More by REGGIE RIDGWAY
Life, as Doctor Jonathan Anderson knew it, would never be the same. After being forced to resign from his prestigious role as Chief of Surgery, he returns home to find his wife in bed with another man. Consumed by desperation, the doctor resolves to take his own life. But the situation takes a tragic turn when his spouse attempts to wrestle the gun away and is accidentally killed. Convicted of her murder, Anderson is faced with a reality he is unwilling to accept. As events unfold, he discovers the extent of the corruption that brought him to prison, including a string of murders. Motivated by his desire to seek revenge on those responsible for ruining his life, Anderson must race against the clock to uncover the truth before it's too late.
When a new and potentially planet-killing contagion is discovered, Moon Shadow, an isolated resort town located in Alaska's primitive and rugged interior, becomes the focus of a military-style incursion. Major Pepper, who is in charge of the operation, has the local residents rounded up into a razor-wire inclosed quarantine. Because of the danger of a potential pandemic, they are to be transferred to a more prison-like underground quarantine. Two of the residents, Trevor, a young physician, and Jodie, an Earth Project environmentalist, are not having any of this obvious violation of human rights. They escape and are hunted down like fugitives with the full arsenal of the US Army at the Major's disposal. The two have to use a zip line to escape a three-story-burning lodge. When they seek refuge in an abandoned gold mine, the entrance is caved in by a missile strike. The two fugitives do manage to find a way out of the mine and try to make their way back to civilization and safety by floating down river on a rubber raft. While fighting for their lives against nature and the deranged Major Pepper, the two begin to fall in love with each other. They discover they have more to live for than exposing the Major for his treachery and his murder of innocent civilians for the greater good.
When two dysfunctional men with divergent backgrounds cross paths, they soon learn they must fight for each other and their country. Dr. Butcher, a physician, depressed and suicidal since the untimely death of his wife, accidentally runs down a disabled homeless man on the street. His victim is named Blade, a decorated Gulf War veteran and a prosthetic-wearing amputee. He chooses to wander the streets as he struggles to recover from PTSD. Butcher and Blade's fateful accident occurs as a two million dollar armored car heist is going down. Thwarting an attempt by the gang of thieves to eliminate witnesses, the two grab the money and escape. They are pursued by the ruthless gang, which they discover is a sleeper cell of al Qaeda terrorists bent on attacking Los Angeles on the tenth anniversary of 9-11. Butcher and Blade gather an ill-equipped band of broken soldiers and mercenaries and are forced to rely on each other and inherent skills when pressed into service to mitigate attacks against Americans on their own soil.
Great Stories for Young Adults with plenty of action and heartfelt drama. Half Life is about an extreme sports enthusiast who attempts a wing suit flight at the edge of space. Thrust into a wormhole he finds he has traveled backward in time and must now save the life of the daughter of his professor. Safe Haven is a story about a young homeless unwed mother who is faced with the decision to give her 3 year old son up for adoption and instead finds new friends at a Firehouse Safe Haven drop off. Bounce House and Halloween in the Baker Hotel are stories about survival and young kids thrust into impossible situations they have to use instincts and pure luck to survive the night. The Bee and Nannette Interrupted are stories about young people who find themselves in life altering situations they never saw themselves involved in. These stories will thrill YA readers and keep them turning the pages to see what will happen next.