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Dusk Before Dawn

A presidential election to replace a corrupt U.S. government is upended by a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Agent Ethan Clark and the CIA investigate a possible coup in Moscow while monied interests at home threaten American democracy itself. The sequel to 2012’s spy novel Operation Bald Eagle promises to thrill readers while posing troubling questions about the fate of self-government.

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Operation Bald Eagle

Agent Ethan Clark faces one of the most challenging missions in his thirty year career working for The Agency. A Chinese businessman attempts to acquire a highly valued American technology company with sensitive U.S. government contracts. Intelligence suggests a possible cyber attack is in the works, but all is not as it seems. A thrilling adventure across the globe awaits.

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The James Bond Movie Guide

The James Bond Movie Guide is the ultimate source for this renowned movie franchise. With a collection of reviews and summaries for the 22 films, you will learn about each in detail and without fear of spoilers. A list of facts and cast for each film is included, along with series-wide facts, trivia, figures, and charts. Adding to the value are reviews for James Bond video games dating back to GoldenEye 007, some of the best Bond quotes from each film, as well as a list of the top 10 greatest James Bond theme songs.

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Ozzy

Ozzy is the short story of a cat and his master. After losing his beloved wife, the man struggles to cope with a lonely life, a troubled son, and the nightmares of his past.

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Operation Bald Eagle Now Available for Free

My favorite four letter word starts with an F but it’s not a profanity: FREE. Download Operation Bald Eagle — absolutely free — at Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBooks, Kobo or Smashwords to celebrate the release of its sequel, Dusk Before Dawn! B&N’s Nook and Kobo have free apps, as does Apple for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Agent Ethan Clark faces one of the most challenging missions in his thirty year career working for The Agency in Operation Bald Eagle. A Chinese businessman attempts to acquire a highly valued American technology company with sensitive U.S. government contracts. Intelligence suggests a possible cyber attack is in the works, but all is not as it seems. A thrilling adventure across the globe awaits.

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Dusk Before Dawn Launches on Amazon, Smashwords

The sequel to Operation Bald Eagle is finally available. I am proud to release Dusk Before Dawn after a long five month process of writing, proofreading and editing. My heart and soul went into perfecting every word in this book. It is, in my opinion, the best piece of fiction that I have done. Fans of Operation Bald Eagle will definitely not be disappointed.

Dusk Before Dawn is a spy novel featuring the veteran CIA Agent Ethan Clark and his young colleague, Martin Frost. The story takes place across the Atlantic where a Russian invasion of Ukraine upends a presidential election to replace a corrupt U.S. government. Agent Clark must investigate a possible coup in Moscow at the same time that monied interests at home threaten American democracy itself.

If you enjoy spy novels and political dramas, Dusk Before Dawn is an absolute must-read. It’s available for the affordable price of $2.99.

Dusk Before Dawn

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NaNoWriMo Day 3: Another Day, Another Chapter

A lot of my time was consumed today doing other things than writing my novel: I went out to lunch with my aunt, watched the Notre Dame game, beat Zone of the Enders and finished a blog post about Tuesday’s upcoming election, among other things. Thankfully there’s an extra hour packed into the day to get some writing done! This is going to be a short update so that I can go to bed. Check out the latest version of Dusk Before Dawn with a chapter and a half added since the last update.

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NaNoWriMo Day 2: The Long Road Ahead

Today is the second day of NaNoWriMo and I’ve made some decent progress toward the goal of 50,000 words in one month. The word count is up to 3,175. Right now I’m on pace to reach the finish line at the end of November. The latest version can be downloaded at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250909.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

A few pieces of information that will help you track my progress. Last night I set up a Facebook and Twitter account for Dusk Before Dawn: You can find them at http://facebook.com/duskbeforedawn and http://twitter.com/duskbeforedawn1, respectively. Please “Like” and “Follow” them if you have an account on either Facebook or Twitter. You’ll find posts that I will not likely make on this blog.

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NaNoWriMo: And So It Begins…

For the second year in a row I’ve decided to participate in the National Novel Writing Month. Basically it is an intense month-long writing marathon that challenges authors to compose a 50,000 word novel in just thirty days throughout the month of November. I fell short of finishing in the month last year with Operation Bald Eagle. It ultimately took two months (which I thought was still respectable). This year I’m determined to actually get it done in one.

The book is tentatively titled Dusk Before Dawn and is a direct sequel to Operation Bald Eagle. “What’s it about?” you ask. Good question!

A presidential election is underway to replace a corrupt government overrun by lobbyists and super PACs. The CIA already brought down a sitting president and members of Congress who colluded with a crazed business mogul intent on starting a war with China during Operation Bald Eagle, yet monied interests continue to have a stranglehold on American democracy. Meanwhile, international events in Europe promise to upend the election in a big way. Agent Ethan Clark and the CIA must confront global conflict while closely monitoring the integrity of the American elections.

It’s definitely a timely topic with just a week to go before the election. If you’re worried that it is loaded with partisan ramblings, though, then you have nothing to fear. This book is meant to draw attention to the rampant corruption of our current political system with its limitless flood of cash from millionaires and billionaires at the expense of average voters. It does not attempt to blame one party or the other. Since it is a work of fiction it uses obvious hyperbole, but it still acts as a warning for the future of our democracy.

You can read Dusk Before Dawn as it is being written by visiting my NaNoWriMo page at Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250909). Check back throughout November for updates on the writing process!


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Win a Copy of Operation Bald Eagle

Cyber attacks are a more serious threat than people would probably like to think about. A single virus uploaded to a vulnerable computer system is capable of knocking off vital infrastructure, leaking classified government information and can potentially be used against our military. It’s already happened before on a small scale. The only question is when will it happen again and how much damage will it do?



Operation Bald Eagle is the story of Agent Ethan Clark, who faces one of the most challenging missions in his thirty year career working for The Agency. A Chinese businessman attempts to acquire a highly valued American technology company with sensitive U.S. government contracts. Intelligence suggests a possible cyber attack is in the works, but all is not as it seems. A thrilling adventure across the globe awaits in this novel.

I’m giving away three free copies of Operation Bald Eagle for Kindle, Nook, and the iPhone/iPad. All you have to do is like Operation Bald Eagle on Facebook at http://facebook.com/operationbaldeagle. I’ll pick three winners with each getting their choice of platform from the ones mentioned. You can also purchase a copy of your own at Amazon.com and Smashwords at the low price of $.99 for a limited time. Sample up to 50% of the book at Smashwords before you buy!

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