Evasive Gold

Have fifty tons of gold been astray since World War II? But how could that threaten America’s dominant global role? Only if the word gets out. And it has. When Norway was invaded by Nazi Germany in April, 1940, the National Bank’s 50 tons of gold deposits were smuggled away and brought across the Atlantic to safety. Or maybe not. Could the hoard still be out there somewhere? The word has leaked to a group of Neo Nazis who have made their own calculation. Fifty tons of gold is worth more than ten times what Osama bin Laden needed to build up the Al Qaida terrorist network. Two agents are each given a mission. One in 1940, and one in present-day New York. Evasive Gold follows both men – each in his own period of time – until the final dramatic moment when their two paths converge. Evasive Gold is both a historical WWII novel and a present-day mystery seeking to reveal the past through a hunt for elusive clues in the present, written and hidden 75-80 years ago.

Meet Mauri Fredricks

Mauritz Fredriksen (Mauri Fredricks) was born in Norway, but grew up in the United States, the son of immigrant parents. He attended a number of schools in different parts of the country as his father was moved around by the Fish and Wildlife Service as a captain of a research vessel. The family finally settled in Massachusetts. He earned an SB degree from MIT in Humanities and Engineering, with a concentration in History and Comparative Literature. During that time, he had also spent a year at the University of Oslo studying Norwegian Literature. He also served a three-year enlistment in the US Army which included a tour in Germany. Most of his career has been in IT, first in the Boston area and then in Norway after he and his wife Astrid moved back to Oslo. He earned a further history degree (Cand. Mag.) from the University of Oslo, specializing in Economic History. He has also worked several years free-lance as a translator (Norwegian to English). During the first few years of his retirement, Astrid and he lived aboard their sailboat during the temperate seasons, sailing and exploring the coasts of Scandinavia.

Afghan’s Lipstick Warriors: Darkness Falls

Afghan’s Lipstick Warriors: Darkness Falls, the continuing saga of the lady rebels from Afghan’s Lipstick Warriors: First Chronicle, is set against the stunning collapse of the Afghan Army in early August, 2021 and takes the reader on a harrowing, roller coaster ride of love, war and international intrigue.

In the opening scenes, Clayton Dorn, the CIA operative and male protagonist from First Chronicle, finds his efforts to save Afghanistan hamstrung by an administration that is at once selectively bombing the Taliban, attempting to negotiate a peace settlement with them and not so secretly backing its way out the door. When Clayton learns that Saarah Khalil, the female protagonist and love interest from First Chronicle, has been captured by a Taliban warlord, he and his team of maverick CIA operatives once again go completely off the reservation in an attempt to rescue her. From the high valleys of the Hindu Kush to the barren red desert plains of Herat and Kandahar, they crisscross Afghanistan, teaming up with various allies, capturing Taliban leaders and suffering no silence in their efforts to find Saarah and free her from bondage.

By the time Clayton is ready to launch his rescue op, he is on the wrong side of everyone, from the president of the United States on down to his own CIA chief, and with only one clue to guide him, what a young Taliban deserter has told Clayton of Saarah’s possible whereabouts. With Kabul surrounded, the American government fleeing for the exits and one secret bargaining chip in his back pocket ─ a supreme Taliban religious leader being held by the Northern Alliance ─ Clayton and his fellow operators team up with what’s left of the Lipstick Warriors on a life and death mission to save Saarah.

If you enjoy sweeping adventures with rogue warriors and colorful characters, look no further than Afghan’s Lipstick Warriors: Darkness Falls, a tale that will keep you riveted until the very last page is turned.

A fantastic read. Corcoran and Williams have created an indelible portrait of the warrior experience in Afghanistan. From the absurd to the tragic, from the comic and to the just plain dumb ass things soldiers do to keep from going mad amidst the crucible of war, the adventures herein are all too real for those of us who did our time in country. An important book, if for no other reason than to remind us of how long and hard we fought for the freedom of the Afghan people, only to have it blown away with the wind.

Command Sergeant Major Joe Hill, Retired


Meet Gary Paul Corcoran

The product of an Irish/Italian family, Mr. Corcoran was transplanted from the clapboard New England of his youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that increasingly littered the old ranches and disappearing orange groves south of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Ever rebellious, and true to the folk music/coffee house idealism that helped shape his early worldview, he chose to resist the Vietnam War, was a man without a country for several years and can count incarceration in a Mexican prison as one of his many colorful experiences from that era.

Having pursued a love of reading and writing in various forms all his life, Mr. Corcoran finally took that passion seriously around the turn of the millennium and has dedicated the remainder of his days to authorship. In completing the circle of destiny, he has returned to the New England of his youth and presently resides along the shore of Rhode Island.

The Body in the Bed

In a plot as timely as today’s newspaper, Roger and Suzanne return to Montevideo, Uruguay to attend a festive dinner in honor of their friend’s promotion to police captain. There’s a surprise guest waiting for them when they arrive in their hotel room. Who killed the body they find in the bed? Roger and Suzanne are the lead suspects in a murder, their allies on the police forces of Uruguay and Paraguay may be the targets of a conspiracy, and nobody can be trusted. Readers new to the series will enjoy this fast paced, action filled international mystery as a stand-alone introduction to the region and the series characters.

Meet Jerold Last

The author is a Professor at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes fast paced “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no bad words), published on Amazon Kindle. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, which provide the settings for several of the earlier Roger and Suzanne mysteries including this one. Jerry and Elaine also breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs.

Omega: The Heart and Soul of a War Criminal

The Young Captain Carter leads Omega Squad, a band of British, Special Forces soldiers who are known to teeter between legal and illegal warfare. Omega Squad come face to face with the eccentric and mad, Tarmo Skenev, an arms dealer who has taken former Omega Squad member, turned undercover operative, Riley, prisoner. Just when they believe their mission is over, Omega realise it is only the beginning. As the fight gets bloodier and enemy ties deepen, each member of Omega must face their own demons, coming face to face with their mental health. Who should read this book? Fans of gripping action, heroes to back to the very end and villains to despise. Junkies of thriller, who have no clue what to expect next, the twist in this tale is harsh and lethal. The story is not just another epic action series, it comes with an embedded message of mental health. One of our heroes from Omega Squad, Reed, is an amazing soldier, his skill eclipses all others, yet he is haunted by his past, a tragic accident is relived over and over. Shift, another member of the squad, battles his dissociative identity disorder. In the story, we find out how one particular song turns him into an unhinged, animalistic mad man. Romance is also a key part of this story, a story of love, its trials and tribulations. How even in a world of war and terror, love flourishes and its stubbornness to die. We see both sides of it. A beautiful moment when two souls, destined for one another, finally come face to face, against all odds. Also, the darker side of love. The obsessiveness of it. How an infatuation can blind you and lead you down a path you would not willingly choose to follow. This story will beg its reader to ask themselves, ‘what would I have done in that situation?’. Omega: The Heart and Soul of a War Criminal is an epic story that features, thought-provoking dialogue, a promise of realism and shines a light on the delicate nature of mental health.

Meet Jax Bowman

A twenty-something-year-old relentlessly chasing the dream to create a piece of fiction that does more than tell a story. I first discovered my love for writing during my last year of college, where I studied Creative Media Production, a course I had fallen out of love with. Until I found screenwriting. It was my saving grace and gave me a new-found desire to continue with my college education. I have written a mockumentary/comedy script and an action screenplay. ‘Omega: The Heart and Soul of a War Criminal’ is an adaptation of that same action screenplay. I have spent over a year transforming this humble screenplay into an epic story, which features, thought-provoking dialogue. Characters to fall in love with, and those to despise. A promise of realism. And a shining light on mental health.

COUNTDOWN AMERICA

“…a new political cyberespionage novel with a fierce female protagonist who also happens to be a single mom, providing a thrilling and relevant read that is also an inspiration to women everywhere.” – The Review Wire

Still grieving the loss of her husband, CIA Agent Isabella Bendel is excited about her promotion to Chief Supervisor. It will finally take her out of the field and allow her to spend more time with her young twins. However, the promotion put a giant target on her back and it’s clear someone wants her out of the way. When an attempted hit goes wrong followed by the kidnapping of her children and mother, Isabella’s world is completely shaken and she’s not sure who she can trust. With the full resources of the CIA looking for her family, Isabella must keep her calm and piece together a puzzle which points towards a Russian attack on the US. Time’s running out and Isabella must save her family and stop those hell-bent on destroying the United States before it’s too late.


Meet M.C. Fox

As a writer, I’ve long been fascinated by the world of espionage. Living in New York, I’m constantly inspired by the sights and sounds of a large city, and how that forms the perfect environment for a fast-paced thriller. Given our unstable political climate, as well as the Russian hacking of the election, I knew that it was the time for a spy story set in the world of political cyber-espionage, led by a fierce female protagonist.

Declassified: The First Five Missions Of Jarvis Love—Spy

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Filled with hair-raising action and wild chases, this collection presents five edge-of-your-seat adventures that hark back to the great spy novels of the sixties but infused with the high-octane punch of a modern thriller.

Jarvis Love is a freshly-minted operative for the Global Intelligence Network. He is young, inexperienced, and about to be thrust into the explosive world of Cold War espionage…but he is bulldog-ish in everything he undertakes and refuses to quit.

“This collection returns spy fiction to the cool vibe of the swinging sixties when martinis were served shaken not stirred.”

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Blood, Fire and Ice

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BLOOD, FIRE AND ICE takes the reader into the realm of corporate terrorism. The global Association of Petroleum producers resorts to murder, sabotage and political bribery to prevent the development of an abundant new fuel source that threatens their existence.

Members of an international Arctic research team developing an abundant new fuel source are targeted. Labs are destroyed and members killed. Canadian team members have their funding cancelled at the request of 3 Senators who are on the payroll of “Big Oil”. Police ignore the researchers’ pleas for help when some are murdered. They are rescued in a joint FBI-CIA operation seeking to protect the new technology.

Surviving team members are moved to safety and recruited to complete their project jointly funded by Japan, Russia and an American scientific foundation. Sabotage continues with a seaborne attack on an offshore drilling platform off Japan and blocking attempts countering patent filings. The Japanese Government considers itself at war with the oil interests.

A blackmailing Canadian Senator is killed by “Big Oil” and his legacy of secrets are a ticking bomb waiting for discovery threatening both the Prime Minister of Canada and the oil association. The secrets eventually surface and all hell breaks loose.

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Gary Gatlin Reluctant Hero – WW2 Trilogy book 1

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All proceeds from this book go to the Angels on the Border charity, formed by the author to help struggling families in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Book Description: Sent by his parents to Formosa to learn Japanese fruit cultivation techniques, 19-year old Gary Gatlin raises suspicions on his first day on the island when he defends a market vendor from Japanese soldiers. After the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Gary becomes a wanted man. Aided by rebel tribesmen he has befriended, Gary escapes the island on a freighter, only to be marooned on an uncharted atoll where he once again is drawn into a battle that settles the score once and for all.

About Angels on the Border

Author Carl Haupt and his wife, Sarah, started helping struggling families in Agua Prieta, Mexico, across from Douglas, Arizona, in 1992. They brought food and other necessities, helped build over 100 homes, and delivered 25 donated mobile homes to needy families in the area. Today, Angels on the Border continues the work started by Carl and Sarah over twenty-five years ago. All author royalties from Gary Gatlin: Reluctant Hero go to Angels on the Border, a non-profit established by Carl and Sarah to ensure their charitable work carries on. Visit www.AngelsOnTheBorder.org to learn more and to find out how you can donate to help needy families.

Darkness and Blood

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A former American spy in hiding and his former CIA handler find themselves on the run in Europe after they unearth shocking top-secret information. Against a backdrop of paranoia, late night whistle blowing and high-level back stabbing, Steve Haberman’s latest thriller, Darkness and Blood, is the sequel to The Killing Ploy. Sometimes being overly suspicious can keep you alive.