The Steel Wall Progress Report

The Steel Wall Upcoming Publication

As those who have been following this blog know, I am in the final stages of preparing my book, The Steel Wall, for publication. I previously estimated October 7, 2021 for my publication date, but I would like to give a Progress Report. This book is very special to me, and it contains so many perspectives and insights that I want to get the message exactly right. Therefore, I have been devoting more time and attention to a final edit that will excite, entertain and inspire my readers.

Exciting Adventure

Like my prequel to this book, “From Woodstock To Eternity,” The Steel Wall harkens back to Dustin Morgan’s days as a pot pilot. You will once again find yourself in the cockpit of a drug laden plane flying toward the Bahamas. It is filled with exciting adventure, with heart pounding flights over the Caribbean, encounters with the law, and intimidating jail scenes. All these adventures lay the foundation for why the policeman asked “Are you Dustin Morgan?” at the end of “From Woodstock To Eternity.”

Entertaining Drama

When the law confronts the accused, tensions rise, and every conflict requires a decision. Anytime obstacles come our way, we respond with emotions, reason and internal struggles. There are many such instances in The Steel Wall, and they evoke intense, entertaining drama that I have infused with joy, agony and humor. You will find yourself seeing supposedly black and white issues from both the black side and the white side, and enjoying it the whole time.

Meditation, Inspiration and Revelation

Most of all, this is a Christian Adventure Drama that pulls from real life situations which require a correct understanding of God’s direction. The premise of this book is the true story of a Christian man, living a normal Christian life for four years, who is suddenly arrested for crimes he committed in his past. Most Christians don’t have that problem, and many Christians, including Dustin Morgan, don’t think that is how its supposed to work. You are not supposed to believe and repent and then go to jail.

Dustin knew he needed direction from God, but that was not so easy. It was not going to be a recipe to follow and get the desired result. It took intense Meditation, Inspiration and Revelation for him to finally come to the right understanding of what God wanted him to do. And guess what? He didn’t want to do it. Hence the struggle, and hence the need for him to encounter The Steel Wall.

I am close to publication, and the paperback will come out first on Amazon, followed by the Kindle.

I hope you enjoy it.

The Steel Wall Book Launch

The Steel Wall is Here!

“The Steel Wall” is the long awaited sequel to my previous book, From Woodstock to Eternity. In that book, after a long walk on the wild side, Dustin Morgan is enjoying a comfortable life as a Christian family man, flying for a commuter airline. But one day, taxiing in from an early morning flight, two police cars greet him, waiting for him on the ramp. The passengers disembark, the captain leaves the airplane, and an airport police officer comes up the stairs and into the cabin. He looks at Morgan and says, “Are you Dustin Morgan?” And then the book ends! No fair, right?

The Steel Wall Book Launch

The Steel Wall

Well, I have good news. After three years of writing this book, “The Steel Wall” book launch is finally here and it will be published soon. After one more proof read (there’s always one more), I will release it on Kindle Direct in both paperback and Kindle editions. I am looking at a target date of October 7, 2021.

What Happened to Dustin Morgan?

Which Direction?

I received a lot of flack from friends and readers who felt I had cheated them on the cliff hanger ending in “From Woodstock to Eternity”. They wanted to know what happened to Dustin Morgan! In this sequel, “The Steel Wall” picks up where that book left off. It shows through gripping adventure and drama the events that led up to Dustin Morgan’s arrest. During the trial, the drama is no less intense, only now it is in the spiritual realm which ultimately affects the physical realm. The long arm of the law has reached out of the past, and Dustin must make a choice. The key lies in finding out God’s direction for him.

Old Ways Against New Ways

For a sample of what From Woodstock to Eternity was all about, check out my blog, “You Get Tired of Steak.” This post shows we are hard wired to hang onto our opinions and impressions of how things should be. This is counter productive, because it obstructs our ability to change. “The Steel Wall” expands on this concept, pitting old ways against new ways and old loyalties against new loyalties.

Why Should You Read The Steel Wall?

  • The action is extremely entertaining, taking you through real life action that leads to a critical trial. It is based on a true story.
  • You get a “behind the scenes” look at the drug smuggling world in the 1980’s and the challenges that realm presented to law enforcement.
  • The story gives you both sides, detailing the points of view of the smuggling culture and the agents charged with catching them.
  • It reveals why people don’t always get the results they prayed for. We miss out on God’s blessings because we don’t know God’s eternal perspective or how God works.
  • The struggle between right and wrong goes deeper – to the point of life and death.
  • “The Steel Wall” shows God in action through Dustin’s obedience, and the blessings that followed.

I hope you will all enjoy my new book. I will post again when it is available on Amazon.

Blessings to all!