Author Guest Post: Sourcing a Story-Line by Bill Fortin

Bill Fortin
Bill Fortin

Sourcing a Story-line

PERRYVILLE, MD 0700 WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Where do the ideas for the story-lines originate?
In my case it a combination of career, travel, and a wide selection of personal experiences spanning 20 years in the international marketplace. RFC (Redeye Fulda Cold), for example, literally washed over me like an ocean wave.

Are you familiar with the term Déjàvu?
After almost fifty years it was the simple wording on the highway signage that opened the floodgates. The saga of RFC had been silently running in the back of my mind for quite a while. Besides… I was told by my family doctor that it is important, from time to time, to confront all of our first near-death experiences. The year was 2012. We were transporting one of our horses on the interstate. We were on our way to the New Bolton Medical Center. His name was Quiot Handsome… because he was. The good news of the day was the very talented surgeon, who had recently worked on Barbaro, was going to operate on our Handsome. It was the signage displayed just past the toll booth that triggered the event. The flashback hit me like a ton of bricks. I had not contemplated this place and its unique situation for over 40 years. It was at that moment I made a decision. The saga of what happened to me and my team so very long ago would finally be told. RFC is the accounting of the silent combat fought in West Germany’s production of the Cold War and the experiences felt in a little known piece of real estate called the Fulda Gap.

Medellin: Acapulco Cold by Bill Fortin

Book Review: Medellin: Acapulco Cold (Rick Fontain Book 3) by Bill Fortin

Medellin Acapulco Cold (A Cold War Adventure with Rick Fontain Book 3)
Medellin: Acapulco Cold (Rick Fontain Book 3) by Bill Fortin

Blurb:

In March 1987, the CIA’s Operation Acapulco Cold took on the Medellín cartel. The journey would be dangerous. The alternative for not recovering the nuke would be too horrible to imagine. 
A theft occurs as a result of President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s treaty agreement in January 1986. Russian SS-20 medium-range missiles were removed from Eastern Europe and their nuclear MIRV packages removed. A shadow group inside the failing Russian government steals three of the nose-cone assembles. 
A Russian named Geonov is charged with selling one of these devices to the Medellin cartel. The asking price was $40 million dollars in cash. Pablo Escobar did not even blink when he was offered one. Operation Acapulco Cold is the detailed action taken by the CIA to address this life-altering situation.

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Medellin: Acapulco Cold (Rick Fontain Book 3) by Bill Fortin

Review:

A face-paced book that grips your attention from the very beginning. If you enjoy reading historical books, this book would surely entertain you. Fortin’s work clearly shows that an extensive research had been made to write this book, which revolves around the Cold War.

It’s hard to believe that this is a work of fiction, especially when the story features Ronald Reagan and a detailed setting of the 80’s. Truly an enjoyable read and it didn’t take a long time to finish the book, considering that the plot really hooked me into the story.

A 4.5 star !