Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The Next Matt Rommel Adventure: Beyond the Law
A couple of years ago, I asked someone what they thought would drive a seventy-five year old retired Non-Commissioned Officer to commit murder. I had asked a few people. Most of them had no answer. This particular person thought about it and said this, "It would have to be for the highest reason."
So what is "the highest reason"?
First, let's look at what's going on in the lives of our little group from Brand Loyalty.
Carolyn has PTSD. You might think that would make her less confrontational. You'd be wrong.
Second grader, Ashley is shifting the balance of power on the school playground and she has a seventy year old retired gunnery sergeant to help her do it.
Vince Garcia has made detective.
His boss wants Matt Rommel in jail.
Enter Michael Patrick Gilhooly, Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant, Retired.
Gilhooley has his "highest reason". He wants Justice in a world that no longer cares about Justice, not for the wealthy, not for the powerful. To fulfill the last great issue in his life, Michael Patrick Gilhooly needs Matt Rommel.
Matt Rommel still wants the peace and contemplation that a life at the museum was supposed to provide.
But, the head of the largest mercenary army in America has found the one thing guaranteed to drive Rommel rampaging over the edge.