Jack Bolden's wife was murdered twenty-five years ago in Washington, DC. The police concluded it had been a random drive-by shooting and Jack never recovered from the devastating loss. His zeal for life died with his wife.
But he hid the pain well, now flying as an airline pilot and serving a couple of weekends each month as a reservist at the Defense Intelligence Agency. However, if he wasn't on the job, you would likely find him alone in his condo in San Francisco. He had only a handful of friends and no real interests outside of work.
Jack's long-time friend had risen through the ranks to become the Director of Defense Intelligence. But Jack gets late word that his friend is suddenly retiring. Jack hastily rearranges his flying schedule in order to attend the retirement ceremony.
Seeing his old friend, Jack was shocked. The man was clearly ill. After the retirement ceremony, the general confided in Jack that he had terminal leukemia. But that wasn't the only bad news. Jack's old friend told him, "Before I die, you need to know that we recently found out who murdered your wife. It wasn't a random killing. She was targeted. And you'll never believe who is responsible for her death."
Jack's dearest friend died the next day, and the circumstances of his death made Jack suspicious. But the news regarding the murderer of his wife, coupled with the sudden death of his best friend, was only the beginning of Jack's unraveling.
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About the Author
He worked as a "rocket scientist" for the Air Force's Ballistic Missile Office, then later as a staff officer in Washington, DC, where he headed the Air Force's Parts Standardization Program for Air Force Systems Command and was the Air Force's representative to the Government/Industry Data Exchange Program.
Tom has over 17,000 hours of flying in his pilot log book. He is an airline pilot and holds five aircraft type ratings. Over his flying career he has flown corporate aircraft, executive charters, organ transplant "life" flights, commuter/regional turboprop aircraft, and has thousands of hours of pilot time in aircraft such as the BAe-3201, EMB-120, DC-9, Boeing 757, Airbus A319/A320, Airbus A330 Widebody. He currently flies the Boeing 747 Jumbo jet all over the world.
Previously, he consulted with a Washington DC engineering firm and developed software for the aerospace industry, including Equity Claim coding for distribution of over $400M in bankruptcy claims to the pilots at his airline. He was also a member of the ALPA Merger Committee, providing data support for the largest seniority list integration in aviation history.
Tom holds a dozen software copyrights. Tom is a partner with Cerventis, LLC, and head of the design team of the MusicJam portable mixer for the iPod.
Tom has two patents pending, one as a result of a project with the bioengineering department at NC State University.
An avid guitarist, he plays his BulletProof guitar when no one else is around.
Tom is married with one daughter, who recently graduated from Harvard with a degree in Biological Sciences and is currently in medical school.
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