Terrorists set their sights on
“The Great America Race”...
As a quarter of a million spectators
gather in Daytona Beach for the biggest stock car race of the season,
fanatics backed by rogue elements of the Iranian government target the
unsuspecting fans for annihilation.
Although this heinous plot is uncovered early, a change of plans by the terrorists—coupled with human failings by key people in the investigation, cause the authorities to miss some vital information.
The whole country reels in the aftermath of the attack as tens of thousands of people are killed or seriously injured. Then bad judgment by government officials set in motion a series of unintended consequences that plunges the country into circumstances not seen since the great depression.
America’s enemies become emboldened while the U.S. President contemplates action. The United States is seen by many to be powerless and weak. Some fanatical world leaders try to take advantage of the country’s plight—seriously underestimating the President’s resolve to protect the American People.
grips the nation
The Last Heartbeat is a fast moving tale that explores some controversial topics while treating the reader to an exciting thriller resplendent with deception, intrigue and suspense. When an illegal raid by the DEA on a suspected drug trafficker goes terribly wrong, it unleashes a torrent of attacks on the nation.
No segment of the population is immune from the terror and government agents seem powerless to stop it. An elaborate scheme of retribution by narco-terrorists using one of the most dangerous substances on earth plunges the country into panic. The deadly substance kills or injures thousands as it finds its way into the environment. The very heart of the country’s political system comes under assault while at the same time, the nation’s food supply is put in jeopardy.
Even with some of the sharpest minds in the country working on the investigation, the authorities are baffled. The attacks continue with the investigators always a step or two behind the conspirators. Then frustration turns into inaction as petty jealousies and turf wars begin to hamper the investigation. Finally, the authorities close in on the perpetrators, and when all is thought to be over, a new threat emerges—this time more deadly than the last.