The Mackinac Incident
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Fifteen miles off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, a Soviet-era diesel submarine off-loads four men before being intercepted by a U.S. Navy vessel patrolling the area. The men make up a team of al-Qaeda-trained specialists skilled in the black arts of terrorist warfare and are headed by a man who has billions of dollars in oil money with which to indulge his murderous fantasies. What they do next will determine the fates of thousands of Americans.
Rod Eliot, an aging ex-con turned survival expert, stands between them and one of the most devastating plots ever hatched by the deviated mind of a killer: to blow up the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge and detonate enough plutonium to contaminate the area for decades. When an encounter with the bomb-toting terrorists occurs deep in the woods of the Upper Peninsula, Eliot finds himself in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with no alternative but to go head-to-head with these murderers. Rod may be the only person who can stop them. But he’s in over his head.
Due to Eliot’s checkered past, law enforcement officials have him pegged for the crimes that unfold over the next few days. Only one, a seasoned FBI agent who is on his trail, thinks Eliot is innocent and is willing to prove it.
Credible, Holds your attention
I ordered this book because the story takes place from Whitefish Point, Mi. to Mackinaw City, Mi., an area that I am very familiar with. I have lived here for 12 years and visited for several years before that. The author knows the geography of the area well.
The storyline is one that could easily take place today and is made even more believable by the "human" characters. I found it difficult to put the book down once I was immersed in the story, wondering what would happen next. The hero is simply an average guy trying to make a living when he becomes unwillingly caught up in an international terrorism plot. What can a hero do?
The end of the story is unpredictable. An end that I can't say I would have hoped for, but then maybe that's part of the charm of the book.