New installment in Raven series deals with Iranian nuclear weapons
World events caused John Trudels new novel to take longer than expected, but while the political stage shows no sign of simmering, his book is finally finished.
Now, Ravens Redemption is out, with a fresh storyline that continues the thriller aspect of his previous works. Inside, readers will find terrorists well-funded and with nuclear weapons from Iran with connections inside the United States government, who together are working to topple America, Trudel said.
Amidst the political intrigue a president is aggressively trying to tamp down on the terrorist attacks and becomes the subject of an assassination attempt.
Not everything takes place on the national stage, though, and there are scenes set in Portland, particularly at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Many of the themes are returning again from his previous works, but the difference in Trudels latest novel is the terrorists tactics: now the differing factions have learned to work together.
The jihadists have some friends from other organizations that are there doing their own brand of evil, Trudel explained. My ragtag group is trying to stop them.
Before he started working on his Raven series, Trudel authored a novel called Privacy Wars, which told the story of a scientist and teacher, who finds himself falsely accused of serious crimes and beset upon by a number of powerful and sinister forces. The book drew on Trudels background as an electrical engineer and developing technology consultant.
Although that was published four years ago, Trudel is now in the initial process of turning it into an audiobook, particularly as the issues it dealt with are as controversial as ever.
There is little that both the left and the right agree on, but both are very concerned about Big Brother, Trudel said.
Writing-wise, Trudel is already looking forward: the next book will be a sequel to Ravens Redemption. After all, modern world affairs provide plenty of drama for plot inspiration.
Lord knows theres enough material to justify doing that, Trudel said.
But for the time being, one aspect of the new book remains the same from his past installments: it mirrors or, so it seems, predicates reality.
Thats a phenomenon he anticipates will only become more apparent.
So few trust Congress or the media that the truth gap between novels and the news continues to grow, Trudel said.
To read the first chapter of Trudels new book, visit www.johntrudel.com and visit the page for Ravens Redemption.
It is available for purchase from his website, from Amazon as well as locally from Chapters Books and Coffee.