Controlled Descent: A Story Of the Restoration (Paperback)
Forty-two years have passed since the Restored United States emerged from decades of chaos and revolution. The future is a brave new world, but some things never change. Money still talks, power still corrupts, and trust is a rare and precious commodity.
When Alison Gregorio lands a cushy administrative job in a law office, she knows her big paycheck comes with strings attached. She expects long hours and unreasonable demands. She doesn't expect to be dodging assassins before she gets her first raise, but that's exactly what she ends up doing. A plane carrying the boss's biggest client disappears into limbo, and Alison's work on the estate reveals explosive secrets beneath the law firm's golden fa ade. Before long Alison is on the run with lethal secrets locked in memory and no idea where to turn for help.
Staying alive is only the first challenge inventor Justin Wyatt faces after sabotage leaves him stranded in a frozen wasteland. Survival isn't enough. He needs to find out who betrayed him before his deadliest creations fall into the wrong hands. His biggest obstacle: the person holding the key to the mystery doesn't know he is still alive... and he doesn't know she exists.
Justin enlists the help of strangers with their own hidden agendas to hunt down his enemies, and once fate brings Alison to their doorstep, there's no turning back. Either they will untangle the mess of corporate intrigue and personal vendettas that brought them all together, or their common foe will destroy them all.
About the Author
K. M. Herkes writes and publishes stories that dance in the open spaces between genres. Damaged souls, triumphs of the spirit, and dialogue loaded with sarcasm are the house specialties. Professional development has included classroom teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, retail operations, and customer service. Personal development is ongoing. Cats are involved. She lives in the Midwest and works in a library, and when the weather is warm and fine she will be found in her garden instead of the office. At least once a year she disappears into the woods for a week to disconnect from the modern world. Bookmark her website, dawnrigger.com, to keep up with the latest news on upcoming stories, check out extras like story-inspired art, and pick up exclusive free reading material. You will also find her social media links there, along with blog rants on life, the universe and writing.