Retribution Times Two
About the Book
Raymond Charles Brickman III and Kathy Ann Erickson—two individuals who will never meet in space—by chance collide in time. Both think they’ve been wronged and plan retribution. To avenge long-held grievances originating from America’s Civil War, Brickman intends to extract concessions by threatening to destroy critical American satellites. Erickson seeks no such concession. Her family killed during the Soviet war with Afghanistan, her objective is the total annihilation of her homeland, the Russian Federation. Into this brew of hatred and vengeance drop Drs. Victor Mark Silverstein and Linda Ann Kipling, scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California—and part-time CIA operatives. No strangers to international intrigue, this time they gain a partner, Russian spy Dmitri Smirnov. Battling clever adversaries, near-death experiences, and a ticking clock, over a grueling three-day period the threesome fight not only to save the satellites but to prevent nuclear Armageddon.
About the Author
Paul Mark Tag worked as a research scientist for the Naval Research Laboratory until his retirement in 2001, when he jumped headlong into pursuing his dream job of writing fiction. Before 2001 and for another year afterward, he prepared for that possibility by writing short stories exclusively. Some of them found homes in various literary magazines, including Story Bytes, Potpourri, Green’s Magazine, and The Storyteller. Tag’s first novel, a thriller called Category 5, debuted in 2005, taking advantage of his scientific background in meteorology. Prophecy and White Thaw: The Helheim Conspiracy followed. Trying something different, Tag next tackled an historical novel revolving around the Japanese internment of World War II: How Much Do You Love Me? At that point, realizing how much he missed writing thrillers, he penned Retribution Times Two, the sequel to the thriller trilogy. Tag lives with his wife, Becky, in Monterey, California. Please visit him at www.paulmarktag.com.