Find out about the book, Number 181!

Began as a way to organize the rambling thoughts that bounced around my head as I traveled the country, the impetuous for Number 181 came - as things are known to to - during a night of drinking. Seven years later, after a serious of fits, starts, negligence and passion, I realized that I had the framework for a story. It's grown thanks to the efforts of friends and colleagues, but Number 181 is and always will be a story of the average American pushed to the brink.

The book was released in the fall of 2011 to a smattering of positive reviews and has made its way nationally thanks to a devoted fan in California and the intricate web of endurance race enthusiasts that the author has met. Though there are few distinct connections between the book and the sport, a definite link can be made between the personalities of the book's characters and the determination and mental toughness of endurance athletes

The book's jacket reads as follows -

"Shawn Kidd is a researcher with few hobbies and fewer friends. His life has reached a crossroad, though. Never one to take risks or assume responsibilities, Shawn is torn. But, in one night, everything changes.

An enemy has obtained a seemingly-insignificant, low security list - one with the names of 181 children on it - designed to find those that demonstrate the traits that make them ideal recruits for all levels of American intelligence agencies. The Reaper List.

But, these children know nothing of politics or war, nothing of their placement on this list, and nothing of why they are being targeted. But, one by one and over the course of one tragic night, all will be killed.

All but one.

All but Number 181."

The author touts it as "The Red Badge of Courage for the Bourne generation" and has vowed to donate the net proceeds for the foreseeable future to the Green Beret Foundation, an organization with which he has formed strong connections in 2012. The GBF is a non-profit organization that provides resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured and imparts unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.

Few goals are as respectful and few groups are doing such worthy work. Follow the links below to learn more about the group and purchase a copy of the book.

Green Beret Foundation.
Number 181 - Kindle Edition.
Number 181- Paperback Edition.

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