Hello, and thank you for reading today’s post. The second novel in the Drill series, Winter of the Drill, is due out at the end of the month, and it may or may not stay on schedule. In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the title character, Decker.
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As the enforcer known as the Drill, Decker will professionally handle almost any job, up to and including murder. Logic calls his shots, and emotion has very little place in his world. Because of this, he tends to act without concern for how those actions might affect others. At one point, his constant womanizing had cost him his long-time lover, Charlene. Fortunately for him, the events that occurred in Shadow of the Drill caused him to realize what he had lost, and he was able to win her back.
Because of the volatile and unpredictable life that he leads, Decker does not cultivate friendships. The odds are that anyone close to him will die, and he chooses to avoid the pain of loss by limiting emotional connections. One exception to his rule is Rudy Valdez, his business partner and one of the only two people besides Charlene that he allows himself to love. He and Rudy have been friends since their teens, and the subsequent intertwining of their business and personal lives has given them a unique connection that both would be lost without. Rudy and Charlene give Decker much needed stability, and together they form a strong family unit.
The third person in Decker’s heart is Maria, a young woman who was viciously attacked fifteen years prior to Shadow, and who was left in an unresponsive state. Decker bears the guilt of his inability to protect her, and it was her assault that put him on the path to becoming the Drill.
Decker’s story is one of continuous violence, but it’s also the story of triumph after tragedy, and of one man’s passage from darkness into…semi-light. Above all, it’s a love story.
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Thank you again for stopping by and sharing a few minutes of your day with me. I’m hoping to be back on Sunday with a few movie reviews for some great older films that you might not have seen.
Purchase link for Shadow of the Drill