The 21st Century started off dangerous and got worse. America is working its way back, wounded, but recovering and rebuilding. Exceptionalism is a memory, but embers glow in the darkness. Hope is alive. A maverick scientist, GERRY PATTON, works alone behind tight security. Her wild card project could ensure government survival if Washington was destroyed, but it’s being sabotaged. MIKE MICKELSON (“Twenty Mike”), a Marine, was gravely wounded when his command post in Yemen was overrun. Now unfit for combat, he’s assigned to help Gerry. Unknown enemies are watching. An attack is planned, a coup orchestrated by officials in our own government. Gerry’s program could hamper their plans. Why take a chance? She’s a Soft Target. Can Mike save Gerry? Can she help him heal? Can they prevent a paralyzing WMD attack?
John Trudel has authored two nonfiction books and three thriller novels, God’s House, Privacy Wars and Soft Target. He has had a long career in high technology and written columns for several national magazines. He lives in Oregon and Arizona.