Closed Doors, a Trilogy features a novella and two short stories.
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Closed Doors opens with a novella, Toxic Situations. A break-in at an Atlanta, Georgia laboratory results in the theft of avian flu virus capsules by organized crime figures and an investigation by the CDC.
CDC investigators pursue suspects on a trail from Atlanta to Sydney, Australia. Protagonists for the novella and short stories are named Craig. Craig Jr. is featured in the novella, Toxic Situations. A paper by Dr. J.J. Brown who has specialized in viral oncology, was the primary source of inspiration for Toxic Situations.
Toxic Situations is followed by two short story prequels: Family Secrets and Thrills at the Esplanade Cinema. These short stories are set in north Texas.
Each story has ties to the Craig Wells family.
Quote by Editor, Erin Potter
“Wonderful story! Like the others, well written with well chosen words and description that leaps off the page. I felt involved in the stories and wanted more.”
Quote from friend, author and blogger, Sandy Coelho
“Reader’s will be treated to a vivid compelling story with Toxic Situations. Your writing is engaging; it launches the reader into the story and takes them on a fast-paced thrill ride. I think anyone searching for absorbing, lyrical prose will love this collection.”
Quote from Dr. J.J. Brown, geneticist with specialization in viral oncology
“… Wonderful to see that your new book is coming out soon. It’s a great story on a vital issue. The cover is perfect for the story, well done!”
Here’s a final quote from Belinda Witzenhausen
Freelance Writer, Editor, Artist, Consultant and Creativity Coach
“After reading Rich Weatherly’s “Closed Doors: A Trilogy”, I am convinced that he is an extremely talented writer who has some fascinating stories to tell. His ability to craft interesting characters and intrigue you with compelling plots while maintaining such a high standard of writing throughout, is brilliant and the mark of a true storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read his future work; he definitely has a fan in me.”
Excerpt from the novella, Toxic Situations:
The Atlanta PD’s armored tactical vehicle slowed to a stop within a few hundred feet of the Global Traders, Inc. warehouse. Earlier, members of the SWAT team studied models of the grounds and layout of the facility to plan their entry. Every action had been rehearsed. Snipers deployed. It was time to move out.
The soft yellow glow of sodium vapor lamps washed across the back entrance to the dock. All was silent except for the roar of jets taking off at the airport and an occasional siren in the distance.
Using bolt cutters, a team member cut the chain securing the gate into the dock area. The gate swung forward. A caterpillar of armed and armored SWAT team members shuffled along in a single file approach. When they turned around the south corner of the building all hell broke loose.
In an instant, the entrance to the building morphed from a solid structure to a brilliant fireball. The deafening roar and concussion that followed forced them to the pavement.
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