The gripping plot in Diversion unfolds against the backdrop of the opioid drug crisis--an anesthesiologist dies, a young girl goes missing, and terrorists plot an attack that could kill thousands or shut down American's military drones. The drug crisis is fueled by the illegal use of pain medications like Percocet and Fentanyl. Until recently, pill mills in Florida were where you went for a prescription. Now those drugs are moving to rural Middle Tennessee. Pill mills selling prescriptions for cash are showing up in the bucolic area just outside of Music City, Nashville Tennessee. The area is home to the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the propulsion test facilities at the Arnold Air Force Base that are essential to keep military drones flying in the war against terrorism. Both the Bonnaroo fans and the testing facilities are targets the country's enemies are willing to die for. A call for help from an old family friend puts Mark Rollins and his high-tech team of crime fighters squarely in the middle of it all. It was a simple enough request. All Rollins had to do was drive to the jail in Manchester, collect the girl, and take her home to her frantic mother. But, the girl wasn't there! What had seemed simple quickly became dangerously complicated.
About the Author
Tom Collins resides in the small suburban town of Franklin, on the outskirts of music city, Nashville, Tennessee. The picturesque areas of Nashville and its surrounding middle Tennessee communities serve as the canvas for all Collins’s Mark Rollins Adventure mysteries. Collins is one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of the information technology industry. The London-based publication Citytech called him an "outstanding visionary" when he was named as one of the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders in the legal community. He is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the publication Law Technology News for his contribution to the use of technology in the legal community. His business successes include Juris, Inc., which was purchased by LexisNexis® in 2007. Tom Collins retired from commercial activity at the end of 2007. Today he writes mystery/thrillers and continues to write and speak in the commercial world about managing for excellence. For more about the author and his books go to tomcollinsauthor.com. Books and Works by Tom Collins Include: The Language of Excellence, Diversion , The Claret Murders, Mark Rollins and The Puppeteer, Mark Rollins and The Rainmaker, Mark Rollins’ New Career and the Women’s Health Club, Marion Collins Remembers (Old Sayings and Lessons for Life), My Journey: Alice Elsie Welch Collins.
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Tom Collins writes books that you want to read through - it's hard to put them down! In Diversion he conjures up very timely Middle Tennessee characters who are involved in the opioid crisis that is gripping rural towns across America. There are interesting and unexpected twists and turns throughout the story, with a surprise ending! I am a Tennessee native transplanted to Texas, and Tom perfectly captures the ambiance of the towns and cities situated in Tennessee's rolling hills, with the Bonnaroo music festival adding to the enthralling plot.