The Turnings of Fire
2064 AD - Baker SWAT team risks their lives each mission to keep the people of New Sacramento, California safe from deadly nano-sized robots released by terrorists.
On a critical mission, they find they've been sent up to take the fall for some mysterious reason. In the days to come, team loyalty and courage are the only thing keeping them and the city from imminent peril and death. More
2064 - A combat team is only as good as its members; only as good as the bonds between them. To each member of Baker team, all are family; all are people for whom they would put their lives on the line.
Baker ARIEL SWAT team has only one mission; keep twenty-five million residents of New Sacramento safe from deadly nano-sized intelligent robots getting into the hands of terrorists. Dangerous? Specialist Sunny explains to a new crew member, ‘Watch your ass, Newbie. When Tier-5 nanobots get loose, they are self-replicating, artificially intelligent, can truncate your Telomeres and kill your ass, Pal!’
Captain Griffin Taylor, SWAT's finest pilot and leader of Baker team, flies using a direct interface to his brain monitored by First Lieutenant Nadia Piotrowski, his Com officer. Only one problem; she's in love with him and that could interfere with their missions. But, because of an earlier accident, he can't remember her. As Latisha, Sargent on the team tells her, 'He's a damned good pilot, but do your job and don't get us all killed because of you feelings for him. Crew for somebody else or let him go.' Still, she sticks.
Called on a Zero Priority mission, Griffin, and his team fly through a Force-5 storm to reach the target to catch a criminal fleeing with deadly nano-robots from a research facility. All goes well until the aircraft collides with debris in a storm. Aided by Nadia, Griffin brings the craft back under control, and they arrive at their target.
When Griffin takes the perpetrator down by Griffin, the last thing she whispers in his ear as she passes out is that Baker team's been set up on a bogus mission. Later, finding what she said to be true, he knows Baker team is in danger.
It is Nadia's faithfulness and love for Griffin, the team's loyalty and courage that guide them on a new and more dangerous mission to stop what will become mass murder if they fail to act.
"Turnings of Fire is a fast, exhilarating read. It's an engaging top-notch thriller that's wonderfully entertaining. Immensely readable storytelling."
Lee Collins, Writer
"Simultaneously exciting and thought-provoking, "The Turnings of Fire" is both a compelling read and a convincing, wholly original vision of the near future." Marc Taurisano, Author and Screenwriter
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