Douglas, an aging science fiction actor, did not expect his life to become just like one of his films when he went to the convention.
It is 2009 and the United States is still in the grips of the Cold War. The détente of the 1990s has allowed for some leaps in personal technology. In medical technology, a fully implantable artificial heart was created, but a recall was announced in early 2009 after a few deaths were attributed to a disastrous malfunction. This horrifying issue has led to the passage of the "Live Organ Donor Act", a controversial bill that is a last chance attempt to solve the organ donor shortage, allowing people to sacrifice their own lives so that others could live. Its passage on June 3rd will impact many lives.
Douglas Kerrigan, an aging science fiction actor, is about to find out about his views on the act, as well as his views on many things after he is caught in the crossfire of a shooting targeting a loyal fan of his at a science fiction convention and plunged into a series of events that oddly resemble one of the films he starred in.
Note: This is the first third of a completed first novel of a series-in-progress. I might post more. Please give an honest critique so I can improve upon it.