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Book 1: Tahoma’s Hammer
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The day their world changed started out just like any normal, drizzly, October day in the Pacific Northwest. Phil Walker had just finished taking a bottled water delivery from Tony Manners at the gun-range he operates. Phil’s son Crane was building scaffold in a dry-dock at the local naval shipyard. Petty Officer Carmen Martinez and Dr. Stuart Schwartz were about to board a plane bound for L.A. The ground turned to jelly as a massive earthquake rocks Washington state.
Numbness and disbelief are the pre-dominant feelings as people start to grasp the enormity of destruction. The control tower at Seatac Airport is damaged, as is the famed Space Needle. Some bridges have fallen, while the roads become parking lots for the ones that haven’t. At the Washington State Naval Shipyard, Captain Marie Darnell is assessing the damage and the threat to the Navy’s assets. Nobody realizes that this was only the pre-cursor until three hours later when a Magnitude 9.0 mega-thrust earthquake triggers Mt. Rainier to erupt, and it dissolves into mud and ash. A tsunami wipes out the coast. Preparedness has become trendy, but nobody is truly prepared for what is happening. The electric grid not only falls, it creates a domino effect of power and internet failures throughout the entire country. Entire cities become mired in 20-foot thick mud, killing hundreds of thousands. The ports are inoperable. The Space Needle falls.
Phil sets-up a safety-camp at his gun-range, while his son works to stop flooding that will destroy an aircraft carrier. Captain Darnell works at keeping this catastrophe from becoming a nuclear contamination nightmare. Dr. Schwartz and Carmen must learn to work together for mutual survival. The ill-prepared Tony steps-out to find his missing girls. The best and worst of humanity surfaces as people become thirsty, hungry and dangerous. The prepared become targets in the eyes of those in-need. Everybody is a target to the criminals. A flu-outbreak triggers the surrounding states to set-up a containment line, isolating Washington into a near-lawless zone. Father and son both learn about ultimate sacrifice.
People learn once more how much they can handle—and how to care for one another—as they band together. Tony finds his girls, but reports that things are near-apocalyptic in Seattle. Stuart and Carmen find personal strengths in themselves as they make their way to safety through dangerous paths. The navy averts crisis, but at all costs. As the community learns to work together on a larger-scale, it becomes apparent that this is just the beginning of more serious challenges ahead.
Book 2: ORDER DIVESTED
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AVAILABLE JANUARY 18TH, 2020!
Part two of this 9.0 earthquake and volcano trilogy picks up right where the exciting conclusion to Tahoma’s Hammer left you hanging. As new allies begin to move onto the rifle club’s property, Phil must begin the grieving process for the recent personal tragedy. Rising violence throughout Slaughter County forces the club members to take drastic action, even at the risk of government reprisal. In the midst of this, Phil discovers a dear friend has been gravely injured. He decides to set out to find him before it’s too late.
Travel back in time, too, as new characters experience the disasters. A former Ranger moves his family to their bug-out location. A charge nurse learns the true meaning of horror when she leads the hospital’s triage center. And a sniper set on vengeance finds himself in a life and death battle with a monster.
In the shadows, as local organized crime syndicates jockey for the top spot, a subversive and ready foe is amassing an army of unbelievable size. The authorities in Seattle learn in one night how desperately out-planned and out-gunned they are. Follow as the Mendoza Cartel sets the stage for a new chapter in American history, while Phil and the Slaughter Peninsula Posse work to save Liberty from tyranny before it is completely gone.
Book 3: Spiritus Americae
Coming, March or April 2020