KXCI Author Interviews
Returning from combat in Viet Nam, ace helicopter pilot Don Kirchner faces another kind of war. His small flying business is crippled by a global recession and panicked investors. Desperate to find a way to pay his bills and support his two young children, he is lured into the fast money promises of the drug trade.
Once in the web of the drug lords, he cannot get out. His misadventures and near calamities end with his capture by Federal Agents. He is set up to take the rap for the bosses, and faces a long prison term if he doesn┐t cooperate with authorities. Pressured by the government to implicate others, and threatened by the mob if he does, Don goes underground and attempts to live a ┐normal┐, law-abiding life until he can figure out what to do. Five years pass, and finally comes the inevitable. Two U.S. Marshals show up at his door, and he is sent back┐. this time facing hard time for ┐escaping.┐ Transferred and held in twelve different prisons while awaiting trail for crimes he didn┐t commit, Don goes through a remarkable transformation. His tireless work to help other inmates improve their lives ┐- career criminals, rapists, stone killers and the like ┐ captures the attention of his own federal prosecutor and two ranking U.S. Senators, who put into motion unprecedented forces that alter the course of events in ways unpredictable by everyone involved.