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A former Army helicopter pilot and the soldier who saved her life search for justice in a world of peering micro-drones.

Raina Sanchez is plagued by nightmares. She can’t erase the memories of being shot down in Afghanistan, of losing her foot in the crash, and the death of her commanding officer. When asked by an ex-military contact to participate in a secret drone operation with ties to the war, she jumps at the chance to exorcise some of her demons.

She joins Tye Palmer, the decorated ex-infantryman who rescued her from the flaming wreckage of her Kiowa chopper. As civilian private investigators, together they embark on a sensitive, risky effort: using cutting-edge, micro air vehicle drones in an attempt to expose the son of media mogul Nathan Kurn as a campus rapist.

But as Raina and Tye come closer to the truth about Kurn and his powerful allies, Raina’s loyalties take a potential detour when she begins to understand a chilling reality. In a world where surveillance devices as small as tiny insects are being piloted into places most would never imagine, public and private forces both large and small are maneuvering to control them with inevitable consequences. For Raina and Tye the danger didn’t end when they finished their military careers—the threat has just begun.

DRAGONFLIES is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo.


“…Dragonflies nails the sweet spot where science fiction meets thriller. The technology seems all too real and the story all too plausible…Straka’s dreamed up a helluva team for a helluva series. What a ride!”

– John Gilstrap, NY Times bestselling Author of the Jonathan Grave thriller series

“The engaging mix of genres (Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller), the protagonist (a confident and strong female)…. allowed me to escape into a world that I have always been interested in, while mixing in mysterious government projects, crime, conspiracy, and perhaps a hint of a future romance….a skillfully crafted plotline, suspenseful build-up and a climatic cliffhanger…. you can guarantee I’ll be impatiently waiting to read the second in the series.”

– NetGalley Devours Reviews

“A rocket-ride of a thriller and a fascinating glimpse into a technology that is coming to a future near you, all wrapped up in a mystery that will keep the pages turning….Andy Straka is soaring once again.”

– Brad Parks, Shamus, Nero and Lefty Award-winning author of THE GOOD COP.


Publisher’s Weekly has featured Andy Straka as one of a new crop of “rising stars in crime fiction.” He writes the bestselling Frank Pavlicek mysteries and is the author of two widely-praised thrillers, RECORD OF WRONGS and THE BLUE HALLELUJAH.

A licensed falconer, Andy lives in Virginia where he hunts, hikes, and rails against the powers that be. Also an admitted technogeek, he opens a new series in 2013 with the publication of the near-future Science-Fiction thriller DRAGONFLIES: SHADOW OF DRONES