Eyes of Payne
By Anthony D. Flores
Genre: Alternative History
Jack Payne discovers who he really is through the painful events of 9/11.
September 11th, 2001, chaos and confusion were ignited shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Three thousand miles away Jack Payne went about his day as usual. Jack was unaware of the horrific events taking place in New York City, unaware of how these acts of terror would change his life. Unaware that his wife, Catherine, was a passenger on United Airline flight 175.
Once Jack learns about the attacks, his world is turned upside down. Secrets are exposed, a threatening bomb plot is uncovered, and Jack begins to understand his true calling. But his biggest concern is his six-year-old daughter.
Eyes of Payne is a unique glimpse into a fictional family's life affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Jack Payne loses his wife who was on one of the hijacked planes. Readers watch as Jack mentally unravels, going into fits of rage, and revenge. Even though it's brief, I did like seeing the transition of Jack's daughter, Abigail, from a 6-year-old girl to a 21-year-old young woman who is still battling with her mother's death. If you enjoy alternative historical fiction, Eyes of Payne is one to check out!
Anthony D. Flores lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife, youngest daughter, and two dogs. Born and raised in California, he moved to the beautiful Black Hills in 2004. He dreamed as a kid about becoming a teacher and writer. In 2006, he went back to college to make those dreams come true. Anthony earned his degree in Writing and Literature from Union Institute & University before attending Black Hills State University to achieve his teaching credentials. Currently he teaches 8th grade Social Studies and Writing at St. Thomas More Middle School. Lazarus Rising fulfills the other half of his dream and is his debut novel. In March of 2015, he released a prequel short story to Lazarus Rising titled, “Eyes of Payne.” He spends his down time in the summer studying American history, reading historical and science fiction, and writing his next book.
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