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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Orange Moon Affair

The Orange Moon Affair (a Thomas Gunn Thriller)
by AFN Clarke

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BLURB:

Thomas Gunn (ex-Special Forces) and his partner Julie are running for their lives. Who are they running from? And why? It all starts when Thomas decides to investigate the mysterious murder of his billionaire industrialist father. He’s shocked when his every move is blocked, especially by top levels of the UK government. But when his attempts to track down an elusive American business partner of his father’s turn lethal, he and Julie become moving targets, racing to outwit those who clearly want them dead. The danger rapidly escalates when Thomas is reluctantly compelled back into working for British Military Intelligence, exposing an international conspiracy that puts the freedom of the western world at grave risk.

But who are these ruthless conspirators that wield such unimaginable power? How are they connected to his father? And what dark secrets from the past will Thomas uncover in his relentless quest for the truth? This action-packed thriller spans the UK, USA and Europe and keeps you guessing to the very last page!

“The Orange Moon Affair” and “The Jonas Trust Deception”, the second in the series, have been hailed by the San Francisco Book Review as “fast-paced books you won't want to put down and you won't want them to finish." Available from Amazon (ebook and paperback).

EXCERPT:

“There’s only one way. Jump.”

“You come up here and do it.”

“Mother of Mary, just jump and stop whining.”

“Whose side are you on?”

“Listen to me. It’s deep where the water crashes into the pool. If you can jump clear then you’ll hit the pool just right. It’s either that or be caught, because no way can you get down that rock face.”

What a choice. Kill myself in the fall or be shot by the guys who were now fast on my trail. I looked back again. The buggy had reached the river’s edge and was less than two hundred metres away.

Still, I hesitated.

My mind was made up for me as a searchlight beam swept over me. The first round cracked past my ear as I launched myself into space.

The drop sent my guts up into my mouth as I tumbled in the air for an eternity, then hit the water with a stunning impact that knocked the breath out of me.

Somewhere a part of my brain was functioning as a rational logical machine. It took over and told my frozen, aching body that I had to swim away from the fall of water before I could surface. I was only under for about twenty seconds, but to me it seemed like an eternity before I felt someone grab my arms.

Everything went black as I passed out.

When I came to, I was lying on the bank wrapped in an emergency space blanket and Danny had his hand over my mouth. I could see a shaft of light playing on the surface of the pool from above and caught the intermittent sound of voices through the crash of the waterfall.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:
AFN Clarke is a full-time author, screenwriter, the son of a British MI6 operative, former officer in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment, pilot, sailor, racecar driver and father of four who's lived in Hong Kong, India, Libya, Iran, Europe, the UK, USA, and Australia. He's written seven books of fiction and his bestselling memoir, CONTACT, was serialized in a British newspaper and made into an award-winning BBCTV film.

This rich background allows Clarke to bring his own unique and eye opening experiences to his latest Thomas Gunn thriller series that are fast-paced, thought provoking and frighteningly real and have captured the imagination of readers world-wide. As he says: "For me, good books are a great way to shut out every day life, suspend normal ways of thinking, and allow yourself to be captivated by another world. That’s what I continually strive to deliver to my readers."

Books include: The Orange Moon Affair and The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thrillers), Contact, An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, Dreams from the Death Age and Armageddon (The Book of Baker Satire Series), Collisions, with more coming soon. Available from Amazon; coming soon to Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

Connect with AFN Clarke:

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Purchase “The Orange Moon Affair”:

Buy from the Kindle Store at Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/ORANGE-MOON-AFFAIR-Thomas-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00CGL2Y6Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1403227219&sr=1-3&keywords=AFN+Clarke

Buy the Paperback from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Orange-Moon-Affair-Thriller/dp/1938611195/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1399340893&sr=8-1&keywords=AFN+Clarke


The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Use the link below to enter. You can find his schedule at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/08/blurb-blitz-orange-moon-affair-by-afn.html





11 comments:

AFN Clarke said...

Thanks for including my book on your blog, I really appreciate the opportunity to "meet" your readers and would love to hear any comments or answer any questions.

Just bear with me, as I am in Australia any readers in the USA, UK and Europe are doing their day while I am sleeping - but I will check back in, later in the day.

I'm always interested to know which books people love the most and why, so if you'd like to share that information, that'd be great. Cheers!

Mary Preston said...

A very interesting blurb.

Hello from a balmy QLD evening.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Dawn said...

This sounds very fast paced. I love a book that makes me not want to put it down!

Elena said...

I like the excerpt

Claudia N said...

I liked reading the book excerpt, Thank you!

AFN Clarke said...

Thanks Mary, so you're in Australia too, that's great, yes the balmy evenings are finally arriving.

And thanks Dawn, Elena and Claudia and any other readers who have taken the time to read about my book. I do strive to keep my readers guessing to the very last page .... while still creating rich characters with real challenges, not cardboard cutouts of heroes and villains. It's a challenge, but one I totally thrive on.

Happy reading everyone :)

Serena91291 said...

I liked the excerpt, I'd like to read the book.

bn100 said...

Nice blurb

Nikolina said...

Really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

Heare2Watts said...

Thank you for sharing with us today