Michael A. Hobren has been a journalist and a photographer for more than 20 years, specializing in high technology, the natural sciences, and the law. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and professional journals. The Gauntlet is his fourth fictional novel. His other books include Jacob's Lost Tribe, Seeds of Ascension, and A Time That Care Forgot, the latter about the immigration of the Irish to his native New Orleans during the Great Potato Famine. He presently resides with his family in Florida.
Greed, corruption and serpentine trouble in paradise... Russell Williams is an unwitting pawn in a high-stakes power game. When he's forced to kill several Florida vacationers, a master plan is set in motion stretching from scenic Daytona Beach to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. The only person who can save him from death row has no notion of the forces pitted against him...nor just how high up the pyramid the conspiracy goes.