Synopses & Reviews
Ryan Elder was an ordinary college kid when his life was torn apart by his parents' shattering double suicide. Years later, still haunted by his loss, he's tried to bury the past and live a normal life. But "normal" is about to get a whole new meaning.... Out of the blue, Ryan receives a battered letter containing only a phone number and the words "Department Thirty" -- written in his mother's hand. Lured back to his boyhood home in Oklahoma City, he begins to unravel his parents' connections to a mysterious government agency...a web of assassination and betrayal... and a menacing, shadowy figure who knows Ryan's past -- and will determine his destiny. Now, to prevent an ultimate act of domestic terror, Ryan must find out why he has become the next puppet in a legacy of deception -- and who is pulling the strings. David Kent builds suspense and paranoia to a fever pitch in this heart-pounding conspiracy thriller, his debut novel. Twist by electrifying twist, a secret government agenda comes to light -- and one man fights to survive.
In this well-plotted debut thriller, a letter written by Ryan Elder's mother just before her death reveals Ryan's parents were not what they appeared to be, and drops Ryan in an intricate web of domestic terrorism as a plan conceived before he was born is put in motion. Original.
About the Author
is the pseudonym for Kent Anderson, program director and on-air radio personality for KCSC, Oklahoma City's classical music station. He is a former press secretary, speechwriter, and media advisor to several congressional candidates in Oklahoma. Department Thirty
is his debut novel. He is currently writing his next book, which will be published by Pocket Star Books in 2004. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and three sons.
Visit his website: www.davidkentauthor.com.