Winter is frigid, but fear is just as numbing. And death is the coldest of all.
A rural deputy sheriff’s suspicious death in Chicago draws small-town reporter Tony Harrington to the Windy City to investigate. Within days he discovers facts the police either missed or chose to ignore – facts that lead him to a white supremacist militia that calls itself the Patriots of Victory One. In a dangerous and foolhardy late-night incursion into the POVO camp, Tony finds evidence of an impending attack of incomprehensible scale and cruelty. To make matters worse, POVO and its plans may be funded by one of America’s greatest enemies. Tony and his girlfriend, actress Darcy Gillson, face multiple threats in their efforts to expose and stop the POVO plot. What they learn grips their hearts in a fear as dark and as cold as a Midwest winter night. Though the FBI, the CIA, and the military mobilize to respond, the safety of thousands may rely on the courage and determination of a handful of civilians. The countdown has started as they race to prevent the deadly strike that could be fatal to everything we hold dear.
Joseph LeValley is the author of a series of award-winning mystery/thriller novels. Featuring a young newspaper reporter based in Iowa, the six published novels have won a dozen awards and honors from competitions in the U.S. and Canada. The most recent, Three Weeks in Winter was named the Best Mystery of 2023 by Maincrest Media, and Best Mystery/Crime of 2023 by the Global Literary Awards.
Prior to becoming an author, Joe was a reporter-photographer for Iowa newspapers for seven years, covering crime and criminal justice, and writing a variety of other news and feature stories. Subsequently, he worked as an executive in communications and business development for a large healthcare system for more than 30 years. He and his team won four national awards for communications excellence. Joe also is a musician and composer. In 2016, he was inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A lifelong Iowan, Joe has a BA in Journalism from Drake University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Iowa. He and his wife Jane have six children and live in Dallas County, Iowa.