Friday, February 5, 2016
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 nation helpless.
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 at http://hlwegley.com
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