Nevada highway patrol trooper Joshua Newell always wanted to be a police officer. After serving a four-year commitment as a military policeman in Iraq and Afghanistan, he trades the Middle Eastern deserts for his hometown, Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. Except marathon training, which is the result of a lost bet, everything is going according to plan.
That is, until he becomes drawn into a terrorist plot that the FBI is tracking. A vengeful mastermind has planted twelve RVs loaded with explosives all over the country's national parks, and there isn't much clock left before they decimate facilities full of innocent lives. The Perseid meteor shower is coming, and this is a high season for parks and recreation.
Joshua works with FBI agent Ember Price, and they develop more than a mutual respect for each other as they race the clock and hunt down this coldblooded, homegrown terrorist.
The Perseid Plan is the first in a series of Joshua Newell and Ember Price novels that are sure to engage, entertain, and captivate readers.
About the Author
Chris Mertes is an amateur astronomer, magazine contributor, lifelong motorcyclist, and lover of adventure. His respect for the United States and passion for its beautiful national parks inspired him to place his novel in that setting. He hopes his characters' journeys will provide emotionally engaging entertainment to readers.
Mertes is a military police veteran who lives in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife and miniature poodle.