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Newspapers, magazines, news sources on the web, blogs--all are spots where anyone can find pieces to larger stories. What if a humble workman with a knack for puzzles puts the pieces of an international conspiracy together?
Here's the set-up:
What if a ship carrying a cargo of stolen Russian missiles bound for Iran was mysteriously hijacked? What if Israel was secretly behind the hijacking? What if the guy who fills the vending machines in the office break room figured the whole thing out?
Based on actual events, OPEN SOURCE is a geopolitical thriller that follows Casey Shenk, a Savannah, Georgia, vending route driver with an insatiable curiosity, as he uncovers a black-market arms deal-gone-bad and the truth behind a high-level plot to shape world politics.
Casey draws his evidence from open sources; by reading beyond the headlines. When his theorizing catches the attention of the wrong people and anonymous threats turn deadly, Casey looks to Susan Williams, an intelligent, but insecure, analyst for the New York-based consulting firm Intelligence Watch Group for help.
The two soon find themselves in the crosshairs and fighting to save their own lives, while preventing an even greater injustice that could affect the balance of power in the Middle East and plunge the world headlong into the next Great War.
I'm an active duty Naval Officer, ship driver by trade, which has given me the chance to live overseas and travel extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe.
A prolific writer and author of several published articles and conference papers about the Middle East and maritime piracy, my writings have been referenced in journals, theses, and other media in over five different countries; including India, Russia, and Iran (translated into Farsi and located on the official Majlis website).
A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, I'm currently stationed in San Diego, California, with my wonderful wife, two beautiful children, and a dog (that sounds like the start of country song).