November 13, 2013
Re: Two suspense novels of a series, Plus Hunted and Civil War 2012 by Don White
(Book One) ESCALATION – Hold Onto Your Heart
and (Book Two) CIVIL WAR 2012,
Imperial Addiction and Dereliction
ESCALATION: Amateur sleuth Rip Rhymer must discover why and who had him beaten in a surprise attack at his Lido Beach, Florida home. His quest escalates into war with drug lords with Washington and Nigerian connections. Complicating matters, he falls in love with the mastermind’s daughter and fights his way to the real ringleader.
Civil War 2012: When cocaine washes ashore near Rip Rhymer’s Florida home, this amateur sleuth searches for drug runners in the Gulf of Mexico. Shooting erupts and Rip and friends capture the smugglers, exciting intrigue about the drug mob leader. Clues lead to Nigeria and the White House where Southern leaders demand the president resign.
ESCALATION is a 300-page, 81,394-word suspense novel similar to past books you have represented. CIVIL WAR 2012 has 96,821 words and 256 pages. Please consider both.
ESCALATION begins like a James Patterson novel – staccato, heart-stopping action. But as Nigerian Merrie Aggray appears, it morphs into fast-paced, run-for-your-life romance-suspense. A love affair heats up and Rhymer discovers Montaband Aggray’s double, not Merrie’s father, has ordered him sanctioned. Rip goes to Toronto and back to Orlando. Amidst a fusillade of gangster gunfire, Merrie and her dog Nifty are killed. “A siren went off inside, then I let go. My soul moaned and refused to be comforted. Its sound was loud and malicious, like the damned in hell screeching and cursing from the grave, screaming revenge.”.
“Come and get me you bastards. I’ll kill every one of you!”
Rip’s friend defines the book: “I’ve decided it’s not the guns of the world that create all the problems,” Coop said. “It’s the escalation.”
I thought about it for a moment. “That’s true,” I said. “We had a Hummer riding shotgun for us, they came up with a friggen heavily armed attack helicopter equipped with a machine gun, grenade launcher, and rockets. We had Kevlar and an armored car. They finally realized it and right at the end they used armor-piercing bullets that killed Merrie. Then I blew ‘em up with a stinger missile. What the hell will they think of next, a neutron bomb?”
CIVIL WAR 2012 is averted due to Rip Rhymer’s intrepid actions, revealing to a nation a drug trafficking president and a plot to dismantle the Constitution. These are acts of an imperial president. The South revolts and prepares for a second Civil War. Rip’s courageous acts abort the war when he captures and transports the president to Florida for trial where he’s wanted for murder and drug trafficking. The most famous attorney in America, Victor Bugliosi gets his wish – the chance to prosecute a crooked president.
Don White is a prolific published writer, former AP newsman and more than 100 published articles last year on Hub Pages including chapters of CIVIL WAR 2012 under the title “Dragon Hunter.” He has lived abroad and traveled widely, writing two unpublished novellas, but these are his first book-length fiction.
Thank you for considering these novels. Completed manuscripts available upon request.
Don White, 407-905-250, 5136 Tildens Grove Blvd., Windermere, FL 34786