Joe Douglas Trent, author
A helicopter accident in the Nevada desert sends disgraced financial advisor Jay Trueman on a journey of terror, discovery, and, perhaps, redemption. Culling wild mustangs from a helicopter is a soul-killing job, but to Jay that doesn’t matter. He surrendered his soul ten years ago when he cheated his friends and neighbors out of their savings. Now, with a band of terrified horses trapped and awaiting execution, Jay spies a solitary figure below. Then the world goes haywire and the chopper whirls out of control. The next thing Jay knows, he’s looking into the face of an Indian reservation ranger who asks him where he’s been for two weeks. Jay wants to know that as well. As he sets about solving the mystery, he finds that Mother Earth may not be as solitary as he thinks, a 250-year-old French goblin could be a man’s best friend (or not), and a childhood fantasy might just come true. Meanwhile, an off-world mobster connected to a shady defense contractor casts his hooks into positions of power through a form of mind control. Jay joins the bad guys to figure out how to stop them without getting himself and everyone he cares about killed.