by Donald Hood
Published Wed, Nov 2nd 2016, 07:06 | Entertainment
1888 Press Release - With the background of jihadist terrorism during a Presidential election year, FBI analysts unearth a political conspiracy that could rock the country as a whole. Simultaneously, Senior Analyst David Drummer is thrust into the cover up of a Bureau sex scandal. Caught up in a web of deceit and scandal, Drummer tries to find the truth, while not destroying his career in the process.
"I don't know. I'm not sure. I'm confused. I think they think they bought my loyalty. I think they don't know what I found."
During the Spring before a Presidential election, and with the backdrop of terrorism and retaliation, FBI Senior Analyst, David Drummer is completing plans for his upcoming retirement. Suddenly, he comes face-to-face with several domestic scenarios: a sex scandal of far reaching consequences within the Bureau, two police killings three thousand miles apart, and hate-based rallies in three US cities designed to rile voters against an invisible foreign force.
David is unwittingly thrust into the scandal's cover up. He has confiscated video files that contain proof of the people involved, but he can show the files to no one. In an effort to influence the outcome of the investigation into the scandal, while not getting involved in uncovering the truth, he decides to play puppeteer to a newspaper reporter.
His team focuses on the driving force behind the hate-based rallies, and how they are the first signs of a wide-spread conspiracy. To help his team expose the conspiracy's roots, David digs into a political movement from the past.
Murders of people connected to the sex scandal cover-up begin piling up. After an attempt on his life, David fears his superiors are aware of the scandal evidence in his possession. The Bureau's efforts to bury the scandal, the attempt on his life, and the depth and magnitude of the national conspiracy cause David's emotional and physical well-being to spiral inexorably out of control.
John Andes was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and received a degree in philosophy from Brown University. His business career started in New York and was focused on advertising and marketing. He is retired and now lives on the Central Florida Gulf Coast. Although retired, John is still very active in his community where he coaches little league football, teaches creative writing and is a member of SCORE where he mentors small-business owners.
In 1995 John began writing his novels and attributes his motivation and inspiration for doing so to his two adult sons, Teran and Ian. After writing his eldest son Teran a lengthy, and at the time emotional, email Teran made the comment to John, "you know dad you ought to write for a living." That was his motivation and within a little over a month John had written the first 275 pages of his professional writing career. Ian, John's younger son is his inspiration to continue writing.
"Writing is an escape for me, a time when I can let my mind wander, be creative and be at peace," says John.
Question Everything...Then Dig Deeper is the thirteenth book in the John Andes series. You can find and purchase this book online at Green Ivy Publishing.