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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Visit with Harry L. Wegley - Pure Genius Series

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Today, Harry L. Wegley visits Lagniappe. 

What does an air force intelligence analyst and weather officer do when he retires from the USAF? Write, of course. Learn about Harry's series of Romantic Thrillers!

Welcome, Harry. 

The Pure Genius Series Finale, Triple Threat

On November 14, the 4th and final book in the Pure Genius Series, Triple Threat, releases. 

The series contains the story of how a family of 7 geniuses formed through times of shared danger, sacrifice, and love. The stories are known for their unique combination of suspense and intense action, coupled with a strong romantic thread.

Triple Threat takes the Pure Genius Series formula to its limits. The story is chock-full of sweet romance, thriller-level action, suspense, and humor, but it also is rich in information woven into the dialogue. The reader will take away answers to every major objection to Christianity, learn about Islam, learn many of the radical Islamic terror groups and who funds them, get a tour of Whistler, BC including a ride on the longest unsupported stretch of cable in the world, learn about our nation’s many vulnerabilities to hackers, and much more. If anything else was added to the story, it would burst at the seams.

A little more about the story and the characters — Katie Brandt, woman of faith and 21-year-old doctoral candidate—12 years younger than the average PhD student—seems to have everything going for her, beauty, brains, and brawn. She’s always been able to rely on her abilities to dodge trouble. But, when she takes on terrorists in cyber space, and the battlefield morphs from virtual to real, she needs another PhD candidate, big, strong, football player, 23-year-old Joshua West, to keep her alive. Katie’s risky antics earn her the name Josh gives her, Crazy Kate. Katie and Josh fall hard for each other, but their romance is squeezed between running for their lives, probing terrorist organizations, FBI interrogations, and their numerous arguments arising from their disparate worldviews. These ingredients create a story where there is no down time, but there is a lot of time to laugh and to cheer for the hero and heroine.

Triple Threat is an entertaining, never boring, exciting, and romantic romp through a story line that, told otherwise, might be too chilling to be fun. If you see the genre listed as thriller, think excitement and exhilaration, not angst. Then prepare yourself for a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Hide and Seek, Pure Genius Series #1
A computer security breach within a US defense contractor’s firewalls leads investigators, Lee Brandt and beautiful, brilliant Jennifer Akihara, onto the cyber-turf of terrorists, where they are detected and targeted for elimination. Lee leads them on a desperate and prayer-filled flight for survival into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Will Jennifer’s pursuit of truth about the conspiracy, and the deepest issues of life, lead her into the clutches of terrorists, into the arms of Lee Brandt, or into the arms of the God she deems untrustworthy?

On the Pineapple Express, Pure Genius Series #2
In one of the most beautiful places on earth the ugliest of crimes holds young, innocent lives in its evil grip. An intercepted cell-phone call from a remote area on the Olympic Peninsula tells beautiful, brilliant NSA researcher, Jennifer Akihara, a group of girls will soon be sold into slavery by human traffickers. She enlists her fiancé, Lee Brandt, to help find the holding location and convince the FBI to intervene. With the clock ticking off the last few hours before both the sale of the girls and the arrival of a deadly storm, and with international criminals pursuing them, can Jennifer and Lee save the girls, or will their wedding plans be cancelled ... permanently?

Moon Over Maalaea Bay, Pure Genius Series #3
In an instant the Maui honeymoon of Lee's dreams morphs to a nightmare when Jennifer disappears on their wedding night. Were the abductors the trafficking ring Jennifer crippled or does an even a more sinister organization want her for other purposes.
With the clock ticking toward Jennifer's impending sale, Lee, accompanied by their fifteen-year-old foster daughter, Katie, and Jennifer's grandfather, begins his own search of the island. As the search by Lee and the authorities intensifies, he fears beautiful Katie might end up in the crosshairs of the traffickers.
Can Lee save both his bride and his future daughter? What if he has to make a choice? If Jennifer is sold, could she kill herself to avoid a life filled with degradation and horror? If she did, would God forgive her?

Triple Threat, Pure Genius Series #4
Brilliant, beautiful, 21-year-old Katie Brandt, PhD candidate and woman of faith, detects a deadly conspiracy. Suspecting it's only the tip of an iceberg, she dives in, pulling fellow grad student, Joshua West, with her into a high-risk investigation of a cyber-terrorist plot. Damaged by the foster-care system, Katie takes huge risks to win acceptance and love. But when she risks Josh’s life, an agnostic, who isn’t prepared to die, she fears her mistake might have eternal consequences for Josh, a mistake that could break Katie's heart, a heart rapidly falling for Josh.
Will Katie and Josh survive the investigation? If they do, can they ever span the chasm of divergent worldviews that separates them? How can they awaken a dozing nation to a three-pronged danger that threatens its very existence?
Triple Threat, an adventure that spans the Pacific Northwest from the shores of the Olympic Peninsula to the mountains of Whistler, BC, a conspiracy you might read in tomorrow's paper, but pray you never will.

H. L. Wegley served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. In civilian life he performed research in atmospheric physics. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked 20+ years in systems development at Boeing before retiring near Seattle, where he and his wife of 48 years enjoy small-group ministry, grandchildren, hiking on the Olympic Peninsula, snorkeling Maui whenever possible, and where he writes inspirational thrillers and romantic suspense novels. He has a contracted 4-book, Christian-thriller-series with Pelican Book Group. He is currently finishing his 8th novel.

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe!
Harry, thanks for sharing!

I pray all of you find 
"a little something extra" 
in each of your days.


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