The Torch is Passed: A Harding Family Story

By Bill Powers

Thriller | Paperback, eBook


Now comes the second Harding family story, "The Torch is Passed", winner of the 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. A suspenseful and plot-twisting story, it finds Andrea’s world turned upside-down when her father, Nicholas, and her uncle, Michael, are shot in a shocking and puzzling attack. With only her paternal grandmother left, it falls to Andrea — a recent college graduate — to not only investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder attempt on her father and uncle, but also to oversee Harding Industries — and navigate an often dangerous fast-track to adulthood. Brimming with plot twists, unexpected decisions, and recurring threats to relationships, "The Torch is Passed" is a tantalizing read with historical references. This includes a subplot involving an old land deal set up by John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company over one-hundred years ago; one that involves the Harding family...


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Now comes the second Harding family story, "The Torch is Passed", winner of the 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. A suspenseful and plot-twisting story, it finds Andrea’s world turned upside-down when her father, Nicholas, and her uncle, Michael, are shot in a shocking and puzzling attack. With only her paternal grandmother left, it falls to Andrea — a recent college graduate — to not only investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder attempt on her father and uncle, but also to oversee Harding Industries — and navigate an often dangerous fast-track to adulthood. Brimming with plot twists, unexpected decisions, and recurring threats to relationships, "The Torch is Passed" is a tantalizing read with historical references. This includes a subplot involving an old land d...


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Bill Powers is a former pharmaceutical Research & Development executive, world traveler and history buff turned suspense/thriller author. Bill has two award winning thriller novels, The Pharm House and The Torch is Passed. He lives in Mendham, NJ and is a member of the New Jersey Authors’ Network. He earned his PhD in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati, and has published numerous abstracts, articles, and book chapters on a variety of toxicology subjects. Bill’s parents were both teachers who stoked his childhood love for words and voracious appetite for reading. He is married, with one adult child, and has moved away from the corporate world to focus on his writing career.


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Bill Powers is a former pharmaceutical Research & Development executive, world traveler and history buff turned suspense/thriller author. Bill has two award winning thriller novels, The Pharm House and The Torch is Passed. He lives in Mendham, NJ and is a member of the New Jersey Authors’ Network. He earned his PhD in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati, and has published numerous abstrac...


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