An overworked insurance adjuster must decide between his job and his passion after he accidentally meets his online love interest. The city of Hartford, Connecticut is a featured character, playing as a backdrop to the story. "Rising Star" explores the age-old conflict between living to work and working to live.
Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test.