YOU HAVE NEVER LIVED 'til you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.
(PRWEB) February 9, 2011
Jim Gilliam writes a new suspense thriller, POINT DECEPTION, packed full of criminal activities, military action, and a likable protagonist with a tortured soul.
Surviving the mean streets of New Orleans in 1956, young Tim Kelly begins a young Indiana Jones style adventure by lying about his age to join the Coast Guard at fourteen.
Almost a decade later, Kelly transfers to San Francisco where he immediately runs afoul of his new executive officer. In lieu of a court martial Kelly volunteers for combat duty in Vietnam where three of his friends are killed in a friendly fire incident. Deeply mourning the loss of his friends, he releases his rage in an Air Force officer's club and is punished with a less than honorable discharge.
Back in the U. S. Kelly embarks on a new career as an undercover narcotics agent, entering the shadow world of drug and human trafficking sponsored by his old friend and mentor Rodolfo Guzman, a kingpin in the powerful Campeche drug cartel. His failure to check in with his handler alerts a team of Texas lawmen who embark on an illegal, clandestine, armed incursion into the sovereign territory of Mexico to rescue Tim, or recover his body. It is a bold and dangerous plan.
Jim Gilliam's novel moves like a freight train through a tight, spellbinding storyline. An engaging and fast-paced suspense thriller, POINT DECEPTION is a riveting page-turner, based on true events.
Publisher's website: http://www.booklocker.com/books/5202.html
ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-60910-621-8; Paperback 978-1-60910-620-1
About the Author:
Like his protagonist, Jim Gilliam ran away from home and joined the Coast Guard at 14. He has recently retired from the Navy's Military Sealift Command and is currently writing THE CAMPECHE REPRISAL, the exciting sequel to POINT DECEPTION. He lives with his wife Laura in Warwick, New York.
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