ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, will try to poison the well of America. The terrorists pick the Jackson River in northwestern Virginia as their target. If the jihadists succeed, thousands will die, and millions will shrink from the life-threatening terror of a glass of water.
Poison Heartbeats follows the paths of two twins born in war-torn Nuristan, Afghanistan. One becomes a holy warrior of the terrorist organization, ISIL (synonymous with ISIS, but claiming a larger territory in the middle east). The other twin becomes a not-so-all-American girl who falls in love with the leader of the Poison Well Unit at homeland security.
This is the second novel in the Heartbeat series of mystery-thrillers by the author. They are stand-alone books. You do not have to read one to appreciate another.
The first novel, Wrinkled Heartbeats, was chosen by Next Generation Indie Book Awards as one of the best new novels (under 80,000 words) in 2016. It also won an Awesome Indies Medallion and the Silver Award in the Action Fiction category at the Readers Favorite Awards.
Poison Heartbeats Best Book Of The Year
By Cheri Florance on October 28, 2016
Poison Heartbeats is a mental jewel box of twists and turns. As an internationally known brain doctor, I review a book to determine the value of entertainment and brain exuberance.
Poison Heartbeats: A Critical Read
Poison Heartbeats is so captivating and timely that I could not put it down - reading till the wee hours and then again at dawn. We live inside the minds of the Director of Homeland Security, twin terrorists separated in war-torn Afghanistan, tycoons who are corrupt killers, down-home country folk, and an extended military family unit. Temple Williams’ ability to move from voice to voice gives us insight into our complex world of aggression and defense. He weaves such a fascinating story of the players’ relationships that we devour the pages one after another.
Poison Heartbeats: A Brain Builder
What an opportunity to enjoy an obstacle course for exercising your mental zeal. As brain scientists, we have learned recently, that our brains can experience growth called exuberance or death called pruning at any age. One of the best ways to stimulate brain exuberance is to activate your mind’s anticipation machine. The brain craves “nexting” and in Mr. William’s Poison Heartbeats, we are compelled to discover what will motivate each complex character’s next act. We push our memories to tie strategies from past chapters to those unfolding. We excite our brain processors to analyze and evaluate the intertwining of plots, places, and people. I recommend Poison Heartbeats not only as an excellent literary creation to enjoy but as a complex mental smorgasbord to gobble hungrily.– Cheri Florence, PhD