Please give a warm welcome to fellow #RRBC #RWISA author, Gwen Plano and her newly released book, “The Choice, the unexpected heroes.” I’m very excited to have her here today!
All the characters in THE CHOICE are fictional. However, one character mimics a real person within the Rave Reviews Book Club. Permission was granted to use his name and attempts were made to mirror his concerns and interests.
In the story, General Taylor telephones Ronald Yates and explains,
“Admiral Parker and I are investigating the murder of Brad Channing and Sarah O’Brien. The details of this remain classified, but I hope you can assist with one important component.”
His tone sounds reserved, “What might that be?”
“We need certain information to reach the public. If the networks receive it, they may distort and possibly bury it. So, we ask for your help. You were a journalist, and a good one. Do you know trustworthy news avenues? Independent sources who tell it as it is?”
Now he sounds eager, “This must be a hot story. Count me in. How many contacts do you need?”
“As many as you can provide.”
Ron offers the general a running list of sources and contacts. The admiral writes down the names. At the end of this, he explains, “When they report your findings, sir, it will only be a matter of minutes before the networks pick up the story. From that point, it will no longer be your own. So, it’s important you approach this strategically. You’ll have one chance to make your point.”
“We’ve assumed as much, but I appreciate the warning.”
“If I might ask, who’s the ‘we’?”
“A small team working on the case.”
“Some of the most powerful people on the planet own the networks.”
“Yes, we’re aware. Thank you for your help, Ron.”
“I’m glad I could be of service. Brad was a fine man. The full story behind his murder needs telling.”
General Taylor says his goodbyes and looks at the admiral.
“We’ve got our contact list. Let’s put our plan in place.”
Growing up in Southern California, Gwen Plano loved learning. She earned four degrees and taught and served in universities and colleges across the country and in Japan. Now retired, she is focused on writing. Gwen’s first book, Letting Go into Perfect Love, is a memoir. Her second book, The Contract, is a thriller co-authored by John W. Howell. Gwen lives in the Midwest with her husband, and when she is not writing, she is traveling, usually to see one of her four children and many grandchildren.