“‘XX-34 BADGER’ atmospheric nuclear test – April 1953” by The Official CTBTO Photostream is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In December, Bruce signed with Uber-Agent Janet Reid in New York City to represent him on Book #3 (and subsequent works). She’ll be shopping it to publishers in the coming months. Here’s a preview:

Porter Beck has worked in the shadows before – in another life when he could still see in the dark. But the new Nevada sheriff is battling night blindness now and searching for a Russian assassin who’s killing old men in the high desert north of Las Vegas.

When an ex-FBI agent is tortured and killed, Beck is mystified, not by the gruesome scene in his normally quiet county but by the clues that point to the dawn of America’s atomic age and a secret test to see what would happen if deadly plutonium was “accidentally” released in the environment. To catch the killer, he must first find the KGB spy who came to steal America’s atomic secrets sixty years earlier, who now lives closer than he could possibly know, and unravel the truth about the world’s first “dirty bomb,” two things the U.S. Government cannot afford to have revealed. As the body count climbs, so do the stakes for him and those he loves, especially when an alluring federal agent makes it impossible to know who to trust.