Hoot and Hannah own Hanson Oil Company, a struggling company always strapped for money. The problem is that Hoot is an oil wildcatter. Hanna drives a souped-up and very noisy F-100 Ford pickup. Hoot drives a 2005, cherry red Ford Thunderbird convertible. Hanna likes to shop, and Hoot, every Saturday night, plays poker in the garage of a local judge. The family works together, plays together, and never misses a Friday night high school football game. They have it all, their precious twin daughters, the best damn bird dog in the state, and their friends.
Everything changes when one of Hoot's wildcat wells strikes oil, a lot of oil, and with it, unimaginable wealth. The notoriety attracts the attention the feds and an unscrupulous attorney seeking to fund to establish a local cell of Islamic jihadists. A massacre occurs when the Islamic Jihad targets Hanson Oil for its first jihadist strike against America. Everyone, the feds, the banks, and the local Jihadist cell all miscalculated the wrath of Hoot, a laid-back oil wildcatter, and his feisty wife, Hanna who will go to any length to defend what's theirs.
About the Author
Thornton D. "TD" Barnes, author, and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Oklahoma and embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an Army intelligence specialist in Korea and then continued his education while in the US Army, attending two and a half years of missile and radar electronics by day and college courses at night. Barnes deployed with the first combat Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat before attending the Artillery Officer Candidate School, where an injury ended his military career. Barnes's career includes serving as a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies and lunar landing vehicles; working on the NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada; and serving in Special Projects at Area 51. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling, and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold. Barnes currently serves as the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and is actively mining landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He serves as the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and is the executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame. Two National Geographic Channel documentaries feature Barnes: Area 51 Declassified and CIA-Secrets of Area 51. Numerous documentaries on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and others also feature him. The Annie Jacobsen book Area 51 Declassified documents his career. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada. Connect with the Author Online Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThorntondBarnes Blog: td-barnes.com/blog Website: td-barnes. com LinkedIn: www. LinkedIn.com/profile/edit?trk=tab_pro Twitter: twitter.com/ThorntonDBarnes