STORM RUNNERS (2007)
Matt Stromsoe has come a long way since his wife and son were killed in an explosion that was meant for him. Wounded severely, Matt gave up the last thing that had any meaninghis job on the police forceand proceeded to hit rock bottom, hard.
That was a lifetime ago. It took time and a lot of hard work, but Stromsoe has his act together, learning to see life anew through the one eye he's got left. But now Stromsoe's new life is about to collide with his past. When he's hired by an old cop friend to work in his private security firm, Stromsoe's first case is to protect local television personality Frankie Hatfield from a stalker. As Stromsoe discovers, maybe it's not Frankie's fame but her private pursuits that have made her a target. The more he uncovers, the closer Stromsoe gets to a killer's bull's-eye. For Stromsoe's old nemesis proves that prison is no safeguard against the worst kind of revenge.
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Jeff Parker on STORM RUNNERS
STORM RUNNERS started thirty something years ago when I was in high school in Tustin, California. One of my classmates was a guy named Bill. He was affable and easy-going, and he was the drum major who led the marching band. One night some kids who thought they were way cooler than the marching bandI was one of themhid in the darkness around the football field and when the band was practicing under the lights we bombed them with oranges. Much to our surprise Bill jumped the fence, ran a few of us down and administered some swift justice. Two years after graduating from high school Bill found himself patrolling the Watts section of L.A. as a rookie patrolman with the LAPD, having traded his baton for a gun.
At another Southern California high school not far away in space or time, a bright Latino student got himself a full ride to Harvard. He did pretty well there but he said he never felt like he fit in. He didn't like being a poster boy for Equal Opportunity. On his visits home from Harvard he robbed liquor stores at gunpoint and until they finally caught him and sent him to prison.
What if these two boys had known each other? What if they were high school friends? What if they grew up in the same neighborhood and liked the same girl? What if one came to be the most powerful Mexican Mafia gangster in the world, and the other's job was to catch him?
And what if it all comes down to a bomb blast and an arguable miracle that gives a ruined man one more chance at life?
You get the idea.
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