Operation Iran by Brian Wilson is a fast-paced espionage thriller stretching from Mexico to New Zealand and across the Middle East, pitting its protagonists against one another in a deadly game of cat and mouse. The CIA, MI6 and the KGB assign some of their top agents to a mission on which the future of the world may be at stake. A mysterious laser weapon is being moved along a perilous journey to an unknown destination that will decide its use for good or evil. Those assigned to locate and take possession of the weapon are unsure of who or what they are up against. What they are sure of is the urgency of their quest and the consequences of failure. It is a quick-moving suspense tale that will draw you in and keep you there.
Donald Bush is a CIA executive determined to track down the laser weapon, assigning two of his most promising recruits to the chase. Ted and Graeme are on the trail of Adam Brown, a seasoned operative who has been rumored to have been killed in action. The rumors prove unfounded as Adam is on the trail of Saber Azamov and Dr. Ghasemi, Islamic operatives seeking to capture the weapon for their own overlords. Also on the hunt are two couples: Sarah and James, as well as Frank and Olga Reza. Only as the paths intertwine and overlap, patterns develop as does a pressing question: who is actually working for whom?
The author cleverly uses a geopolitical backdrop against the chessboard upon which the characters compete. The Iranian government is suspected to be behind the plot, only they point to the enmity between Israel and their mortal enemies of Islam as the source of the true conspiracy. The Mossad proves to be one of the behind-the-scenes players, though the USA and the UK are also highly concerned as to where the super weapon ends up. As the plot unfolds, we find that Russia and China have also dealt themselves in. The story builds to a climactic finale in which numerous operatives are uncovered as double agents. Adam, Ted and Graeme find themselves in a moonlight masquerade where the person alongside them may be a traitor whose face is the last they’ll ever see.
It’s a whirlwind tour around the globe, taking readers on a chase where deception and betrayal lie around every corner. For espionage fans and action/adventure readers, Brian Wilson’s Operation Iran is a must-read.
They started out as a special force of four- Government operatives assigned to carry out the hard impossible jobs in Iraq. Now as super cops they continue carrying out dangerous operations; putting their bodies on the line as they fight the blight, as they clean the streets of gangs of drug dealers. But now everything is to change as X a psychopath comes on the scene; the encounter with crime now becoming personal as the hunters become the hunted.
This is an action packed novel that reveals the ugly side of the criminal world, corruption and the dangerous job of policing crime in the USA. As the author states, “Violence is a plague, a blight, an incurable disease”. He leaves one with a question to whether the job of the four as Government assassins is any worse than X attempting to take out criminals as well as innocent parties who fall in the line of fire? Is violence justified as a means to a desirable end?
John Dizon is a talented writer. His action packed novels and command of the English language provide for good reading. This is a book with twists and turns that will have you perched on the edge of your seat. It is a novel I can recommend.
BB & Red: The New Playmate, is the second children’s book published by Suzanne C Jones. It is a book that would appeal to an age group of about 3 to 10.
As a granddad I have a renewed interest in children’s books, but I should add that this is not by choice. When a children’s story book is thrust into my hand I find that a well-illustrated, colourful story book is the ideal. Children love colourful pictures and identifying things. Preferably the book should be short with a simple story, because often children ask us to read the same story over and over again. Children just love repetition even if grandparents and parents don’t.
Suzanne Jones has over thirty years working with children as a primary school teacher. Her book is colourful and well-illustrated with an added feature of an activities page. The story reflects her Australian lifestyle with the addition of a bit of humour.
This is a book I can recommend.
The Jesus Experience by Wendy Anderson. Wendy Anderson is to be commended in writing a book about her spiritual experiences given that there will always be skeptics who find reason to be a doubting Thomas. My own mother, when she was in her sixties, was diagnosed with bowel cancer. People prayed and a month later an x-ray showed her to be clear. She lived on to be 85. As a reviewer I can therefore identify with spiritual experiences.
As a first-time New Zealand author, Wendy has her own unique style in telling her story. I found this to be a difficult writing style to follow, which had a less coherent structure and grammatical errors. I understand though that this book has now been rewritten.This is Wendy’s story, about family and her relationship with God. It is an insight into the lives of those living on the beautiful, narrow stretch of land bordered by sea and mountains called the West Coast. Just over one hundred years ago, this was an area swarming with gold miners panning the rivers in their thousands. Then, as the gold ran out, bustling communities dissipated leaving ghost towns, and smaller communities dependent largely on services provided from the other side of the Southern Alps. Some of Wendy’s stories are based around her dangerous journeys through these mountains.
The Jesus experience is not just an inspirational book for Christians. This is a book that others may also enjoy as Wendy invites you into her Christian life and the experiences of a West Coaster.
Alistair Stuart MacLean ( 1922-1987). A Scottish novelist of largely adventure stories. Born in Glasgow he was the son of a Church of Scotland Minister. Many of his stories use world war two navy knowledge; MacLean having served during WW2 in the British navy. Hi service took him into the Atlantic, Artic, Mediterranean, Far East and off Norway, Burma, Malaya and Sumatra. After the war he studied English at the university of Glascow and worked as a school teacher.
San Andreas, may be one of Alistair Maclean’s lesser known novels, but it is equally as good as his best. This is a well written novel using the author’s knowledge of boats, the Second World War and weather. While other books by Maclean like: The Guns of Navarone and HMS Ulysses, may be seen as an instant draw-card to the reader who likes an adventure- thriller, a plot based on the plight of a hospital ship in hostile waters might not be perceived to have the same appeal. Such a subject matter might be considered as being as shaky as the San Andreas fault-line as far as marketing is concerned, for a hospital ship during the Second World War was neutral and somewhat boring as it carried no weapons. Yet this was no ordinary hospital ship and as time has shown was never likely to founder with Maclean at the helm.
Darkness falls on the beautiful hiking trails of Castle Rock, and death strikes without warning. After the first body was found with its throat ripped out, Detective Ryan Wade and Dr. Kayla Niccoles seek answers. The coroner reveals the body was riddled with rabies, probably an attack by a rogue bear or wolf, but when more people are killed, an enigmatic visiting zoologist presents a disturbing theory – one that goes beyond the boundaries of natural law. To protect the town and the people he loves, Wade will have to face the beast on its own killing ground; the cliffs and caves of Castle Rock.
About the author
Rebecca was born in Baltimore, MD in 1971 and moved to West Virginia along with my family when she was two years old. She has two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.
She started writing short stories while in middle school, but wasn’t serious about becoming a writer at that time. It wasn’t until high school when she wrote a paper for her creative writing class that she knew she wanted to become an author one day.
She continued her writing education through LongRidgeWritersGroup.com in which she completed two writing courses, one on Breaking into Print and the other, Shape and Sell Your Novel.
She still lives in Southern West Virginia along with her three dogs, and continues to write.
SECTOR C THE HUNTED -BLOOD FRONT
In the future, most of the world is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes. Sector residents are offered the freedom to live as they desire provided they stay and abide by the laws handed down.
After being jolted awake by the blaring screech of the sector alarm, Zelina is dragged from her bed, gagged, and tied to a chair. Confronted with the brutal murder of one of her former classmates, she realizes that all eyes are on her as the primary suspect. Whether she was involved or not doesn’t matter.
In the eyes of most sector residents, and most Council Members, Zelina is already a pariah—feared for the powers she will certainly come to possess. For she is the first human known to have both vampire and lycanthrope blood flowing through her veins.
Zelina will find herself on a gripping adventure that will take her beyond the borders she’s known all her life in an attempt to save those she loves—and herself from becoming The Hunted.
Nina has always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing – you don’t want to hear that! She earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Military Science from Eastern Michigan University where she spent most of her time either on stage, rappelling down buildings or working one of three jobs. After college she moved to Los Angeles, like so many other actors, in pursuit of her dreams. Nina started writing short stories in 2008. Since then, her dreams have gotten bigger and she likes to think her storytelling ability has gotten better. Her first 3 novels Awaken, Beginnings, and Revenge (the Blood Angel Series) were published in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In early 2015 she published The Chosen (book 1 ~ The SECTOR C Series) and she is excited to be publishing the second book in this series in late October 2015. She has done everything from secretarial work to business development to being the Director of a private preschool. She has fired an M16 machine gun, jumped out of a C130 aircraft, and given birth – TWICE – but she always returns to her art.
Though she’ll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, she now lives in the South with her husband and two beautiful children. If she’s not working on her latest story, you can find her lounging with a good book, playing with her kids, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.