Note: As of June 2015, MELTDOWN is available at Amazon Books.
No two soldiers experience war in the same way.
This rings true in my new novel, MELTDOWN, to be released in May, 2015. Former Army Ranger Jared Bolten’s dishonorable discharge leaves him angry not only at the military but the government as well. Jared lets the world know his rage when he shoots into a crowd enjoying an outdoor concert on the Fourth of July. Another former soldier, Sam Briggs, is wounded from an IED and comes back physically and emotionally damaged. He internalizes his war experience with flashbacks, nightmares, and suicidal thoughts. Although the men seem to have nothing in common other than their separate involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are entangled in an extensive manhunt by local and federal law enforcement. Because there are fears of another attack which could kill and injure even more innocent citizens, their immediate capture puts law enforcement on high alert, pulling out all the stops. Caught in the middle of the investigation is Megan Moore who police believe is much more than a friend to Briggs as she claims. She feigns no knowledge of the shooting, but her lack of cooperation and evidence police have uncovered makes her appear guilty. Homicide Detective Chris Lagoni hopes she is innocent when his interest in her crosses a line in professionalism. He could risk his career with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department if he lets his personal feelings get in the way of the investigation.
This is a story that deals with truth, lies, courage, and fear. It is a fast-paced, page-turner that will leave the reader wondering how far will men go to achieve their goals.