Steven Cabbott is fighting some serious personal demons, and with America on the brink of civil war, knowing whom to trust is almost impossible. Especially when the person he trusts least of all is himself.
After joining a special operations unit at a young age, the government turned Steven into a killer, and worse—someone who enjoys killing. He tells himself that was a different version of him, and he has changed. Yet one simple question haunts him: does he really want to change?
As civil war threatens to rip America apart, he yearns only for redemption and a good night’s rest. Two young dissident leaders may hold the key to Steven’s absolution, and to peace, but the government is poised to abduct them.
Faced with near impossible odds, Steven must extract the dissidents, but he encounters treachery at every turn, and he’s running out of time. Can he keep his personal demons in check long enough to save the rebels, or will the government claim them all as Enemies of the State?
Jeff Altabef is an award winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of "telling stories," he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing has published Jeff’s second thriller, Shatter Point, in March 2014, which has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Fall 2014 in the category of Best Thriller and was a 2014 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Finalist.
Jeff also has a young adult series that is co-authored by his daughter Erynn Altabef. Chosen: Wind Catcher was published in March by Evolved Publishing. It has one a Gold Medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards for YA Coming-of-Age, a Beverly Hills Book Award for Best YA, a Mom's Choice Award and an Awesome Indies Seal of Approval. The second Chosen Novel, Brink of Dawn, was published in November.
Jeff is an avid Knicks fan. As such he's prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories.