A Touch of Nerves By D.C. Hampton-book info

Title: A Touch of Nerves
Author:  D.C. Hampton
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 248

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A FRESH LOOK AT 21ST CENTURY TERRORISM
New novel explores America’s role in the Middle East
            When Army Captain Ben Hawkins discovers chemical weapons missing from a military research facility, he begins an investigation into preventing a possible terrorist attack. The suspects? Two rogue Iranian agents who blame the deaths of their family members on the United States. What Hawkins doesn’t expect is to find himself forced to decide whether to risk his career—and possible arrest—to stop the attack, even if it means working with a foreign agent.
            D.C. Hampton’s debut novel, A Touch of Nerves, may be set on the battlefield of America’s “War on Terror,” but the book is a far cry from your typical action narrative. Inspired by his two sons who served in Iraq and the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War and his own time serving in the U.S. Army, Hampton brings depth and humanity to characters that might otherwise be painted in the two-dimensional “hero” or “villain” archetypes. With Hampton’s passion for history and global affairs, A Touch of Nerves brings a fresh perspective to the long history of tension between the United States and Iran.
            “I wanted to write a story that was worth telling, realistic and suspenseful,” says Hampton. “I believe the book is entertaining, but it also sheds light on the complex relationship between Iran and the United States and explores the complex emotions and issues that drive some individuals to commit terrible acts.”
            “The story includes a wealth of details as Hampton weaves a complex plot,” writes Kirkus Reviews.  “A conceivable threat and suspense-filled plot keep readers engaged until the end. Hampton eschews the genre’s typical plot holes and vague facts and his handle on international relations gives the terrorists credible motivations.”
For the author:
D.C. Hampton holds an MA and PhD in Audiology 
from Columbia University and has been published 
extensively in the field.  He has done graduate work
 in history and has always been interested in
 international relations. Though he has been
 extensively published in medical and trade 
 publications, 
 A Touch of Nerves is his first foray into fiction.
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