H. L. Wegley's Voice in the Wilderness tapped into my niggling thoughts and concerns about the United States of America. His impeccable insights and research join to make an impressive political thriller that speaks to very current concerns. Oh wait. It's fiction. It is, and it isn't.
Beautiful K.C. Banning and her childhood sweetheart Brock Daniels were separated long ago by her disapproving father. K.C. is an IT specialist for the government and learns something she
shouldn't. Brock is a conservative blogger with millions of followers. Reunited as adults in a heart-stopping, action packed quest to save the country in crisis, their feelings for one another come to an equally dangerous crossroads.
The POTUS himself is after both their lives in a desperate attempt to
keep them from getting the truth out and gathering opposition to his
plot to take over the country. He will stop at nothing, spare no
innocent life, in order to set Marshall Law in motion and make the
K.C.'s faith has grown cold, and Brock was made to feel that he'd never be good enough for her. The journey back to each other as they fight powerful and evil forces is a encouragement in growing faith and trust.
The technical and military jargon were outside of my usual genre, but not dull or distracting. I found myself rooting for the two main characters, and realized that we need more like them in the real world battles our nation faces. Like I said; it's fiction, and it isn't. Highly recommended.
H. L. Wegley served in the US Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst and a
Weather Officer. He is a Meteorologist who, while working as a
forecaster and a Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics, published
extensively in the scientific literature. After earning an MS in
Computer Science, he worked more than two decades as a Systems
Programmer at Boeing before retiring in the Seattle area, where he and
his wife of 48 years enjoy small-group ministry, their grandchildren,
beach hiking, snorkeling Maui whenever they can, and where he writes
inspirational thrillers and high-action, romantic suspense novels.
Besides his scientific publications, he published one non-fiction work,
Colby and Me: Growing up in the '50s, a humorous collection of the
childhood adventures of an early baby boomer. Check out his author site
About the Author
H. L. Wegley served as an Air Force Intelligence Analyst and a
Weather Officer. In civilian life, he worked as a research scientist,
publishing in the scientific literature, then developed Boeing computing
systems for 20 years before retiring near Seattle. He is a
multi-published author with a 4-book inspirational thriller series, 2
nonfiction books, and 4 more novels on the way.
Linda Apple is the author of Writing From Your Soul, Writing Life ~ Your Stories Matter, Connect ~ A Simple Guide to Public Speaking for Writers, POW; Promises Kept and Women Of Washington Avenue, her debut novel and the first book in her Moonlight Mississippi series. Her personal experience stories have been published in 16 of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her devotions have been published in numerous devotion magazines and books. She lives in Fayetteville Arkansas with her husband, Neal, their five children, five children-in-love, and ten grandchildren.
Jody Bailey Day writes inspirational fiction from west Texas. Her debut novel, Washout Express, released June 2013 from Harbourlight Books. Her short stories, poems, devotionals, and articles have appeared in Mature Living, Splickety Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Southern Writers Magazine, and Christiandevotions.us, She is a two time Grand Prize Winner at the East Texas Christian Writers Conference, and a Faithwriters.com Best of the Best award winner. She and her pastor husband have six grown children and nine grandchildren.
Deborah Dee Harper writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, by way of Michigan, Kentucky, Alaska, Mississippi, and Alaska (again). Deb is a graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild classes and writes Christian humorous and inspirational books for both children and adults. Her children’s adventure series, Laramie on the Lam, available in both e-book and print, is being re-published as six individual print books. Her Road’s End series (Misstep, Faux Pas, and Misjudge) for adults is also contracted and should be published soon. She is currently nearing completion on the first book of another series. She is represented by Terry Burns of Hartline Literary Agency.
Lisa Lickel is an award-winning multi-published inspirational novelist, blogger, reviewer, and writing mentor. A freelance editor, Lisa loves all things historical. Her work has appeared in Writer's Digest and Christian Fiction Online.
Liberty Speidel has been a voracious reader since reading her first Nancy Drew book. But she was telling stories long before then with her figurines from Disney's Rescue Rangers. When she's not writing, you may find her gardening, baking, crocheting, or hiking. A lifelong Kansan, she now resides in the Kansas City metro area with her husband, children, and chocolate Labrador, where she could rival Captain Jean Luc Picard in consumption of Earl Grey tea. She is the author of Emergence, Retaliation, and Capitulation, novellas and novels in her series featuring superhuman and police detective Darby Shaw.
Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in English literature (Renaissance) and for eighteen years taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His poetry has appeared in leading journals and is collected in his book Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond.His fiction includes a light-hearted mystery, Rhapsody in Red, and two suspense novels, Deadly Addictive and The Lazarus File, and a historical romance, Lightning on a Quiet Night. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences. He lives near Houston, TX, where he continues to write fiction and poetry, as well as essays on writing, ethical issues, and U.S. foreign policy.
Editor/Author Linda Yezak lives with her husband in a forest in east Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. She is a speaker/lecturer for various writers' groups and conferences. Her fiction books include Give the Lady a Ride, The Simulacrum, and The Cat Lady's Secret. Her nonfiction books include Writing in Obedience, co-written with Hartline Literary agent Terry Burns.
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