by J. Luke Bennecke
Pub Date 06 Mar 2018
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A civil engineer. A terrorist. A twisted game of chess. Meet Jake Bendel, a civil engineer in the state of California. Tired of slogging through the infamous LA traffic to get to and from work, he and a team of experts design a roadway system which involves self-driving cars, negating thousands of traffic-related deaths each year and drastically reducing commute times. All runs smoothly until a terrorist weaponizes the system and devises a scheme to kill off thousands of Americans in one day, simply by subverting the computer codes. A brilliant sociopath, Viktor distinctly hears the voices of both his deceased mother and his god, who influence his every move. While he and his brothers ruthlessly annihilate Americans, all in the name of Allah, Viktor manages to plant evidence and sway the media and the public into convicting Jake of these horrendous crimes against humanity. One rogue FBI agent believes in Jake’s innocence. Realizing there’s a mole in their midst, the two must go off the grid to prove to America that Jake is, indeed, not the terrorist and not guilty of murder. A gripping tale from the first page to the last, Civil Terror – Gridlock will have you on the edge of your seat, blood pressure skyrocketing as the story twists and turns its way to the finish line.
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About the Author:
J. Luke Bennecke is a native Californian and a 26-year veteran civil engineer who has spent his career helping people by improving transportation systems in Southern California. Like most commuters, he longs for the day when traffic congestion is a thing of the past and highway fatalities are a distant memory. He has a BS in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, an MBA in Corporate Management from Cal State San Bernardino. He has worked on and off since 1992 with the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), has a private pilot's certificate, is a licensed real estate broker, licensed general building contractor, certified Project Management Professional, CEO of Red Apple Reading (software company that teaches reading skills to children) and is a partner in the successful firm, Southstar Engineering, based in Riverside.