Today, you can grab a copy of Amongst My Enemies, my best and highly-rated, spy versus spy action-adventure thriller novel, which is on a special Kindle $0.99 sale. The sale won’t last long, so check it out on the link below.
Inside a rusting German U-Boat are millions in gold bars, stolen art, and a secret that could tear NATO apart. The KGB, the CIA, Nazi SS hit men, even the Israeli Mossad – everyone is willing to kill for it, but only former US Airman Mike Randall knows the truth in this Cold War spy versus spy thriller. Some want the gold, some want Randall dead, and some want proof that there is a high-ranking spy inside NATO itself. What Mike Randall wants is much simpler. Caught between the Kremlin’s spies, the CIA, the Mossad, and a new, deadly, 4th Reich, all he wants is to pay an old debt with a steel-jacketed bullet.
Looking for a good beach book or a great thriller novel to curl up with in front of the fire? This fast-moving conspiracy thriller is from the author of Bob Burke action adventure series — Burke’s War, Burke’s Gamble, and Burke’s Revenge, plus The Undertaker, Winner Lose All, Thursday at Noon, and Aim True, My Brothers. In total, they have over 500 Kindle 5-Star Reviews. Grab one and Enjoy!
HERE’S THE COVER FOR BURKE’S REVENGE, BOOK #3 IN THE BOB BURKE ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES
I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and finishing the final 4-5 chapters of what I think is a really good Bob Burke story. I hope you will too. When those are finished comes a whole bunch of editing, proofing, and post-production uploading work. Believe me, this e-book thing is nowhere near as easy as it looks! In Burke’s Revenge, Bob doesn’t run into trouble with the Chicago or New York mobs. Trouble comes looking for him in the form of a home-grown ISIS cell that has set up shop just down the road in Fayetteville North Carolina and Bob’s beloved Fort Bragg. As you can expect, that’s something no self-respecting Delta or the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest are going to put up with for very long.
“Kane” – This police procedural novel is a very good blend of a police manhunt for a smart, vicious serial killer, who is every bit as nasty as Thomas Harris’s Francis Dolarhyde and Hannibal Lecter. That is juxtaposed by the extensive backstory of Kane, the LA Detective who is out to get him, and Kane’s family. Good suspense, and a good, reasonably unpredictable ending. I would also note that the cop part of the story is told in the 1st person, which adds a nice immediacy to the telling. Like virtually all police detective stories these days, the main protagonist must battle the idiots and politicos up the chain of command as much as he does with the perp.
If I have a quibble, it is that this has become terribly cliched, and the author paints quite a few of Kane’s LAPD supervisors as being too stupid, too incompetent, and too disruptive to be believable. In Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch books, he also has enemies up the chain, but they are more subtle and devious, which adds to the challenges and the drama. I grew up with Chicago cops, and stupid just isn’t credible, even in LA. A second quibble is that if anything, the story spends a bit too much time on the backstory of the cop and his wife and kids. It’s well done and adds to the climax, but I would prefer more dogged, tough, nit-picking police work to break the case leading up to it. That said, Kane is a good book and a good read.
William F. Brown currently has eight international suspense novels of his own on Kindle, including the recent and popular Burke’s War and Burke’s Gamble the first two books in his Bob Burke series. You can read other reviews in the book review section on my website.
“Burke’s Gamble” – It is the ‘American Sniper’ meets ‘The Godfather,’ Round #2, or Bob Lee Swagger takes on the New York City mob. In last year’s best selling “Burke’s War,” Bob Burke witnessed a woman being murdered, and ends up butting heads with the Chicago Mob. In “Burke’s Gamble,” this year’s action adventure thriller, one of his old friends is thrown out a fifth story window in an Atlantic City casino run by New York City’s infamous Genovese and Lucchese mob families.
Someone’s going to answer, and ‘the telephone guy’s’ payback is going to be a hoot! This time, it will not be a simple ‘Gumbah’ hunt with sniper rifles in a Chicago Forest preserve. The target is a Mafia Don holed up in the penthouse of a large hotel casino complex in Atlantic City, backed up by a dozen of his own gunmen plus, an elite team of foreign Special Operations mercenaries brought in to take down Bob Burke and his men. In addition to own Delta Force sergeants, Bob calls on two baby-faced computer Geeks, a three-star Army General, a Chicago police detective, a female Air Force Captain, Bob’s new wife, a Russian computer programmer, and one of the world’s best pickpockets on an overnight.’ pass from Cook County Jail. From stealth helicopters to luxury yachts, and bodies in 55-gallon oil drums, the action is non-stop. This time, Bob and his ’s Merry Band of Rascals aren’t going to out shoot them, they’re going to take the Mob’s money, all of it!
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If you like a good best seller thriller novel, put this fast-moving Bob Burke series Delta Force thriller into your Cart. It is another war and military best seller novel from the author of “Burke’s War,’ ‘The Undertaker,’ ‘Amongst My Enemies,’ ‘Thursday at Noon,’ “Aim True, My Brothers,’ ‘Winner Lose All,’ and ‘Cold War Trilogy.’ Enjoy!
The Heist – Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon stories are always entertaining and he’s one of the best writer of spy novels in the business, but I’m beginning to have three bones to pick with his story telling. First, too many of his books have the same “let’s get her alone and talk her into betraying her boss and her country” scenes. Second, Allon is becoming the Hamlet of Jerusalem. And third, his endings — this one
in particular – are wholly unsatisfactory. Who would go to all that trouble, have $8 Billion in hand, enough to ruin the Assad regime, and just walk away and let him stay in place. If I were his boss, I’d fire him. The end of the Heist needs to build to a more significant climax than that. Still, I gave it 4 Stars and intend to read the next one.
William F. Brown is the author of 6 suspense novels with over 500 Five-Star Reviews: The Undertaker, Amongst My Enemies, Thursday at Noon, Winner Take All, Aim True, My Brothers, and his newest, Burke’s War. You can check them out at http://box5462.temp.domains/~billbro4