I took time out from writing The Twelve Shepherds to pen a new Jack Randall thriller. It’s available on Amazon, Apple, Google Play, and Kobo for Pre-order (at a lower price) and the final version will out on April 15th.
I give you…the blurb:
When desperate people fleeing the path of a major hurricane chose to do so through the tiny border town of Homeland, Florida, it brings trouble the town is not prepared for.
Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI, and his partner Sydney Lewis, only want to get home to DC and pursue their case against the vigilante group known as the Twelve Shepherds. The short cut looked like a good idea.
A few cars ahead of them are four men who had the same thought, but with very different goals. Armed to the teeth and carrying 50 keys of cocaine destined for the east coast, the four men find themselves caught between the FBI and a pair of small town deputies.
Cut off from the outside world by the storm and a washed-out bridge, Jack must team up with the young policemen to save the town from four violent killers.
One of which is something he did not expect.
Homeland is the fifth novel in the best-selling Jack Randall series of thrillers.
How did I get the idea for this book, you ask?
Well, I’ll tell ya.
We have a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina that we visit as much as possible. If you’ve seen the movies “Last of the Mohicans” and “The Hunger Games,” you’ll recognize the area. Beautiful country and I highly recommend that you don’t visit so I can have it all to myself.
The drive is quite long though, and I prefer back roads to interstates highways. One of these back roads takes us through the tiny town of Homeland, Georgia. It’s right on the border with Florida and usually takes less than a minute to pass through. But when you’re a writer, and you have miles and miles of mind-numbing road ahead of you, you start to daydream a bit.
The town, its name, and the fact that it was raining, prompted the idea for the book and by the time we arrived in the mountains I had the general plot worked out. The rest was a battle with ongoing stories and other deadlines until I finally had to go to the mountains all by myself in order to finish it. The suffering was real.
So here’s Homeland. Just imagine a gun battle inside a cage the size of a small town…during a hurricane. Nobody gets out without some damage in this one.
The scene of the suffering. (That chair is a little hard on the butt after an hour or so).
I’ll be back to The Twelve Shepherds very soon. Promise.