Kevin Dowd has been plaguing small towns in suburban Connecticut with face-to-face holdups at ATM Machines. Two people are killed in the process. Kevin takes haven in AA meetings immediately after his perpetrations using his attendance to hide from the case-assigned Detective. Dowd is not an alcoholic or addict.
Detective Doreen Pousant is getting closer to finding the ATM highwayman and after 2-years the trail keeps ending at St Raphael’s church. Pousant’s alcoholism impedes her progress and she finds herself going into St. Rachael’s AA meetings looking for the criminal. She finds more than confronting her own alcoholism. Her investigation reveals an ongoing plot infiltrating the banking system based in New York City. Further probes uncover that the 2007-9 US economic downfall had its roots in a similar Islamic extremist attack.
The ATM perp, the Connecticut Detective and some AA members are caught up in a deadly confrontation that reaches from the small town of Prichard, CT and New York City to Iran and its Al Qaeda links.
As a retired physician I’m devoting my time to writing novels, memoir-based fiction and short stories. My life as an author of fiction began in 2003 after a few years at Toastmasters International delivering captivating stories and speeches. I believe literature should be educational, fun, serious, full of feelings and always with a touch of fantasy and a thread of truth. Like all my novels true lifetime situations are interwoven with suspenseful and intriguing story lines. My 13 novels and short story book bear that philosophy out. Reviews of my books in Amazon.com have been 5-star. Comments for WHO WILL WEEP FOR ME such as “high school coming of age makes the story feel authentic and make the reader want more” is typical of reader satisfaction.
I live with my wife in San Antonio near my daughter and her family with four of my grandchildren. My goal as an author is to publish several novels a year with my novel portraying terrorism in the US, - OCEAN CITY HQ - recently published..
Kevin Dowd robs citizens at ATM machines at gunpoint. So far he's only killed one person and that man had a gun. Kevin uses AA meetings to run to and establish an alibi after his ATM heists. He's not an alcoholic. He chose AA because of the anonymity. You don't have to give your last name, yet everyone remembers you were there. In fact, you can make up a name–even your first name.
Kevin doesn't relate to any human and feels alone even in crowds. His only concern now is the public announcement by the Prichard Police Department that Detective Doreen Pousant has been assigned to his case. Kevin doesn't know Pousant is an active alcoholic and their paths will cross in AA.
MY NAME IS KEVIN
Kevin pulled the phone plug from the wall. He didn’t want to be disturbed and the AA meeting had rattled him because Tex and Wynona wanted to get close to him. He didn’t mind the sex with Wynona but personal stuff had to remain locked up. He had contemplated the whole idea of AA because of the name–Alcoholics Anonymous. Anonymous means you don’t say anything about anyone outside of the meetings. You don’t even give your last name. Some people did give their last initial but they were few. For two-years now he would affirm only his first name. It had become a meaningless pronouncement for him at the AA meetings. “My name is Kevin and I’m an alcoholic.” It was bullshit but for him it was a way to lose his identity and above all create an alibi for his secondary career. Or was it a secondary career? I’ve never spent much of the money I got from the heists and its more than I make from Sears.