Most of you know I am a bookaholic. A greedy guzzler of books, both fiction and non-fiction and across most genres. Here in the blogosphere I have found plenty of other readers, and also writers to tempt my weak-willed self. R. Mac Wheeler is one of those writers.
He is a prolific and varied writer and has just released his 28th publication. I really don't know how he does anything else but he does. He tells me that Timmy needs new crutches and he really needs to sell some books.
The 28th book in question is Book 3 of the 6 Ways Series I have read them all, and realised how much I had invested in that reading when I found myself arguing with him about Mar, the protagonist for the series. Not about the way he had written her - but who she was. It really is a bit embarrassing when you argue with an author about their creation.
And I still insist that he is wrong. She isn't even a border-line sociopath. She cares for way too many people. She is difficult, and she is certainly damaged by her up-bringing and her experiences but a sociopath or a psychopath (and he has described her as both) she is not.
So, without further ado, here is the blurb about the helter-skelter rides which make up this series. I hope that some of you will visit him, will read one (or more) of his books - and would be interested to know whether you agree with me, or with him.
Book 3 of the 6 Ways Series
At eighteen it’s tough to decide a life path when the threat of pandemic hangs over the world, your brother is the genius who engineered the plague, and you’re repeatedly drawn into the fight against the terrorists spreading it. Plenty of people would kill an Abernathy on sight so it would be wise for Mar to visit the dojo, otherwise play invisible, but her brother is manipulating her into another adventure.
If you haven't read Book 1 or 2, and like to start at the beginning...
Alcoholic parents treated Margarite as an unwelcome stranger, then left her at fourteen with her thirty year old autistic brother. At sixteen, things really sour, thanks to her brother. A medical researcher, Reggie engineers the ultimate plague. Fanatics seek to control him. The government pursues them as terrorists. Margarite witnesses ruthlessness, compassion, and competence she couldn't imagine from her brother, but the world needs a miracle. The best she and Reggie can do is wing it.
Nightmares. Panic attacks. Depression. Margarite is hammered by the typical issues of a seventeen year old loner, whose parents sympathized with insane people intending to collapse civilization. The few who care about Mar have more concerns. Her drinking. Fighting. Jumping out of airplanes.
Her brother engineered the plague that’s breaking out across the globe and she holds a little guilt for not stopping it. Or being one of the first to die. Still, conspirators behind what they call The Correction are not done with her.
R. Mac Wheeler writes about characters with a lot of baggage, men who make many men look like wimps, tough chicks that can whip most men...puts them in situations that push them to the edge...in worlds that don’t overly stretch the imagination.
A former IT professional, he now focuses full time on suspense, paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy that leverages the quirkiness and baggage of real life more often than the far fetched.
Visit his Home Page: WWW.RMACWHEELER.COM