Author: K.T. Mince
ISBN 978-1-62137-001-7 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-002-4 (eBook)
Driven to the brink of madness when the murderer of his wife and child is set free by the court system, ordinary working stiff truck driver and businessman, Rodney Adler, declares his own personal war on the party his insane mind believes responsible for this travesty of justice: the City of San Francisco.
On a remote highway in rural Northern California he singlehandedly hijacks a load of radioactive fuel rods and sets about building a nuclear "dirty bomb" to destroy San Francisco's most recognizable landmark. The ensuing search for the stolen nuclear material brings hundreds of cops and government specialists into a nationwide investigation that leads across the entire country, and back to the Bay Area.
As the investigation continues, newly promoted California Highway Patrol Captain Erin "Red" Wolff, call sign 34-C, has problems of her own to deal with. Thousands of demonstrators have descended on the Bay Area to protest an upcoming economic conference in San Francisco. Attending that meeting will be eight of the most powerful leaders in the world, including the President of the United States.
Over the next five days, fate would put Rodney Adler and "Red" Wolff on a collision course that leads to the Golden Gate Bridge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During his 30 year career with the California Highway Patrol, the author worked all over the state. Starting off as a rookie working the graveyard shift on the busy freeways of Los Angeles, he learned that "street smarts" of dealing with the night people of L.A. Then came four years of motorcycle duty. After three motorcycle accidents, he transferred to the CHP Academy where he was an instructor for four years, teaching Physical Training and Patrol Tactics. Promoting through the ranks he was a patrol sergeant in the Napa Valley, and then the Lieutenant in command of Crescent City in rural Northern California. As a Captain, he commanded the Marin County squad with responsibility for the Golden Gate Bridge. His last assignment was at the Highway Patrol's Sacramento headquarters, where as Deputy Chief, he was in charge of Personnel and Training Division.
After retiring he moved to the island of Kauai, where he lives with his wife and two dogs. On Kauai, he was a SCUBA instructor for five years. He now works as the project director for a job training program at Kauai Community College, and teaches at the local police academy.
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