It’s been awhile since my last Newsletter because I’ve been writing long hours to complete my next book, A Quiet End, featuring John Corey.
Last time we saw John in The Panther he was in Yemen, chasing down the bad guys who blew up the USS Cole. If you haven’t read The Panther, please do. You may find that it offers some good insights and background regarding what’s happening now in the Middle East.
In A Quiet End, we see John back in New York, and this time the bad guys are not Islamic terrorists — they are the Russians who have also been in the news a lot. John Corey is happy to be back on his home turf and happier to be out of the Mideast section of the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. As John says in the book, the Cold War seems to be back. Indeed it is.
A Quiet End will be published in May 2015, but you can read the first chapter after the New Year on my website. I’ll remind you in my December Newsletter.
My last book was titled The Quest and it’s available in hardcover, trade paperback, audio CD, audio download, and as an e-book. The mass market edition will be published in December, in time for the holidays. The Quest is a religious thriller — more thriller than religious — with a love triangle to keep the three main characters busy between lethal encounters during the Ethiopian Civil War.
The cable-TV series of my novel Plum Island is moving forward as it has been for almost two years. I may have more news in my December Newsletter regarding who will play John Corey and when production will begin. Meanwhile, Plum Island is being reissued this month in trade paperback and mass market, with new covers.
People always ask me what I read, and I’m usually reading my own manuscript. But I did have the opportunity to read a fantastic political thriller — The Means, by Doug Brunt who also wrote the bestseller Ghosts of Manhattan. The Means takes the reader inside the worlds of cable news journalism and a presidential campaign. Eye opening.
Veterans Day is November 11, and I mark the day every year by getting together with eight or ten Vietnam Vets for cocktails and dinner. The cocktail hour seems to get longer every year, and the war stories get shorter — as it should be.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. And, as always, I send my thoughts and prayers to our men and women in uniform, especially those serving overseas during the holidays.
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