Hi there, Tradecraft fans! Mike and the Tradecraft team are hard at work producing the third title in the series, Evil Winds. We'll reveal some exciting news about that book in the weeks to come. In the meantime, we're rolling out a monthly initiative that we hope will help you get your hands on some more great reads!
Each month in 2018, we'll recommend a Thrill of the Month — a book in the thriller genre that we feel you'll enjoy as much as you have the Tradecraft series. And, when possible, we'll score Tradecraft fans an exclusive discount on the title!
In January, we're kicking off our Thrill of the Month recommendation series with a very thrilling title: THE HAN AGENT by Amy Rogers.
Here's a brief description of this exciting medical thriller:
Modern biotechnology propels an ancient ethnic rivalry to a terrifying new level…
In the 1930s, Japanese scientists in China committed heinous crimes in their quest for the ultimate biological weapon.
The war ended. Their mission did not.
Eighty years later, Japanese-American scientist Amika Nakamura won’t let rules stand between her and scientific glory. When the ambitious young virologist defies a ban on the genetic manipulation of influenza, she’s expelled from the university. Desperate to save her career, she accepts a position with a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo. Soon after, a visit to a disputed island entangles her in a high-profile geopolitical struggle between Japan and China. Applying her singular expertise with bird flu virus in a risky experiment may be the only way out. Little does she know that Japanese ultra-nationalists and a legacy of unpunished war crimes lurk in the shadows, manipulating people, politics, and science.
But DNA doesn’t lie. Amika uncovers a shocking truth: a deadly virus is about to put the “gene” in genocide.
Watch the book trailer on YouTube for a closer look at the adventure that lies ahead.
And here's what readers are saying about the book:
“Amy Rogers’s latest medical thriller is as exciting as it is frighteningly realistic. It could be tomorrow’s headline. Here is a story fraught with tension, and threaded through with scientific accuracy and speculation that will leave you stunned.” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sigma Force series
“In a stunning ‘what-if’ author-scientist Amy Rogers resurrects the idea of Unit 731, Japan’s notorious wartime biological weapons division, weaving together a diabolical tale of science, genocide, and modern-day bio-terror. Sobering, suspenseful, and absolutely chilling.” —Barry Lancet, award-winning author of The Spy Across the Table, Japantown, and Tokyo Kill
“THE HAN AGENT is a surefire genre hit, fast-paced and full of elements of mystery and adventure.” --Foreword Reviews magazine
Grab Your Copy with Your Tradecraft Fan Discount!
Author Amy Rogers is offering Tradecraft fans an exclusive 50 percent discount on the ebook version of THE HAN AGENT. Use the coupon code GS87Z to grab your copy for $1.99 from Smashwords.
And — as an added bonus — she's throwing in a 50 percent discount off of her medical thriller REVERSION. Use the code ZU87H on Smashwords to get your discounted copy of that ebook as well.
Both offers are valid until February 28.
Hope you readers have a thrilling month — happy reading!
A hearty thank-you to all of those who participated in our Christmas 2017 book donation drive for members of the military. With your help, we were able to send nearly half a dozen books to men and women in the armed forces.
We very much appreciate our Tradecraft fans for helping us spread the word about the series!
Vector is still free to download from Amazon through 1/5/18. Have friends in mind who you think would enjoy the series? Let 'em know they can grab their ebook copy of the first title free through Friday!
Did you set any reading resolutions for 2018? If so, we're here to help set you up for success from day one! The ebook version of Vector: Tradecraft Phase Zero is absolutely FREE on Amazon today through January 5, 2018.
Download your free copy of Vector on Amazon from January 1 through January 5, 2018.
After you've read the book, please leave a review on Amazon to let us know what you think! And, if you'd like, go ahead and tell us what the next book in your to-read pile is in the comments. We're always looking for good book recommendations.
Happy New Year, and happy reading!
Whether traveling by train, plane, or automobile, many of us are headed home for the holidays. To help you make it through your layovers, weather delays, and road trips well-entertained, we're offering a discount on both Tradecraft books. This week only, grab the Tradecraft series ebooks on Amazon for only $2.99. The deal lasts from December 18 to December 22 — so don't delay!
Vector | Shifting Sands
Plus, when you buy a copy of either book, we'll donate a copy of Vector to U.S. military men and women! Learn more about our book donation drive for soldiers this holiday season on our previous blog post.
Some of you will recall that last Christmas we held a book donation drive for members of the military. Well, it was so much fun, we're doing it again this year!
For every copy of Vector or Shifting Sands sold on Amazon December 11 to December 25, Michael Shusko will donate a copy of Vector to Books for Soldiers, an organization that provides servicemen and women with reading material to enjoy.
That's right! Whether you pay $4.99 for an ebook or $14.95 for a paperback copy of either book, your purchase will go toward a donation of the pricier paperback version of Vector to members of the military.
And, if you have a special person in mind whom you would like the donated copy to go to, you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your purchase receipt and the APO, FPO, or DPO address where we should send the donated book on your behalf.
Help us give the gift of a good story to members of our military. Buy a copy of Vector and Shifting Sands for all of the readers on your holiday gift list, and share this promotion on your Facebook page so that your friends can do the same.
Then lean back, sip on some cocoa, and enjoy knowing your purchase went toward spreading a little extra cheer to our troops!
Did you read Vector and love it? Thinking about reading the next book in the Tradecraft series but haven't picked it up yet? After watching the new book trailer for Shifting Sands, you'll have no choice but to see what happens next.
In a recent guest post from author Michael Shusko published on Dual Reads, Michael writes on the meaning and art of tradecraft, how the series is connected, and what he hopes his readers will take from the books.
"While each of these books follows a different cast of characters, they're tied together by the common theme of tradecraft, and also by a brewing international crisis building up behind the scenes as featured characters try to resolve the immediate problems at hand."
Read the full post at Dual Reads.
Dear family, friends, and fans,
Mike here. Thank you all so much for your support so far. You bring my books to life by reading them, and your positive reviews and words of encouragement continually inspire me to press on with publishing the rest of the series. For that, I'm eternally grateful—as are Lee Jansen, Emma Hess, Sara Qaderi, Nick Shane, and dozens of Tradecraft characters who exist because you've followed their stories.
We have a lot of exciting things in store for the Tradecraft series. Evil Winds, the third book, will come out spring 2018, and the Tradecraft team is on a mission to launch the title with a resounding BANG.
I would like to personally invite you, the first readers of my books, to join the Tradecraft Task Force—a grassroots battalion whose ultimate mission is to get the word out about all things Tradecraft.
As an Agent of the Tradecraft Task Force, you'll receive exclusive access to things like:
Tradecraft Agents will spread intel about the series to the rest of the civilian population by:
We've gained a lot of ground with the launch of the first two books—but there's still much more to be conquered. Our ultimate goal is to get these books on the map in such a big way that they become a major motion picture. To do that, we need book sales to be in the tens of thousands—and we could really use your help with digging in deeper and taking that hill!
When we succeed, I will personally host a private screening of the film for all Agents who signed up before the end of 2017. We'll make a big night of it—and I sincerely hope to see you there!
This is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Are you ready to report for duty?
SIGN ME UP!
In a recent guest post from author Michael Shusko published on He Said Books or Me, Michael writes on the inspiration for his latest thriller, Shifting Sands — and how war and conflict affect his cast of relatable characters.
"I had the chance to touch on the psyche of individuals exposed to the carnage of war, as well as explore the prejudices and misconceptions that can occur on the personal and global level that hinder conflict resolution."
Read the full post at He Said Books or Me.