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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Heavy Metal Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:394
  • eBook ISBN:9798350922998
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350922981

Heavy Metal

by C.R. Willie

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Overview
Heavy Metal reimagines key points in the events leading up to the Bay of Pigs Invasion and ensuing implications for the Kennedy Administration. The title itself is a metaphor for not only what lies behind the fabled Iron Door, but the heavy significance and worldwide implications the treasure that is found within could have for U.S. foreign policy. Heavy Metal was inspired by the local legend of the Iron Door in Idaho's Samaria Mountains. Deep in the bowels of those mountains a lonely miner, Jack Crampton, labors in search of the "mother lode". He knew he was getting close when the last blaster revealed evidence of lead and silver, and an enormous deposit of a grayish, chalky mineral. The worthless mineral Jack discovered turned out to be the catalyst to a heart-pounding thriller that leads from the legend of the Iron Door through the disaster of the Bay of Pigs, to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Burt Jones, retired air force officer, leads the way in a race against time to control this "heavy metal", which will decide U.S. military might, or subjection to Soviet domination. Heavy Metal draws from a local legend amid rumors about Jesse James and the Wild West in uncovering a secret that could change the course of history. The prologue sets the stage for this historical fiction novel, which causes the reader to wonder about a much different world than the one that exists today, had this tale turned out differently. Who will end up with the map to the Iron Door, and who will be left to regret its loss? Possession means military might; its loss means subjection to the Kremlin.
Description
Heavy Metal reimagines key points in the events leading up to the Bay of Pigs Invasion and ensuing implications for the Kennedy Administration. The title itself is a metaphor for not only what lies behind the fabled Iron Door, but the heavy significance and worldwide implications the treasure that is found within could have for U.S. foreign policy. Heavy Metal was inspired by the local legend of the Iron Door in Idaho's Samaria Mountains. Deep in the bowels of those mountains a lonely miner, Jack Crampton, labors in search of the "mother lode". He knew he was getting close when the last blaster revealed evidence of lead and silver, and an enormous deposit of a grayish, chalky mineral. The worthless mineral Jack discovered turned out to be the catalyst to a heart-pounding thriller that leads from the legend of the Iron Door through the disaster of the Bay of Pigs, to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Burt Jones, retired air force officer, leads the way in a race against time to control this "heavy metal", which will decide U.S. military might, or subjection to Soviet domination. Heavy Metal draws from a local legend amid rumors about Jesse James and the Wild West in uncovering a secret that could change the course of history. The prologue sets the stage for this historical fiction novel, which causes the reader to wonder about a much different world than the one that exists today, had this tale turned out differently. Who will end up with the map to the Iron Door, and who will be left to regret its loss? Possession means military might; its loss means subjection to the Kremlin.
About the author
C.R. (Randy) Willie grew up in the West with the freedom that comes with life in small towns in America. Always intrigued by a local legend of an "Iron Door" that concealed a hidden treasure, he explored in the shadows of the Samaria Mountains where the treasure was supposed to be and where this story begins. With a bachelor's degree from Utah State University, and master's degrees from Idaho State University and the University of Idaho, Randy enjoyed a long career as a teacher of secondary English and history and spent many hours as a devoted coach of high school athletes. Randy is also the owner of a private driver's education school. Randy lives in rural Idaho with his wife, Lois. They have four children and 12 grandchildren.