“Sentence first, verdict after words.” -Lewis Carroll
My apologies to the White Queen for slightly altering her quote, but for a writer like me, it works better this way.
I am issuing a great big THANK YOU to all those of you in my blogging life and my on-line conversation circles for helping pass on the word about my two recently published thriller novels, Game Changer and Almost Perfect.
If all this is new to you, then take a look at Game Changer, a thriller novel about Beirut in the 60’s and a modern-day terrorist attack in Washington, by a female suicide bomber!
Here’s a quick overview:
When a suicide bomber blows herself up in Washington, President Roswell Clayton Pierce realises that nothing will ever be the same again. It is a Game Changer.
When Matt Richards sees bodies strewn across the US capital, he realises that there are some professions from which a man can never quit. It is a Game Changer.
And so begins a deadly game of cat and mouse against the most ruthless terrorists in the world. One man’s reputation will be decided, and a Presidency will be put to the test as the world stands on the brink of global chaos. Because when the Game changes, you either change with it…or you die.
From the terror camps of Beirut and the Lebanon, to the politics of the Middle East and Washington, Game Changer is a brilliant action thriller, combining the meticulous research of Frederick Forsyth, the military and intelligence know-how of Tom Clancy, the global reach of Robert Ludlum and the pulsating story-telling of Lee Child.
And my second thriller novel, Almost Perfect, about the Cathar Religion in the 12th Century, the Inquisition and modern-day financial fraud on a global scale is also climbing in the charts. If you like historical thrillers, you will discover a web of little known facts about the Catholic Church and its 100-year crusade against their own people.
Here’s a synopsis:
Matt Brennan, a brilliant young investment banker in the City of London, is celebrating his greatest deal yet: orchestrating a mega-merger that will transform the electronics industry. He is rich and successful beyond his wildest hopes. But his personal life is a mess. Fed up with his constant work, his wife is about to walk out on him. And he is plagued by mysterious dreams …of the Inquisition.
When Matt travels to Carcassonne in Southern France to buy a house he hopes will put his marriage and his life back together, he is plunged into the mysteries of the Cathar Sect, a fanatical branch of mediaeval Catholicism also known as the ‘the Perfects’. As he unlocks their secrets, his life is at stake.
And Matt Brennan is about to discover that no man, and no religion, is ever perfect.
Again, thanks to everyone for giving my fledgling writing career a boost.
Update: There are two more historical thriller novels to come over the next several months, one about female pirates on the high seas and the other about the drug wars.
You fail only if you stop writing. -Ray Bradbury
I would very much appreciate hearing from any of you about my novels. Especially about the characters since I am looking to craft a main character I can feature in future novels.
Tight Lines . . .
John R Childress