Hoot Hanson is a laid-back oilman with a feisty wife, Hanna, their precious twin girls, and the best damn bird dog in the state. Hoot, Hanna and the girls are a team. The work together, play together, and never miss a Friday night high school football game. Hoot and Hanna have an oil company, Hanson Oil Company, a struggling company constantly strapped for money. The problem is that Hoot is an oil wildcatter. Hanna likes to shop, and Hoot doesn't miss a Saturday night poker game held in the garage of a judge. The players are the sheriff, an FBI agent, Hanson Oil's attorney, the judge, and Hoot. Hanna drives a souped up and very noisy F-100 Ford pickup and Hoot 2005, cherry red Ford Thunderbird convertible. The Hanson world changes when one of Hoot's wildcat wells strikes oil, a lot of oil, and with it, notoriety that attracts the attention of an unscrupulous attorney seeking funding to establish a local cell of Islamic jihadists. A massacre occurs when the Islamic Jihad targets Hanson Oil for its first jihadist strike against America. The cell miscalculated the wrath of Hoot and Hanna who will go to any length to defend what is theirs.
TD Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas, and graduated from Mountain View High School, Oklahoma. He then embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an army intelligence officer in Korea. Following 2 ½ years of radar and missile electronics schooling, he taught foreign students the Nike radar and missile system, and deployed with a Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat. He attended Artillery OCS, where an injury ended his military career. Barnes’ career included serving as a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies, and lunar landing vehicles. He participated in the NASA NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada; and served in Special Projects at Area 51. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold. Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and actively mining landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is also the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans. Formerly, he was the first executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame. Two National Geographic Channel documentaries: “Area 51 Declassified” and “CIA - Secrets of Area 51” have featured Barnes. Numerous documentaries produced by the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and others also feature Barnes. The Annie Jacobsen book, Area 51 Declassified, also features his career. Barnes is the author of two nonfiction books, MiGs Over Nevada, and Odyssey To Area 51, a 3 novel series about EMP and nuclear war, and a 3-novel series about Islamic Jihad in America. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada.