It’s not quite finished yet on paper, but it’s all there in my head, so it shouldn’t be too much longer now. The title of the next book is Seven Seconds. It picks up about a year after CoD/MI ends.
Here’s a draft of the blurb. It’s going to get edited down I’m sure, but this is how it looked when I sent it in:
In early 2003, an ousted U.N. weapons inspector is assassinated on the eve of a bombshell press conference. Rumors surface that it wasn’t just the imminent invasion of Iraq that this man had tried to prevent. He’d been passed damning evidence of a worldwide cabal of unimaginable power and wealth as old as civilization, and their endgame that the coming war was meant to set in motion.
It was the stuff of the wildest conspiracy theories: a global elite engineering the crash of financial markets, the soaring prices of food and energy, the spiraling collapse of fiat currencies, the rise of a technological surveillance state, the numbing of the general population through a manufactured climate of fear. With the murdered man discredited and his evidence destroyed, all of it would soon be dismissed and forgotten.
But two intertwined parts of a coded warning survived the assassination. One half is in the hands of a young female operative, already on the run from her own dark past. The other is delivered to the only man alive capable of unlocking its promise: a long-suppressed technology that could either usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for all mankind, or become the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.”
I’m really enjoying reading this one, and I think you will, too. More soon.