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Out of Crisis

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"A pulsating page-turner, Out of Crisis seamlessly blends the thrill of disaster movies such as The Day After Tomorrow and the political maneuvering found in shows like The West Wing ... Readers who enjoy political thrillers or books about natural disasters should definitely grab a copy of Out of Crisis." - Readers' Favorite

In the not-too-distant future, a radical new movement is poised to disrupt the corrupt two-party political system that has held power in the United States since the 1800s. Politically left of conservative and right of liberal, the new Centrist Party pins its hope for a better future on presidential candidate David Stakley, the former US secretary of state. As David assumes center stage with determination, intelligence, and humility, another kind of disruption rumbles deep below the earth's surface.

In Yellowstone National Park, one of the world's two supervolcanoes awakens with an explosive roar from a fitful 640,000-year sleep.

Through the eyes of several different players, author Richard Caldwell weaves a political/natural-disaster thriller around the collision of events that will reshape the physical and sociopolitical landscapes of the United States and North America forever.

Richard Caldwell is passionate about writing stories laced with adventure and intrigue. A retired army officer with twenty years of service and plenty of experience in demanding, high-adrenaline situations, including combat tours in Vietnam, he has amassed a collection of military awards and decorations: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with three battle stars, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and Airborne and Expert Field Medical badges, as well as numerous service and overseas medals. After retiring from the military, he served as a hospital administrator for twenty-four years.

With a BS, an MBA, and a postgraduate fellowship in healthcare administration, and as a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, Richard brings rigorous research to all of his writing. He has a black belt in tae kwon do and is an experienced scuba diver who enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, and riding his Harley Davidson. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Pike Road, Alabama. Out of Crisis is his second novel. His first, The Enemy of My Enemy, was published in 2018.

"A pulsating page-turner, Out of Crisis seamlessly blends the thrill of disaster movies such as The Day After Tomorrow and the political maneuvering found in shows like The West Wing ... Readers who enjoy political thrillers or books about natural disasters should definitely grab a copy of Out of Crisis."

– Readers' Favorite

"An often engrossing survival adventure..." 

– Kirkus Reviews