets bookstore owner Charlie Buchanan in St. Louis and jumps at the chance to haul a load of remainder books to Austin for her. On the way south, a crew of truck thieves tracks his every move. But none of them know what Charlie’s ex has smuggled inside the book pallets, who he stole it from, or how far the owner will go to get it back. Charlie’s the first person Yeager has cared about in a long time, but as their bond deepens, so does the danger they’re in.
With enemy forces closing in, Yeager battles greed, corruption, and his own fatalism in a bid to hold true to Yeager’s First Law: come home at the end of the day.
May Day is in early edits by Divertir Publishing, to be released in early 2016.
Synopsis: The first in a planned series of novels featuring Sam Cable of the Texas Rangers and Rita Goldman of the FBI.
In “May Day”, Cable is detailed to fly with Trooper Boggs to California to escort Jade Stone, a woman accused of murdering her love. The victim is a Dallas Police Detective, Tommy Grace. Unknown to Cable, Grace is connected via his half-brother, John Bartlett, to a group of rogue federal agents with secrets to hide. Secrets they want buried with Stone at any cost.
In an attempt to kill Stone, Bartlett’s men sabotage the Cessna being flown by Trooper Boggs, which crashes in a remote part of the Gila National Forest. With Boggs severely injured, cut-off from help, Cable alone must protect Stone against Bartlett’s team of trained agents.
When a good friend of Cable’s, FBI Agent Rita Goldman, hears of her friend’s plane crash, she is desperate to help. She pursues the clues related to the dead detective’s ties to Bartlett and begins to unravel the web of deceit surrounding the organization.
As Goldman works to link the missing aircraft to Bartlett, and the ground team continues its search, Cable and Stone are hunted over the rough terrain of the Gila Forest while carrying the injured Boggs. But Stone has more than evading pursuit on her mind; she has an agenda of her own. One that she’s determined to keep hidden from Texas Ranger Sam Cable.
I’ve just signed a contract with Driven Press for Working Stiffs, release date probably also in early 2016.
Synopsis: Working Stiffs is a Science Fiction (pre-dystopian) novel of the near-future United States.
Civil liberties have been eroded. Government has replaced initiative with dependence. Unemployment has exceeded Great Depression levels.
And now, technology has created a workforce able to undertake simple, routine tasks, further displacing unskilled labor. A breakthrough in nano-technology has given us the ability to reanimate the recently dead and modify behavior of the living. Far from zombies, “Revivants” provide a ready source of cheap labor. The economic impact and social impact is potentially devastating.
Joe Warren is a college drop-out, somewhat self-absorbed and disinterested in the world’s problems. Unemployed, broke, and with no prospects, Joe only wants a job, food in his cupboard, and his girlfriend cured of the lingering sickness she’s been fighting.
Instead, he winds up in jail, tracked by government agents, forced to become an informant, and pushed into a tight crack between the federal government and a band of self-proclaimed freedom fighters.
He is forced to examine his me-first attitude and, in the process, learns some things are worth fighting—and dying—for. He must choose to sacrifice himself to save an ideal. In the end, can he muster the inner conviction to meet the ultimate challenge?
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