Gordon Ryan has been a best-selling author in all regional markets since he was first published in 1994. His historical fiction series, The Callahans, downloaded over 26,000 Kindle copies in two days. In 2009, Pegasus Publishing re-published his prior work and released his new political thriller series, the Pug Connor novels, State of Rebellion, Uncivil Liberties, and To Faithfully Execute. Ryan is an American author who continues to write from his home in New Zealand, producing page-turning classics in both genre.
Matthew Sterling is a man on the way up. As the assistant city manager in a small rural community, Matt thought the twenty-first century looked promising. After all, he had passed the bar exam and met the apple-of-his-eye. Kasia Sumerset was a brilliant graduate student pushing back the frontiers of genetic biology, but her beauty-plus her enticing English accent-was the only chemistry Matt could appreciate.
Returning to New York on family business Matt discovers the historic journal of Major Andrew McBride, his sixth-great grandfather, plus a Revolutionary War manuscript that uncloaks a true patriot, unjustly pilloried and cast into public shame.
As a modern-day political scandal unfolds and Matt's professional standing is challenged, Kasia wonders if he is the man she thought she loved. The similarity to Matt's early American ancestor challenges everything he believes about fairness, integrity, and justice. But when Kasia reveals her astonishing DNA discovery, she demonstrates that life may well be influenced by Love, Honor, & Consequence.