RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It isn’t often that authors will create plausible fiction that offers the reader a sense of post-apocalyptic hope, but that is what local authors Timothy Crum and Scott Coons say they have achieved.
In their recently released novel “New Day,” these authors asked themselves “what if” the under-observed threat of nuclear war suddenly became a reality?
The novel begins with a former Navy SEAL being called back into duty because of a launched missile and a suspected alliance between Russia and North Korea.
The novel lends its fictional politicians a palpable humanity and it blends real historical thought into the plot. There is even an allusion to Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech at the U.N. concerning unity in the face of a common threat.