Second Adam is a story of lost ideals, misguided revenge, and twisting romance. Two jaded young veterans pull off a robbery and hide the cash in the Rocky Mountains with a plan to return together in one year to retrieve it. While living without contact in separate states, one sustains a head injury and loses all memory; when the other attempts to retrieve alone, he is convinced that his partner came back early and took the money. This begins a several state search-and-destroy mission for this twisted young man who is filled with betrayal anger and an insatiable desire for revenge. All of this occurs while he is unaware that there was no betrayal and his innocent friend has been the victim of police brutality and ended up with a head injury, an extended coma, and a revival with no working memory. The victim becomes enmeshed in a budding relationship between a man and a woman who are ideologically opposed to each other - yet falling in love. This couple and their challenged friend all end up being targets of the revenge plot and their lives are hanging by a thread. Twisting through savagery, love, cerebral wrangling, and a devious crime plan, this story takes the reader on an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual roller coaster ride to a surprise last turn. Strap on your safety belt and be prepared to follow the characters' fears, devious murder plans, rapturous wooing, spirited arguments, and a heart-wrenching grand finale.
Second Adam by Jim Shaul was published by Outskirts Press in May 2016. The ISBN for Second Adam is 9781478764144.