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The Long Game by Ian Conner

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A truly exceptional political thriller!

This exceptional political thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats. Now retired, Ian Conner’s experiences as a Marine and Army Infantry Sergeant give his writing real depth of detail. Set in California, the environmental pollution element, political intrigue, and suspense makes this a story which will appeal to many readers.

The story opens at Oceanside’s harbor, San Diego. Deep enough for a small fishing fleet, yet small enough to be friendly, it is truly The Jewel of the North. However, in this story danger lurks, as friends Doctor Chris Rogers and James Quinn discover when they take their normal water quality samples for Scripps Oceanography. With the San Onefre Nuclear Generating System the coast water quality control is important…

Meanwhile, at the helm of the country President Colin Rockwell has his own agenda; a serial philanderer, his bad judgment, personal decisions, and backhanded dealings are causing problems on a national and international scale. However, at the San Diego Times, newly appointed keen young reporter Amy Radigan has her teeth into her assignment, and her discoveries, and the subsequent revelations are set to rock the world in more ways than one.

Face paced and exciting, this intense thriller takes its readers across continents, through a myriad of emotions, and plays out a potential life and threatening environmental scenario. The characters are very believable, and their stories reveal political dealings, murder, espionage, and more, yet somehow the author has also managed to weave love and compassion into this story.

From his home in San Diego with his wife Bonnie, this retired military man now enjoys his animals, gardening, crafting beautiful stained glass, and writing. This is his second novel, the first, which drew me to this talented author, is the incredible fantasy epic Griffins Perch.

If you want to read a story which will pull you in from the first page, packed with excitement and intrigue. I can recommend this unforgettable political thriller; you will not be disappointed!

About the Book:

San Diego Times Reporter Amy Radigan has discovered a plot to cover-up damage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The deception could go as high as the Vice President and Amy must determine whom she can trust. Security specialist John Randall uncovers even more details and higher threats resulting attempts on Amy’s and the life of her girlfriend. All is not as it appears, as the President, Vice President are pitted against Radigan and company framed by a backdrop of international politics. LGBTQ fans will be thrilled . Fresh approaches to the main and side stories will hold the readers in a vice. The strong female characters. The story is filled with action sequences flow at a breakneck pace. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment.

Author’s Website: https://www.blackraptorbooks.com/

The Long Game is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Game-Ian-Conner/dp/B08J5BHTTJ/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

My Kind of Guy by Paddy Bostock

An entertaining, witty political story, you just won’t want to put down!

An entertaining, witty political story, you just won’t want to put down!

I love Paddy Bostock’s witty writing style and this new book is a classic example of a clever political novel with a great plot, excellent characters, and plenty of twists and turns. The author’s brilliantly descriptive writing enables him to treat his readers to wonderful scenes, and stage incredibly funny incidents, making this another unforgettable winning story.

Retired MI6 agent Mervyn Iain Vincent, has a lot on his mind, so much indeed that mundane household maintenance just doesn’t get done, after all as a fervent greenie his days are preoccupied with global politics, the extinction of the human race and the deceitful and misleading buffoons in critical power positions throughout the world.

However, in amongst the scamming and threatening telephone calls he receives, despite being ex-directory, an intriguing call from a Lizzie Leah. Not only does she call him by his (alias) name Doctor Vincent, a name he uses at the moment because of an old Oxford doctorate in forensic anthropology, but she has lost her ‘husband’ Leo Mc Guire, and wants him to use his ‘private eye’ skills in locating him.

Well, as it turns out, Mervyn actually remembers Leo or Leon Devin as he was known to MI6, as a rookie agent drummed out of the service for bad behaviour and endangering national security. Now he begins to understand how Leo could have really ‘poof’ disappeared from sight. Indeed the son of Svetlana, an ex-secretary in Gorbachev’s Kremlin, and Sir Montmorency Devine who fled to the UK and now lives a life of privilege is actually in America, on Fifth Avenue enjoying the hospitality of Hal Schornstein, a key player in the loony incumbent’s 2020 presidential re-election campaign and a linchpin for the continuance and growth of populist unrest throughout Europe. There Leon’s heavy involvement in these right-wing activities affords this gigolo with a dangerous and busy, if complicated life.

However, when his young sister Taya requests a meeting it soon becomes evident that this misguided young man needs to be reformed, but how will they do that? Well, you will have to read the book to discover the answer to that question.

Paddy Bostock who was born in Liverpool and now lives in London. He holds a BA in Modern Languages and History, a PGDip TESL, and a PhD in English Literature. His books embrace his own unique and totally irreverent take on life and the modern political scene. This entertaining work of political fiction is an excellent example of the wonderful penmanship of this talented author.

About the Author:

Paddy Bostock was born in Liverpool and holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and History, a PGDip TESL, and a PhD in English Literature. Down the years he has been a barman, a road worker, a songwriter, an educational researcher, a translator, a book reviewer, a university lecturer and Chair of Department, and a high school mentor. He lives in London with his wife, writer Dani Cavallaro, and likes animals and bicycles.

About the Book:

Appointed by Lizzie Leah to locate her lost lover, whom she knows by the name of Leo McGuire, PI (and ex-spy) Mervyn Vincent discovers that the object of his quest is not only a gigolo with a harem of “Mrs McGuires” across the continents, but also a valuable player (real name Leon Devine) in an international right-wing cartel. Realizing that there’s more to Leon than meets the eye, Mervyn joins forces with his sister Taya, and Lizzie to reform the young man and channel his abilities into worthier causes, thereby impacting, albeit modestly, the global power machinery.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Kind-Guy-Paddy-Bostock/dp/1613095783/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Lost Gospel of Donald by Preston Coleman

A not to be missed irreverent look at the lives and times of Donald Trump by Preston Coleman the King of Satire!

Preston Coleman, the author of this extremely witty book is a professor of communication with a doctorate in media studies. Anyone reading this clever story will not be surprised that he has won awards for his teaching, research, and satire.

At a time when many Americans, and indeed the rest of the world are frustrated and concerned about the words and actions of Donald Trump, through this clever work of historical fiction, the author gives his readers a satirical look at the life and times of this egotistical world leader.

The recent discovery of a previously unknown gospel in the basement of a Russian Orthodox church in Weehawken, New Jersey, written by Donald of Gaul has opened the eyes of the world in a revolutionary new way.

In this gospel, Donald Trump is Donald of Gaul, a wealthy entrepreneur with a hospitality empire. Forward-thinking he is always looking for new talent and acts, and having seen John the Baptist baptize Jesus he thinks they are magicians of the best caliber and admires their ability to draw crowds, just what he is looking for! And so the story continues bringing forth from me a stream of giggles as I read this talented author’s work.

With Donald of Gaul taking us through the four gospels, the New Testament, and the history of Rome from Julius Caesar to Nero, in his own unique ‘business speak’ he gives his reader his tongue in cheek take on the holy book and the teachings of its prophets.

Whilst the Lost Gospel of Donald is an extremely entertaining, ingenious work of fiction, it also, at the turn of every page, give its readers an interesting wealth of discussion topics, and copious material for debate. With clever comparisons, the author has highlighted some of the terrible career decisions which Donald Trump has made, and which have caused untold frustration to many people both in America and throughout the world.

In Conclusion: This irreverent, clever and witty book is just what we need! It sums up the worrying mind and makeup of this current world leader precisely, and I think it will become a classic, and afford talking points for years to come.

About the Author:

Professor of love, master of satire, expert fingerer of guitar strings and more!

Big heart, huge forehead, enlarged prostate–truly the total package.

Preston Coleman has been busy being born since 1961. He enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, then suffered through a difficult adolescence that lasted 25 years.

By age 37, Coleman had earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in media studies from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and conducting research, he wrote local newspaper columns and a series of political satires including:

Kingdoms of Paper and Glass
The Tennessee Leprechaun
The Oinky Boinky Machine
Elmo Frumpkin
and Those Arkansaw Bumkins.

These were published by his own Piccolo Press, so named (without irony) because it was small, but shrill. Rarely have an author and publisher shared such love and admiration. The end result was the creation of a personal library of over 1000 volumes, more than half of which Coleman wrote himself.

In the late 1990s, Coleman made the difficult transition from adolescence to middle age, and, at the beginning of the 21st Century, a second wrenching transition from local print media to the global Digital Age. He wrote and published realstupidnews.com, a news satire site that “s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d the truth, so you get more!” and newsprism.com, a news portal that ranked 500 news sites based on quality and orientation.

He was the official announcer and a performer at the 2004 Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta.

A vagabond professor of communication, Dr. Coleman has taught at numerous colleges and universities including the University of Iowa, Kennesaw State University, American Intercontinental University, Gainesville State College, the University of North Georgia, and Chesapeake College.

He’s won various awards including:

The Robert Bostrum Award for Outstanding Research
The Ann Matthews Purdy Award for Outstanding Faculty
The NISOD Excellence Award
Best Overall Satire, thesatireawards.com
Player of the Decade (1970s), Atlanta Colt Youth Association, 78-pound division

In 2020, Coleman resumed his writing career with the publication of The Lost Gospel of Donald and a compilation of previous work, Those Arkansaw Bumkins with The Oinky Boinky Machine and Elmo Frumpkin. He’s begun a new work, TBA, as he enjoys a quiet life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his wife, dogs, guitar, and kayak, in that order.

Available from links on the Author’s Website https://prestoncoleman.com/the-lost-gospel-of-donald/

Those Arkansaw Bumkins: with The Oinky Boinky Machine and Elmo Frumpkin by Preston Coleman

Three rollicking, irreverent tales from Preston Coleman, the King of Satire.

Preston Coleman has done it again! For those who loved his witty and extremely irreverent political satire The Lost Gospel of Donald, this talented author has this time written three short satires which will have those of us, exasperated by the American political system, laughing until they split their sides.

The first “Those Arkansaw Bumkins” tells of the Bumkins household’s transportation by tornado onto the lawn of the Capital City Mal. Subsequently they have a meteoric rise to power as Co-Presidents of America in their new abode, the White Castle. Well, you can probably imagine the shenanigans which take place, but let me tell you, they are nothing compared to the tales you will read about in this entertaining and totally irreverent story. Let me just say that there’s a clue in the stories subtitle, “A Gremlin in His Goober.”

Then follows The Oinky Boinky Machine, which is the tale of Livingstone Ostrich, an Ostrich who bravely, after a great tragedy, decides to puts his head above the parapet. As with the popular classic Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, this is a tale of standing out in the crowd, and the consequences of doing so. Bravely the intrepid Livingston Ostrich decides that something has to be done to stop the horrendous Oinky Boinky Machine. But is he the bird to do it? Will he have the strength to overcome the cavernous machine, and its blood-sucking Vampire Pigs which reside within and keep it alive?

Last but not least is the tale of “Elmo Frumpkin. Poor Elmo Frumpkin is a forest hermit, who finds himself snatched from his peaceful life in the Deep South, and thrown into prison by Sher’f Gimby. There he discovers that his innocent behavior has caused him to be placed unwittingly into the criminal justice system. With his life changed forever Elmo and his far from conventional cell mate Hannibal Purdy escape from prison, and begin their rollercoaster of an adventure. Read it and laugh out loud, giggle or whatever takes your fancy, but most of all embrace wholeheartedly this talented author’s clever use of irony and humor.

Destined to go down in history as the King of Satire, Preston Coleman is a refreshing blast of fresh air, and just what his country and the literary world need!

About the Author:

Professor of love, master of satire, expert fingerer of guitar strings and more!

Big heart, huge forehead, enlarged prostate–truly the total package.

Preston Coleman has been busy being born since 1961. He enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, then suffered through a difficult adolescence that lasted 25 years.

By age 37, Coleman had earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in media studies from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and conducting research, he wrote local newspaper columns and a series of political satires including:

Kingdoms of Paper and Glass
The Tennessee Leprechaun
The Oinky Boinky Machine
Elmo Frumpkin
and Those Arkansaw Bumkins.

These were published by his own Piccolo Press, so named (without irony) because it was small, but shrill. Rarely have an author and publisher shared such love and admiration. The end result was the creation of a personal library of over 1000 volumes, more than half of which Coleman wrote himself.

In the late 1990s, Coleman made the difficult transition from adolescence to middle age, and, at the beginning of the 21st Century, a second wrenching transition from local print media to the global Digital Age. He wrote and published realstupidnews.com, a news satire site that “s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d the truth, so you get more!” and newsprism.com, a news portal that ranked 500 news sites based on quality and orientation.

He was the official announcer and a performer at the 2004 Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta.

A vagabond professor of communication, Dr. Coleman has taught at numerous colleges and universities including the University of Iowa, Kennesaw State University, American Intercontinental University, Gainesville State College, the University of North Georgia, and Chesapeake College.

He’s won various awards including:

The Robert Bostrum Award for Outstanding Research
The Ann Matthews Purdy Award for Outstanding Faculty
The NISOD Excellence Award
Best Overall Satire, thesatireawards.com
Player of the Decade (1970s), Atlanta Colt Youth Association, 78-pound division

In 2020, Coleman resumed his writing career with the publication of The Lost Gospel of Donald and a compilation of previous work, Those Arkansaw Bumkins with The Oinky Boinky Machine and Elmo Frumpkin. He’s begun a new work, TBA, as he enjoys a quiet life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his wife, dogs, guitar, and kayak, in that order.

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Those-Arkansaw-Bumkins-Machine-Frumpkin-ebook/dp/B08775K5FF/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1587547036&refinements=p_27%3APreston+Coleman&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&text=Preston+Coleman

The Pakistan Conspiracy, A Novel of Espionage by Francesca Salerno

Fast paced political thriller.

Product Details

 

After the horror of 9/11, the world searched for Osama Bin Laden, leader of the terrorist group Al Qaeda. SEAL Team Six found, captured, and killed him in Abbottabad in May 2011, but the story doesn’t end there.


At the time of his capture and death CIA agent Kate Langley had been working at the American Embassy in Pakistan. Then, suddenly she’s transferred back to Washington, on the orders of the Pakistan Foreign Ministry, suspected of being a spy.


However, from her desk, back on American soil, Kate discovers that the Al Qaeda are about to seek revenge for the killing of their leader. Their plan is to destroy a western city. Yasser Khalidi Al-Greeb has managed to acquire a small, portable nuclear weapon, from a retired Russian KGB colonel, and they plan to use it in Manhatten, where it will have catastrophic consequences.


Kate returns to Pakistan, as an undercover agent, with no protection, no back up, only her instincts to keep her safe. With help, she manages to trace the path of the weapon from Moscow to Karachi, all the time aware that if it reaches America all will be lost.


Right from page one, this book is action packed, exciting, and full of political intrigue, I just could not put it down. It has very plausible characters, great attention to detail, and scene setting. If you are looking for a fast-paced political thriller full of suspense, with plenty of twists and turns I would not hesitate to recommend it.