Meet Island Authors Bob Maxeiner and Bill Hallstead, February 25th

…“Intense” . . .
… “Accurately captured” . . .
… “Deeply emotional”
— Dr. Rosemary Kelly, Professor of Surgery
Transplant Surgeon, University of Minnesota

1985. A struggling heart is failing; the end is near. Can a healthy heart be salvaged from a dead body?
1985. The beating heart taken from one newly dead restores the life of one whose heart is failing. What are the rules?
1985. Some day organ transplants will be standard procedure — So let us begin.
2016. Time and routine blunt none of the grief and hope and challenge of the transplant web for every organ recipient, for each donor family and for all the cool professionals who serve it.

After medical school at the University of Minnesota and surgical training at the Mayo Clinic, S.R. Maxeiner, Jr. completed his years in the US Navy with the US Marines in Korea.


He founded Surgical Consultants, a surgical practice in Minneapolis, which still serves today.
On retirement, Bob and Tricia moved to Sanibel, FL, where he continues to write fiction and drama.

It started after the First Gulf War. It was a simple heist that began in The Middle East, progressed through Chicago, then down to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ where the theft went down. From there into Mexico where the first murder happened. Luckily, the Air Force discovered the theft quickly and now the colonels and generals began getting nervous.

After all, it is not every day the USAF loses a relic nuclear weapon with multiple nuclear warheads. Now Brigadier General Oliver Madden has a real mess on his hands. It's a mess he passes on to Major Pete Pappas, the best and most capable officer the general can trust to find the antiquated cruise missile. The questions are – who stole it? And why?

Of course, Pappas needs help chasing down those responsible for stealing the remnants of Project Pluto. That help comes in the form of Captain Steve Gammon, temporarily promoted to lieutenant colonel, a reserve officer always willing to do whatever the country needs and for General Madden.

Gammon’s undercover assistant is Captain Laura Gorcy, a no-nonsense officer trained in the intelligence field, gorgeous, and feisty. Together, Gammon and Gorcy pose as a husband and wife on vacation in Mexico in Pursuit of the Weapon From Hell