Making good on a promise, US President Margaret Benson, along with her husband and her son, embarks aboard a US Navy carrier on what should be an uneventful, two-and-a-half-day trip from Hawaii to California. A few hours into the trip, terrorists take control of the nuclear-powered ship after overwhelming its crew and the President’s secret service agents.
Outgunned, outnumbered, and with her husband already in the hands of the hijackers, President Benson must not only evade capture while trying to contact the White House, but she must also locate her son inside the massive ship before the hijackers do.
Back at the White House the Vice-President hastily puts together a plan to disable the carrier -a plan that fails.
The Vice-President advises a preemptive strike against a suspected nation. Wanting to appear tough in the middle of a reelection campaign, the President authorizes the strike -despite her own misgivings.
With strategic bombers set to erase the suspected country off the face of the earth, and with time running out, the President realizes she’s on her own. She must find the means within herself to outwit the terrorists, save her family, and the United States of America.
However, all is not as it seems…
The President must trust her own instincts and overcome a lack of trust in her-so-far-unreliable son. He might be the only help she gets in preventing World War III.
Pedro Vasquez, a newly-self-published novelist, is also a former US Navy Sailor and a screenwriter.
He began writing movie scripts after retiring from the military in 2012.
His favorite past times are going to the movies, listening to all sorts of music, and reading–not necessarily in that order!
When he’s not traveling the world, he likes spending time with his extended family.
And he does travel often; he enjoys flying so much, that he once got on twenty-seven flight-segments in just thirty days!
Pedro spent the first several years of his naval career working as a jet engine mechanic, after which he “crossed ratings” to become a translator.
A polyglot, besides English and Spanish (his native language) Pedro also speaks basic Albanian and Indonesian. Next on his list of languages to learn is Mandarin.