Bucky James has found himself in a desperate position. Hired and trained to become a corporate assassin by a powerful man who manipulates everyone he comes in contact with, Bucky discovers his new job is not what it seems.
Solutions Inc. is an action thriller detailing six harrowing months in the life of 38 year old ex-marine Paul ‘Bucky’ James.
Bucky wants to die. Horrific luck has brought him a dishonorable discharge, the death of his only child, the unwelcome divorce from his childhood sweetheart, and the false claim of sexual assault, which will soon land him in prison. He climbs a tree and puts a rope around his neck. But life will not release Bucky James; the warrior within is much too strong. With a renewed determination to live, he returns to his truck to find a mysterious note on the windshield.
The note is from the secretive and intimidating billionaire Raith Aldridge. Mr. Aldridge is the head of the Final Solutions Division of Solutions Incorporated, a company that employs a twisted version of the business practice Six Sigma, which uses murder to redefine the term ‘hostile takeover’. He is the CIA, MI6 and the KGB all rolled into one. He uses his wealth and power to keep Bucky out of prison and then, through promises of unlimited riches, convinces him to become a corporate hit-man.
The jovial warrior has returned. Bucky is stronger and more confident than any time in his life. The evening at the tree seems like a distant nightmare. He has even made a new friend. Brian Jones was a personal trainer; he is now Bucky’s confidant and co-conspirator.
The two men have had enough of the arrogant and sadistic Mr. Aldridge. Brain Jones contacts a CIA agent in an attempt to bring the entire Final Solutions division to justice with files from Mr. Aldridge’s computer. Mr. Aldridge discovers the plan and his wrath is unleashed. Bucky soon finds himself in more danger than any theater of war he was ever a part of.
Solutions Inc. is a tale of a rich and powerful man playing games with the lives of the less fortunate and one man who has the courage and fortitude to stand up and say: “enough”.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: $0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
A thriller has to grab a hold of the reader right out of the gate. You can’t slack off of intensity for more than half a chapter. And you had better end with a bang if you want to continue writing the genre.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read more and join a writer’s group. Learn patience quickly. Learn how to turn criticisms into opportunities and hollow praise into inspiration. And most of all, grow thicker skin.
Several years ago a friend challenged me to do something with my writing other than sending him witty emails. I wasn’t one of those people who wrote constantly nor had I several notepads full of never to be read poetry. I always hated writing with pen and paper, which was all I had growing up. (Take your best shot at old I am – I’m not gonna tell;) I decided to write a novel. My friend laughed and I fell in love.
I took two years to finish ‘Definable Moments’, a love story with a twist, and it took me only a year to write ‘Solutions Inc.’ A book I am very proud of. I’ve since joined a few online writing groups and have learned much. There are many undiscovered authors out there who have written fine books. My thanks go out to those who have helped me along the way.
I am happily married with two wonderful kids who will be adults soon (care for another guess?). I live in the beautiful State of Pennsylvania and enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail when I’m not working, writing or playing on my Xbox. (Did your guess just drop a few years?)
My goal is to become a full-time author and quit the job I’ve worked at for 28 years, (oh-no! another shift back the other direction!) but if that never happens, I would be content to know that people are being entertained by the stories I write. I’d love to hear from you if you are. 🙂
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book was inspired by my own experience with Six Sigma and the extremes that my company seemed to be taking it. I thought “what if they took it a little further and started bumping people off instead of just firing them.” The story just spiraled from there.