When the cause of two midair disasters over the skies of South Florida are investigated, the FBI and NTSB are at odds whether the crashes were merely a coincidence or a criminal act. Is it possible that the United States is in grave danger and no one seems to know, except perhaps the president and his cabinet?
Seminole Bend is an innovative thriller novel that contains ample twists and turns, and takes you on a page-turning wild ride guaranteed to keep you guessing right up to the very last page!
Rogue CIA agents, Oliver Harfield and Ray Jackson, recruit Ray's brother Roy and Florida Governor Hank Daughtry into a scheme to take down America and become very rich. With secret funding from Jasurbia's Prince Adil, a pair of Middle Eastern Yale and MIT grads are hired to develop radar-jamming and remote guidance systems that can control civilian aircraft from the ground.
Meanwhile, Seminole Bend's beloved high school basketball coach, Brett Berry, dies trying to save his pregnant wife from a pickup truck fire following the biggest win in school history. But the burned and unrecognizable body in the pickup truck may or may not be the coach's wife, Sheryl. When deputy sheriff Willy Banks finds evidence of foul play that links wealthy rancher Roy Jackson to the accident, he is mysteriously fired by Sheriff Al Bonty.
A web of intrigue unfolds as Willy sets out on his own to investigate Roy Jackson and ultimately uncovers a hi-tech operations center near Miami run by Governor Daughtry's DNR appointee, Sam Dulie. The covert DNR office is being used as a command center to jam radars in major US airports and remotely control airborne jets towards perilous destinies. The cast of fictional characters is interwoven with historical events and actual places to lure the reader into an entertaining labyrinth of Deep South culture, political stratagem, and international conspiracy.
Tom Hansen is a native of New Richmond, Wisconsin. He holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and an MS from Nova Southeastern University. Tom has lived in or traveled to seventy-two countries and all fifty states. He is currently a resident of Arizona. Tom has dedicated most of his life to the field of education as a teacher (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Okeechobee, Florida, and Orlando, Florida), principal (Hazel Green, Wisconsin and Mesa, Arizona), educational consultant (State of Arizona), college professor and administrative director (Scottsdale, Arizona). This is his second novel.