W.K. Dwyer on the web for more information.

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Book Launch Party - The Killing Flower
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | October 15, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us in the Nicolás Guillén room for this Author Event.  W.K. Dwyer will be discussing his first novel, The Killing Flower.

About The Killing Flower:  

9/11, that was the day he kind of snapped. Stopped. Decided he’s done—done asking God to fix things, to go back and erase the past, to pick up the pieces from his parents’ nightmare divorce. If no one else cared, he’d do it himself. He’d join up, go off to Iraq and kill the bad guys, save America, prevent the next 9/11.

And that’s exactly what happens. Except it’s all just a repeat.

Where’d I go in the explosion, and how am I still alive? Why did Stuart warn me about a little girl dressed up like a flower? Why do I keep dreaming about Brazil?

Told with gripping realism, The Killing Flower thrusts the unnamed narrator into the war of the YouTube generation—raw, unfiltered, instantly famous but unimportant, graphic and shocking and ignored. Enemies are anonymous and everywhere. IEDs explode randomly by cell phone. Prescription drugs, recurring nightmares, PTSD—inside, the vines are closing in.

Trapped between the lies those around him seem to believe and the lies he’s been telling himself, he is taunted by the reality: he’s failed as a hero, and now it’s too late. He needs a do-over, a chance to change the world—a chance to suggest the one solution that’s never been tried.

About the author: 

W.K. Dwyer has written short stories and poetry for decades and was trained as a musician under J.D. Blair. Following the events of September 11, he stopped creating music to focus on writing and podcasting about the root causes of terrorism.

W.K. holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and has done post-graduate work in AI and cognitive science. He works as a government contractor, developing targeting systems for counterterrorism.

This is his first novel. Please visit W.K. Dwyer on the web for more information. 


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