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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is award winning author Mike Faricy .  His novels are an addictive
combination of mystery and suspense woven together with a rich strain of
humor and a bit of romance.

Always into books from an early age Mike entertaining and engrossing tales are filled with the sort of quirky, oddball characters many would like to know more about, but wisely prefer to keep at a distance. Many of the characters serve, not so much as examples of real people, but more as warnings to the rest of us of the darker side of humanity. Readers will not find characters who are saving the world from terrorism, international banking conspiracies, or coups to topple the government. Rather, they are part of our world, living just below the surface of polite society. The difficulties the characters find themselves in are usually due to their own bad decisions, but then, bad decisions make for interesting tales.

From Mike’s first book “Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick” his crime novel which now number 14 include seven in the marvelous series which introduces us to the bizarrely devilish Devlin Haskell as a PI with a foot on both sides of the law. From the first book in the series “Russian Roulette” through others such as “Mr. Softee “ and “Bite Me” to his latest release the “Ting-a-ling”.

About “Ting-A-Ling”

Continuing the Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Series with Case 7

After answering Danielle’s middle of the night phone call, private investigator Dev Haskell offers to help. It’s a simple task. All he has to do is deliver a message to her former business partner. The next thing he knows, Dev is involved in a missing person case and he can’t find his client or her business partner. That turns out to be the least of his problems when he finds himself on the hook for murder and all the evidence points toward him.

Meanwhile, an incident from his childhood continues to haunt Dev. With his very freedom hanging in the balance everything seems to be beyond his control. He’ll need all his skill and a good deal of luck to save himself. In a tale fraught with danger, Mike Faricy, Master of the Bizarre lays one twist on top of another until a murder rap becomes the least of Dev’s problems.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mike Faricy

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I am glad to have on “A Book and a Chat” the return of international best selling thriller writer Allan Topol to chat his tenth book the latest his Craig Page thriller “The Argentine Triangle“.

Hero Craig Page previously appeared on the trilogy , the third and final book in trilogy that includes “The Spanish Revenge”,The China Gambit”, “The Russian Endgame”.

Now Allan Toplol one of the best thriller writers of today is back with The Argentine Triangle” another must read for all lovers of thrillers.

A lawyer of some not, Allan has used his legal and military knowledge along with locations he has visited in his much traveled life to produce a stream of books that have readers eagerly awaiting his next page turning thriller.

Currently, plans are in the works to make three of the earlier novels “SPY DANCE”, “A WOMAN OF VALOR”, and “DARK AMBITION” to be made into movies. As we learned a screenwriter has already been hired by a producer to write a screenplay for SPY DANCE, and it is nearing completion.–

About “The Argentine Triangle”: (taken from Amazon)

After a fall from grace and drastic cosmetic surgery in Switzerland,
former CIA director Craig Page is enjoying a new, exhilarating life
racing cars across Europe. But when new dangers threaten America and an
old friend goes missing during a covert mission in Argentina, will Craig
be ready to step up to the plate?



Undercover in the glamorous world of
Buenos Aires’ wealthy elite, Page finds himself on the brink of a
terrible discovery. General Estrada and Colonel Schiller have plans for
Argentina, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A world of brutality
hidden in the classified secrets of Argentina’s Dirty War comes to
light, painting an image of the cataclysmic future awaiting Estrada’s
South America. To expose Estrada and put an end to his plot, Page is
forced to implement every instinct, skill, and tool in his arsenal. But
when it comes time to close in for the kill, Page meets with unexpected
complications-love, lust, and a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Hard on
the heels of The Russian Endgame comes Allan Topol‘s next great
thriller.

Rife with the exotic backdrops and hairpin plot turns that
put Topol on the best-seller list, The Argentine Triangle is a
heart-stopping foray into human vice coupled with power accelerating
towards catastrophe.

As the review says…In a world fraught with global conspiracy, Craig Page is king. So check it out!

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Allan Topol

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On todays “A Book and a Chat” I have debut author Glenn Ogura.

In his book “Startup” Glenn  displays all the skills of a veteran storyteller. Using much of his own working experience Glenn has created in “Startup”  a roller-coaster ride of a book that finds the sweet spot between the legal suspense tales of John Grisham and the science-fiction thrillers of Michael Crichton.

Kirkus Reviews has hailed STARTUP as “a solid business thriller … reminiscent of John Grisham’s THE FIRM.”

About “Startup” :

Set in California’s Silicon Valley, “Startup” follows a young idealist/entrepreneur, Zack Penny, as he strives to achieve his dream of creating a new company that will launch an international revolution in technology through the creation of wallpaper-thin displays that will completely surround a viewer. Zack works for a highly successful company called Display Technik, run by CEO Allen Henley, whose vision is based on a success-at-all-costs philosophy. Zack sees Henley as a mentor, but Zack’s philosophy favors high morals and values over Henley’s ruthless, end-justifies-the-means model of doing business.


Zack’s dream takes root one morning when he discovers an important paper has been taken from his office. Someone has exposed Zack’s secret plan to break away from Display Technik and start his own company. Henley gives Zack another chance to pledge his loyalty to the firm, but Zack resigns instead, more determined than ever to realize his vision. 

Soon, the optimistic if naive Zack steps into his new facility with high hopes for success. Henley, however, has already launched a plan to destroy Zack, his company, and Zack’s relationship with Henley’s daughter, Mary Anne.
Asked to describe his book Glenn says… “STARTUP is a story about greed and corruption … it addresses the issue of morals and ethics in business (and in life) which are certainly controversial topics in the headlines

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Glenn Ogura

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Following the recent list of thriller, mystery writers who have appeared on “A Book and a Chat” comes today’s guest Veronica Faye.

An avid fan of Agatha Christie’s British tea-cozy mysteries and the hard-boiled novels about detective Easy Rawlins by Walter Mosley since she was a teenager, Veronica recently published “My Past Came Knocking: The Savannah Wooten Case” the first in the Gemini Jones series which I’m sure will become a must set of novels for those who love mystery thrillers.

Veronica started writing the book in 2006 when she was going through her own trials and tribulations undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

About Gemini Jones – My Past Came Knocking: The Savannah Wooten Case: (taken from PRNews)

Veronica Faye pens a murder mystery that follows two women who find the strength to overcome their painful past. The novel’s lead character, Gemini Jones, is a successful African-American attorney who manages a high-profile career while keeping her bipolar disorder in check. Her newest case revolves around the murder of David Ban, a politician widely beloved in the city’s black community.


The client who brings the case to her is a woman she knows all too well: Savannah Wooten. Both women share a painful past together; Gemini and Savannah were able to overcome their traumatizing ordeals to arrive as successful, accomplished women. Yet the murder of Ban, the politician, will force them to relive the past and deal with secrets they long considered lost to time. To proceed with the legal case, both women will have to reveal painful secrets and uncover the real David Ban that the public never knew.


Full of sharp-witted humor and heart-breaking tragedy, “Gemini Jones” is an engrossing read. In the personality of power lawyer Gemini, author Faye has crafted a character that will be a role model for African-American women and an inspiration to anyone who has ever had to manage bipolar disorder while holding down a professional career. A story of pain, tragedy, endurance and success, the novel sends a powerful message of hope as told through the compelling story of two strong black women.

“Gemini Jones: ‘My Past Came Knocking’ – The Savannah Wooten Case” is a mystery that will lure readers with its message of overcoming adversity, its witty, tough characters and a plot that will get readers quickly turning pages.

With the second in the series already underway, Veronica explained that she wants wants Gemini to be a role model for African-American women as well as an inspiration to those who manage bipolar disorder while holding down a professional career.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Veronica Faye

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Becoming an author whose works are heading for the top shelf of thriller writing is a hard job, even harder when your father is a famous author.

My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” Peter Leonard, is the son of Elmore Leonard  who is perhaps best-known for works such as “Get Shorty”, “Out of Sight”, “Hombre”, “Mr Majestyk” and “3:10 to Yuma“.

As we learned during the show, it took Peter’s father 25 years to become an overnight success,  and almost as long for Peter himself to get around to writing.

The wait however was well waiting for as hit after hit has flowed from Peter Leonard’s creative juices. His thrillers have earned him wide critical acclaim for their tight plotting and story lines.

Titles such as “Quiver”, “Trust Me”, “Voices of the Dead”, “All He Saw Was the Girl” ,”Back From the Dead”, and his latest novel “Eyes Closed Tight”, have put the name Peter Leonard as one of the most thrilling suspense novelists of our time.

About “Eyes Closed Tight”:

O’Clair is a former Detroit homicide investigator who now owns a motel in Pompano Beach, Florida in his retirement. He runs the place with his much younger girlfriend, Virginia, who’s a knockout and can fix anything. One morning, he’s cleaning up after the previous night’s partiers when he sees a lovely young woman stretched out asleep on a lounge chair. He shakes her gently. Then he touches her neck and feels for a pulse. There isn’t one. Her skin is cold, body starting to stiffen, definitely in the early stages of rigor.

When a second girl is murdered, O’Clair knows someone is trying to send him a message. The way the girls are killed reminds O’Clair of a case he investigated years earlier. Now convinced the Pompano murders are related, O’Clair returns to Detroit Police Homicide to review the murder file and try to figure out what he might have missed.

And when Virginia is kidnapped by the killer, the stakes grow exponentially higher.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Peter Leonard

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It is a big welcome bacl to my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” to best-selling novelist, war and human rights correspondent, environmental activist, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike Bond.

Mike has lived globetrotting and often dangerous life , he’s  lived and worked in over thirty countries on six continents. An adviser to the US and foreign governments, human rights and war correspondent, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike has used his own experience of many dangerous, remote and war-torn regions of the world to enhance his bestselling novels… he is… as the BBC called him…” The master of the existential thriller” .

Mike’s novels are all based on his experiences in far, dangerous corners of the world:
CROSSFIRE: A British undercover agent fights for his life in Beirut at the height of the Lebanese War — a deep look into the Middle East’s ancient wars and hatreds.

FIRE LIKE THE SUN: An international best-seller about U.S. nuclear warheads lost in the Himalayas, a manhunt through Nepal, Iran, Greece, Algeria, France, Virginia and Colorado.

NIGHT OF THE DEAD: Vietnam vet and weed smuggler Joe Murphy loses his plane in a Guatemalan jungle attack, falls in love with the woman guerrilla who heals him, and fights to protect them both as the death squads hunt them down.

THE LAST SAVANNA: A former British commando battles elephant
poachers who then kidnap the woman he loves, in this acclaimed inside
story of Africa’s disappearing savannas, animals and freedoms.

About “The Last Savana”: (taken from Authors Web Page)

With Africa’s last elephants dying under the guns of Somali poachers,
ex-SAS officer Ian MacAdam leads a commando squad against them, to hunt
what for him is the only decent prey – man. Pursuing the poachers
through jungled mountains and searing deserts he battles thirst,
solitude, terror and lethal animals, only to find they have kidnapped a
young archaeologist, Rebecca Hecht, whom he once loved and bitterly
lost.
She escapes the kidnappers, is caught and escapes again to risk
perishing in the desert. MacAdam embarks on a desperate trek to save not
only Rebecca but his own soul in an Africa torn apart by wars,
overpopulation and the slaughter of its last wildlife.

Based on the author’s own experiences pursuing elephant poachers in the wilds of East Africa, The Last Savanna
is an intense personal memoir of humanity’s ancient heartland, its
people and animals, the lonely beauty of its perilous deserts, jungles,
and savannas, and the deep, abiding power of love.

As onbe revevuer wrote about the book…

“Mike Bond takes readers into a literary safari of Africa’s elephant poaching war with The Last Savanna,
a novel that expertly captures the ravenous, chaotic and frustrating
battles raging across the continent . . . and paints a vivid picture of
life in the savanna . . . Bond’s knowledge of the Swahili language,
local culture and even the wildlife result in what may be one of the
most realistic portrayals of Africa yet . . . Bond’s specialty in
producing thrillers that editorialize human weakness and bring to light
pressing world problems shines in The Last SavannaDynamic, heart-breaking and timely to current events, Bond’s latest book is a must-read.” – 

Mike Bond’s critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister vagaries of politics and multinational corporations, and the magical beauty of the vanishing natural world in thrill a minute, page turning, must read adventures.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mike Bond

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My guest today Allison M Dickson is one of those authors who have been creating since they could first hold a crayon. The fact that she was reading Stephen King by the age of 11 might be one of the reasons some of her writing is a little on the dark side.

After early success with short stories including “Dust” and “Under the Scotch Broom” she has now produced her debut book a dark contemporary fiction novel titled “STRINGS” .

About “STRINGS”:

After four years of turning tricks in a mob-run New York brothel to pay off a debt, Nina is ready to go back to a quiet life in Iowa. Just one more client and the whole nightmare will be behind her, but this last trick turns into a battle for her soul. Meanwhile, the brothel’s sadistic Madam has been hiding away money in order to move up in her family’s organization, and she only wants the half million dollars the reclusive millionaire pays for the girls. But her driver Ramón has other ideas, making off with the money left behind when Nina’s last trick goes unexpectedly awry.


The theft comes at a great cost to the Madam, setting off a horrific chain of events that changes them all. The hooker. The driver. The Madam. All of them on a collision course to a place where only madness holds sway.

With Hobbes End releasing Allison’s dystopian science fiction novel, THE LAST SUPPER later this year I am sure we will hear plenty more of Allison M Dickson.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Allison M Dickson

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