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Gideon’s War by Howard Gordon

By George Ebey

Recently I caught up with Howard Gordon to talk about his debut novel, Gideon’s War. Howard, you are mostly known for your writing and producing work on television.  What made you decide to switch to the realm of books?

I was approached by Richard Abate, a book agent who at the time was working at Endeavor (later WME), about whether I might be interested in writing a thriller.  Although I’ve been a fan of thrillers for many years, I was fairly intimidated by the proposition, but the 2008 Writers Guild strike gave me enough uninterrupted time to begin the project and eliminated the I’m-too-busy-writing-television excuse I’d been carrying around for so many years.  I’m still working in television, though, so I wouldn’t quite characterize mine as a “switch” from television to books.   Let’s wait and see how well Gideon’s War sells.
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The War Cloud by Thomas Greanias

She was the last link in America’s chain of command.
Now she’s the world’s last hope.

The War Cloud, the new cyber-thriller by New York Times bestselling novelist Thomas Greanias, the No. 1 name in eBook adventure.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble report surprise attacks in their eStores from The War Cloud, the brand-new original eBook superthriller by New York Times bestselling novelist Thomas Greanias.
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Secret Signs by T.J. Waters

By Brett King

In debut novelist T. J. WatersSecret Signs, former golf pro Amy Kellen finds herself at a crossroads in her life.  As a widow and the mother of a three-year-old daughter, she takes a job as a video relay service interpreter for deaf clients, hoping the new career move will inspire a much-needed sense of stability.  But after witnessing the vicious killing of a political strategist during a video call, she is plunged into a murder mystery that interweaves internet scams, burglaries, and presidential politics while placing Amy and her daughter at the center of an electrifying assassination plot.
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The Athena Project Brad Thor

By Andrew Peterson

Brad Thor’s newest title, THE ATHENA PROJECT, is certain to be a huge hit with thriller fans around the world.  There’s no one better at creating such high levels of action and suspense.  Brad grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go.  And he reaches across cultural boundaries—his books have been translated into 20 different languages and sold on every continent.

THE ATHENA PROJECT promises to be his best work yet.  It’s a seamless, fast paced thrill ride into uncharted territory.  Here’s a snapshot:
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The Trials of Zion by Alan M. Dershowitz

By Nate Kenyon

Recently I sat down with Alan Dershowitz to talk about his new novel, The Trials of Zion.

First of all, tell us what inspired you to write it.

I desperately want to see peace in the Middle East.  I can’t achieve it in reality (despite having been asked to serve as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations—an offer I had to refuse because I am a patriotic American).  So I decided to bring about peace at the beginning of my novel.
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Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci

In David Baldacci’s Hell’s Corner, John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he’s fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.
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The Capital Game by Brian Haig

the-capital-game.JPGBy Mark Combes

In Brian Haig’s The Capitol Game, it was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist’s dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.
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Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

By Jeff Ayersforeign-influence.jpg

Brad Thor brings back his hero, Scot Harvath, in another gripping and pulse-pounding thriller.  Hopefully there is someone like Harvath protecting our country from our enemies.  Brad talked about his latest thriller to ITW.

What sparked the idea for Foreign Influence?

The idea for Foreign Influence actually came from conversations with two different friends.

The first was a conversation I had with Glenn Beck.  We were discussing turmoil in other nations and how we send operatives over to tip things one way or another.  Glenn asked me how many nations I thought were sending operatives here to America to do exactly the same thing right now.
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The Cabal by David Hagberg

the-cabal.JPGBy Mark Combes

In The CabalDavid Hagberg’s fourteenth installment of his Kirk McGarvey series, a Washington Post investigative reporter has uncovered strong evidence that a powerful lobbyist has formed a shadowy group. They call themselves the Friday Club, a cabal whose members include high-ranking men inside the government: a White House adviser, a three star general at the Pentagon, deputy secretaries at the State Department, Homeland Security, the FBI and even the CIA.
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The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini

the-rule-of-nine.JPGIn New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini’s latest, The Rule of Nine, the Old Weatherman dreams of a plan that could be his swansong, an attack to drive a stake through the heart of the right wing establishment and bury it for good. Now he’s found the money, the ideal weapon, and the professional who knows how to use it. And he has put his sights on the perfect target at the very seat of the United States government, in the heart of downtown Washington. It will be a strike heard round the world.
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