The Consequential Element
The Consequential Element, is a completed work of thirty-six chapters and 101,000 words in the action/suspense/thriller genre.
Danni Montgomery, a child survivor of a rebel raid on an African village fifteen years earlier, receives a letter written by her uncle who has mysteriously disappeared somewhere deep within the African Congo. In it, her uncle speaks of a fantastic discovery that will change the fate of the troubled United States from China's imminent takeover. A rare earth element known as Promethium, the missing element needed for the completion of Viper 6 - an unprecedented stealth missile - that will secure the position of world leader for the United States. Now, Danni is leading a team of mercenaries on a journey into the harsh, remote corners of the Congo. A journey where Danni makes a phenomenal discovery of her own. Searching for her uncle and his remarkable find, Danni must face her worst fears - the man who murdered her mother and burned the village - the man who stole the essence her life. But will she choose love over hatred? Or will her desire for revenge prove stronger than she can bear...
First 150 Words:
"What do you mean, you have to turn me in? Do you know what you're saying?" Roland Dupre sat in the over-stuffed, brown leather chair across from Simpson's desk, his fists clenched at the betrayal of his old friend's words.
Charles Simpson stood staring out the window into the gardens of the U.S. Embassy. The sweet, nutty scent of his Cuban cigar wafted through the air, landing on Roland's taste buds. "This isn't Botswana we're talking about," Simpson said, "It's the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and you crossed the line when you went digging there. The DRC wants what they believe to be rightfully theirs, for the benefit of their country."
Roland sneered. "Come on, Charlie. We've been friends far too long, and seen far too many years of political bullshit for you to think I'd believe that crap. You know as well as I do the rebels have been working with the Chinese on digs like mine, ever since they discovered the element Yttrium a few months back."