Terra Alta WV – Headline Books is excited to release Don Helin’s new Zack Kelly novel, Missing. “Don Helin is a wonderful writer and keeps his readers on the edge of their seats in this new political thriller,” said Headline President, Cathy Teets. “He retired from the Pentagon and writes his novels from his behind the scene experiences.”
Missing is about high-level election officials who mysteriously disappear from key presidential election swing states. A nursing home franchise in Minnesota keeps patients prisoner, chained to their beds. Former General Frederick Farmington, a populist candidate with a radical protectionist agenda, inexplicably soars in the polls.
Are the incidents connected? Colonel Zack Kelly and his specialized national security team suspect persons unknown within the president’s inner circle of aiding Farmington by attempting to tamper with the upcoming election.
“Missing is a top-notch political thriller, as timely as it is terrific. Thriller vet Don Helin turns his sights on shenanigans arising in the days leading up to a presidential election in a tale that is both eerily prescient and scarily on point. Call Missing a book ripped from headlines we never want to see as Colonel Zach Kelly and his crack national security team race to prevent a crisis of catastrophic proportions that would change the nation forever. A tour de force destined to be shelved right alongside Seven Days in May, Advise and Consent, and Six Days of the Condor, ” says Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author
“Don Helin’s new thriller, Missing, starts with a literal bang and never lets up. Old flames, old pain and problems from the past put Colonel Zack Kelly at the center of a perplexing mystery full of shocking twists and turns. His team of tough and colorful characters have returned to help him investigate a high-tech conspiracy that couldn’t be more topical. If you’re looking for an action-packed page turner with a story ripped from today’s headlines, look no further.” — Haris Orkin, award winning author of YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE and Amazon Best Selling Author of the JAMES FLYNN THRILLERS
During his time in the military, Don Helin served at a number of stateside posts as well as overseas in Vietnam and Germany. He is the author of six thrillers that draw from his military experience, including three tours in the Pentagon. He writes for TheBurg, a community magazine based in Harrisburg. His novel, Secret Assault, was selected as the Best Suspense/Thriller at the 2015 Indie Book Awards and his most recent novel, Roof of the World is a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner. His novel, Long Walk Home, received a Five Star review at Readers Favorite Awards. For more information visit www.donhelin.com.