That quote from Edmund Burke has been paraphrased by some, but the message is always the same.
It comes from a time that gave birth to our country and in one simple sentence explains the essence of what makes us free. The willingness to take a stand for what is right, against any odds.
Those ideals are the inspiration for my character, the mysterious and secretive assassin known to the world only as, “The Son.”
Set slightly in our future, yet close enough to be uncomfortable, the stories expose a layer of evil that goes untouched by the law. High ranking political figures, who use their positions to protect them, while committing unspeakable crimes.
My protagonist investigates the charges against these people and if proven to himself, he takes what he sees as “appropriate action.” His morals and ethics are patterned after the Sons of Liberty. Those revolutionary patriots are today seen as heroes, but in their time that was in question. I leave the answer, as to this character, up to you.
The story of “The Son” is currently a five book series, with more on the way. I hope you will enjoy the saga.
From his home outside Atlanta, Georgia, Doug is currently writing his seventh novel, the sixth of the action thriller series, The Son. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, but raised a true southerner, Doug spent most of his high school years in South Georgia. Moving with family to the Atlanta area in 1964, he has spent his adult life there. Three years in the military the only interruption. Married to his wife of nearly forty-five years, they live in a modest home where they raised their three children. They now enjoy watching two granddaughters grow and express themselves through their own individual talents.
Doug began writing after retiring from two simultaneously held careers, one as a regional representative for a major retailing firm, the other as a private contractor operating his own business. The first spanned over thirty-two years and his private business operated successfully for just over twenty-eight years.
His first book, It Was Thursday is short by novel standards. Doug calls it the unnerving tale of an event that should never happen. But this story shows us how it could, if it ever did. A quick, page turning, thrill ride as described by his readers.
Buoyed by the reaction to his work, Doug began to unravel the tale of a new hero, a loner who sought to right impossible wrongs. Acts perpetrated by a level of people protected from society through their positions and power. Cloaked in secrecy, the character seeks to remove these villains from our government. His strict rules, which protect that secrecy, work well but are hard to maintain.
The works are fiction, but as the writer calls them, Plausible Fiction. Stories that the reader can believe "could happen" with gadgets you have to "look up" to prove they were "made up."
Join the growing ranks of Silas fans. The first of the series is The Son Silas Rising.
Four directly related sequels are in print and the sixth is in the works. If you enjoy exciting action and a character you can follow through continuous stories, Silas is your man.
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