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E-Fateful Hazards

E-Fateful Hazards

by R. Drew Springfield

About The Book

In this the 2nd book of the "E” series, characters and events brought to the reader in Troubled Destiny draw Elaine and Ryan deeper into a quagmire neither of them expected. Their lives after all are filled with work and duties and a newfound love still struggling to take hold and flourish.

Over the next 70 days however, bliss turns to suspicion, tragedy and fear from Istanbul Turkey to the plains of Troy and finally to the bay-city of Izmir, nestled beside the waters of the Aegean.

It is the summer of 1971, an idyllic time for those fortunate enough to grasp it. It is also a period on the edge of turmoil soon to envelope the world when terrorism takes hold with hijackings, suicide bombers, assassinations and the mass killing of civilians as a means to an end. The difference between now and 1971 is the absence of rules; those guideposts that were followed for much of the cold war in an honorable game of spy and counterspy. The rules no longer apply in this age of terror, but even then, they were beginning to slip, making the idyllic susceptible to the hazards of circumstance and fate.

Follow the journey through this maze of intrigue as it ends with one more mystery to solve in the last of this trilogy.

Publication date March 18,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88622-132-9 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction
Pages 318
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

The author with his wife Ellen, 1987, San Antonio, Texas Born in August 1946, the author spent his early years in Beachwood, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. At age nine, he, his brother Jay and his mother Dorothy moved to Bethesda Maryland to join Laurence, who was due to rotate stateside after extensive travel throughout South America as a Foreign Service Officer. Instead, they soon joined Laurence in Asuncion, Paraguay. There, amidst childish play in the dirt streets of Asuncion, the author watched his father strive to build a society of tolerance and democracy within the long-held military junta of Alfredo Stroessner.

By the winter of 1957, the family moved to Lahore Pakistan, another bastion of military rule, albeit with brief respites of corrupt civilian rule. The author returned to America in 1962 from what is now Bangladesh, experiencing culture shock for the first time in his life. In 1969 his draft number came up and finding the prospect of the Air Force preferable to the Army, he enlisted in the spring, traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for a nineteen-month tour. It was there he met his future wife, Ellen. They married in May 1980, a marriage filled with love, respect and trust that ended with her death on September 9, 2004.

This is the author’s second novel.


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