Congratulations to my valued client Dr. J.R. Gold on the publication of his new political thriller, “A Boomer in Intensive Care: From the Atom Bomb to the End of Time.”
The book opens in an emergency room in Santa Fe, where the narrator, Robert Santiago, seems to meet, by chance, a nuclear scientist named Dr. Robert Marshall. But the meeting quickly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in which the hunter becomes the hunted. A connection is quickly made to the corrupt president of the United States, Rex Donald, who’s a power-hungry oligarch. The narrative becomes almost surreal – reminding one of a book like Slaughterhouse-Five – as the personal conflict widens to a massive conflagration.
This imaginative thriller – half ripped-from-the-headlines, half myth – moves briskly through its 186 pages, touching upon many of the hot button issues of today. It will keep you on the edge of your seat – and wondering what’s really going on in our nation’s capital.
- Thomas Hauck is a leading professional editor serving both veteran and emerging authors of fiction.