One lonely day in Kansas farm country, a college professor is en route to a new job. Then, she encounters her biggest surprise ever. He is a handsome, intelligent, and faithful FBI agent. He is also battered and mangled with his equally battered and mangled government car at the side of the road. Kate soon finds herself mixed up in the dark world of Agent Gareth McFadyn. That is full of spies, terrorists, hackers, and corrupt bureaucracies. Her planned road trip, and career move, are ultimately derailed. But in the middle of this unforeseen mess and intrigue. Kate and Gareth together discover their similarities. And not their starkly different class backgrounds and upbringings. Together, the unlikely pair find a deep and lasting companionship. A binding faith in their God. A passion for fun and adventure. And more importantly than not, a burning will. It is to survive against all odds. That is when the evil machinations of Third Wave terrorist leader Klaus Vogle. These, along with some bad scummy office politics. And the selfish and greedy scheming of the industrial tycoon Father of Gareth, Andrew McFadyn. All of this seems to be conspiring against them. Thus, begins the modern-day fairy tale of a chivalrous knight and his fair and wise maiden. Follow agent Gareth Dru McFadyn and his random traveling companion, Kate Greenwood, on their odyssey of love, adventure, faith, morality, and patriotism in “Counterstrike: Heaven Sent.” “Counterstrike: Heaven Sent, Book 1: Heroic Measures” follows Kate from a cornfield in Kansas. It is where she meets a bloodied agent Gareth. It hints at the scummy office politics of the Denver FBI office. It then continues with the perilous journey back to Washington. It also introduces the brilliant and eccentric tech team. Gareth leads them at the secret FBI Section Six. And it concludes with a bitter and nasty career drama of Kate Greenwood in DC. Note: This is the minibook trilogy of “Counterstrike: Heaven Sent,” split into smaller pieces for better reader satisfaction and enjoyment. These, with books 1, 2, and 3, account for the main story. And the optional “Gareth File.” It is a documentary of the making of “Counterstrike: Heaven Sent.” And the optional “Misadventures of Jan and Travis.” It is a triple biography and memoir of the two authors. They are the late Janet C. Smyth, 1950-2014. And her son and editor, Travis L. Salisbury, 1980-????.
So, I was born in Eugene, OR, on Feb 07, 1980. My parents are Jeffrey Salisbury And Janet Smyth (she died in 2014). They divorced in 1982. So, I grew up as a poor kid in Coos Bay, OR. Then, I had two years of community college. And my previous employment was as a caretaker for Grandfather Norman and Mother Janet. That was for 14 years. Then, I thought that I would give a stab at copyediting. The editor had the honored and cherished privilege of closely assisting the author, Mother Janet Smyth, through copyediting. That was for four years before her passing in 2014. The editor has now had an ample opportunity to become acquainted with the story of “Counterstrike: Heaven Sent.” The editor also happens to be the second grandson of Ralph Salisbury, Legendary Poet, 1926-2017. So, how about them apples?
A preview of the seemingly Oz like magical scene leading Miss Kate Greenwood into her exciting and terrifying Eastern adventure from San Francisco.
This path brought her ever closer to the great state of Kansas. Kate had always held some peculiar ideas about Kansas. She was a fan of the Wizard of Oz. The artist in her soul had gotten inspired by the vivid colors of the story. Ruby slippers or silver shoes. Depending on what version you liked. Yellow brick roads, an emerald city, and, of course, the rainbow itself. The rainbow is a symbol of the promises of God to Man. And always a magical portent of magical things to come. Most people had taken the State of Kansas as a metaphor for the rest of the World. Thus, believing that if something could happen in an uneventful place like Kansas. Then, it could happen anywhere. But what if Kansas had only appeared humdrum on the surface? What if Kansas was not mundane at all? But it was, in fact, truly magical.