Novel examines counter-terrorism

The world of international counter-terrorism is the subject of Ron Hepner’s novel, The Brave One Strikes Back.

The world of international counter-terrorism is the subject of Ron Hepner’s novel, The Brave One Strikes Back.

Hepner, a Summerland writer, said the newly published novel is the first of a trilogy featuring Art Dodek, a Canadian counter-terrorism agent, working in cooperation with the American Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Department of Homeland Security.

Dudek and Consuela Mercado, a Department of Homeland Security agent, work together to pursue militants in Los Angeles in an attempt to prevent terrorist attacks.

Hepner said the details of the counter-terrorism work are the result of much research into this work.

He added that the majority of the story is set in Los Angeles, where he lived for many years.

The book is published by World Castle Publishing and was released in paperback and e-book formats earlier this month.

Hepner said the second volume of the trilogy is expected to be released late this summer.

Hepner will hold two readings of the book, at Hooked on Books in Penticton on Thursday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, June 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Coles Book Store in Penticton.