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Terroristic Signs

by Karl Boyd

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ISBN 978-1-60452-095-8

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Terroristic Signs

A Novel by Master Story Teller Karl Boyd

Through a seemingly disconnected series of events, college student Katie Atkins stumbles upon plans for a terrorist attack designed to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans.  Her source of information is so strange, her co-workers or friends won’t listen, and will not help prevent the disaster. Finally, with two other witnesses accompanying her, she decides to go to the FBI. 

One of the plotters overhears her plans, so Katie and one of her friends are killed. But one escapes the cleverly designed “accidental” explosion orchestrated by hired assassin, Claude Werner, who assumes incorrectly all are dead, so the terrorists continue with their diabolical plans. 

When Claude is ambushed, shot twice and left to drown in an abandoned quarry, he survives when a neighbor hears the shots, investigates and finds him in the water. After recovering, Claude vows revenge.  Knowing they are not constrained by moral or ethical law, he uses their own style of shock, and fear to circumvent their organization and inflect deadly retribution. 

The trail of bodies he leaves behind, and the way they are taken out of action attracts the attention of FBI Agent Kris Hefner and local law enforcement officers in Sulfur Springs, CO, who join forces to solve not only those crimes, but the mystery of why so many people connected with a nerve gas facility have been murdered in the past month.

In an out of the ordinary twist of conscience, Claude forms a friendship with police Sergeant Joe Francone and gives him updates on his progress.  One of those whom Claude killed left behind a cryptic note in some sort of code, which may lead to the deadly device the terrorists plan to use.  Now, although the concept has been discovered, the lawmen still do not know the location of the planned attack, date or time, or where the device is stored.  In order to save their fellow citizens, they must decipher the true meaning of: 

Bad, Man, Fell, X, Man, Is, Far, East, Man, Terror, Is, Nervous, Gas, Football, Fall, Hide, Three, Two, Fire, X, Cotton, Food, Bowl, Kill, President, Thousands.

Karl Boyd is a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant. Much of Karl’s writing is taken from personal experiences while serving with the military in such locations as Bermuda, Iceland, Saudi Arabia and Hawaii, plus the Middle and Far East. Karl and his wife, Carol, now reside on the Gulf Coast of Texas where he enjoys fishing and writing.