Hi there, Tradecraft fans! April's Thrill of the Month is The Face of His Brother by Mark St. J. Couhig. This exciting read explores the extraordinary lengths one family will go to in their quest for vengeance — and how quickly the domino effect of ill-fated decisions can spiral completely out of control.
Tradecraft fans can buy the book at an exclusive 20 percent discount through May 31, 2018. Use the code "Thrill" take advantage of this limited-time deal. (Note that the discount is only available for purchases of the book made on www.conundrumbooks.com.)
If you want a taste of what's in store, go ahead and download this chapter sampler for a quick preview of what you can look forward to when you purchase the full read.
Here's a brief description of the book:
It is late in the afternoon of Friday, August 27, 1967. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, 22-year-old Ricardo Garcia has just made a terrible mistake.
Garcia was warned of the consequences that awaited, but in a moment of anger he purchased with his pistol the eternal enmity of the Brandon family of Clinton, Louisiana. Though his home is more than one thousand miles removed from Clinton, the distance will provide Garcia with no comfort and no safety.
To the Brandons of East Feliciana Parish, family is everything. Three generations soon find themselves in hot pursuit of Garcia. Only one man, a disgraced Clinton cop, stands in the way of their plans.
The Face of his Brother is more than a simple story of revenge. The hunt for Garcia brings to the surface the violence, betrayals and tragedies that have torn the Brandon family apart. At its heart, this is the story of an old Louisiana family and of the secrets and scandals that roil beneath the surface.
And here's what readers are saying:
"From the first page through to the last, I was hooked on this book."
— Robert S., Amazon Reviewer
"It's rare to find a book which combines intense action with great humor. Hope to see many more from the author."
— Gary P., Amazon Reviewer
"When I finished The Face of His Brother, I immediately turned back to the beginning and started to read it again. [...] Don't even think about picking up this wonderful book unless you are willing to enter into a personal relationship with it, one that will take you to unexpected places, at times uncomfortable, yet always drawing you in to discover more about justice, and family, than you could have imagined."
— Lucie, Amazon Reviewer
We hope you enjoy the read, and that it helps tide you over as you wait for Evil Winds: Tradecraft Phase Two to come out May 21!
And, if you haven't yet, be sure to order your copies of the first two titles in the Tradecraft series, Vector and Shifting Sands — after all, you'll want to be all caught up for the third title's release.
We have some very exciting news...Evil Winds, the third title in the Tradecraft series, will release NEXT MONTH on Monday, May 21. Mark your calendars to be sure to get your copy ASAP.
Know anyone who would love this series? Go ahead and tell them that they have six weeks to catch up before the next book comes out in May. They can grab their copies of Vector and Shifting Sands on Amazon today, and then look forward to being right there with you as one of the first readers of Evil Winds!
Feel free to share this post with anyone you feel would like to jump onboard during this exciting time for Tradecraft. This title marks us as halfway through the six-book series!
Have a look at the freshly finalized cover for the new book, along with its back cover description:
Up-and-coming news reporter Angie Bryant is determined to get the scoop about what's really going on in Darfur, no matter the risk. After all, it's the kind of story that will catapult her career to the next level.
Jason Russo is a disillusioned NGO doctor stationed at a refugee camp in eastern Chad. While he tries to help where he can, Jason finds it difficult to get the support he needs to make a difference.
But when the pair witnesses Janjaweed soldiers gun down a dozen Darfurian refugees in cold blood, everything changes. Suddenly, the only assignment that matters is telling the world about the current conditions in western Sudan — at all costs.
Angie and Jason find themselves racing against time as they work to uncover a sinister secret hidden deep in the Sahara. Their efforts put them directly in the path of a lethal Janjaweed commander. If they want to share their shocking discoveries with the global community, they'll have to get past him first.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch.
—The Tradecraft Marketing Team
Hi there Tradecraft fans! We posted February's Thrill of the Month a couple of weeks ago, but we're going ahead and sharing March's thrill of the month with you now so that you don't miss out steep discount pricing happening this week only.
Grab your ebook copy of The Corrector by Ethan Jones for $3.99 Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9. During this special price promo period, the book also comes with exclusive bonus content that won't be available after March 9, including:
Here's a brief description of the book:
When covert operations go wrong, the CIS sends in . . . The Corrector.
After a botched retrieval operation, Javin Pierce is sent in to complete the mission where others failed. But, before even getting started, Javin and his less-than-trusted partner, Claudia, must deal with a devious terrorist plot. Their search leads them to a flash drive containing scandals that could topple world governments and plunge Europe into absolute chaos if they do not retrieve it in time.
How will The Corrector fix this disastrous mission? Uncertain if they can even trust each other and unprepared for the shocking truth that could cost their lives, Javin and Claudia must stop the treasonous plot, retrieve the elusive drive, and save themselves and the entire European continent, all without leaving a trace . . .
The Corrector is the first in the brand-new adrenaline-drenched Javin Pierce spy thriller series. It is a heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat adventure for fans of Brad Thor, David Baldacci, and Tom Clancy that guarantees Jones’s status as the next spy master author.
And here's what readers are saying:
Explosive, electrifying, non-stop action which takes off quickly keeping an invigorating pace up to and including its dramatic conclusion. This keeps the reader on the edge of the seat throughout the entire book!! — Carol S., Amazon reviewer
This is a fast-paced, actioned packed book that keeps you on the edge of your seat!! Follow along as Ethan Jones keeps you guessing what is going to happen next! There are more ups and downs, twists and turns, than a rollercoaster! Just as you think you have things figured out, be prepared to have the rug pulled out from beneath you! Get ready for the ride of your life. I highly recommend this book! — Ruth N., Amazon reviewer
Grab your discounted copy of The Corrector today — plus exclusive bonus content!
And if you love the book as as much as we think you will, know that the next titles in the series, Betrayal and Closure, are available for pre-order.
We wish you all a very thrilling month — happy reading!
We're very excited to announce that the Tradecraft series has received another rave review — this time from the Marine Corps Association and Foundation.
Here's a short sample of some of the great things the editors had to say about books:
"Non-stop action and suspense keep the reader’s attention, while the real-world impacts of this type of terror weapon are highly thought provoking."
"Suspense and action keep the reader engaged while the implications of their potential failure lead the reader to deeper questions about international security and regional alliances."
Head on over to the publication to read the full write-up. And be sure to sign up for our email list so that you'll be one of the first to know the publication date for the next title in the series!
Hi there Tradecraft fans! We're still hard at work producing the third title in Michael Shusko's series, Evil Winds, and plan to announce its pub date very, very soon. Sign up for our email list to receive that exciting bit of news the second it's ready.
In the meantime, February's thrill of the month is The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata.
Here's a brief description of her highly engaging military thriller:
Scarred by war, in pursuit of truth: Army veteran True Brighton left the service when the development of robotic helicopters made her training as a pilot obsolete. Now she works at Requisite Operations, a private military company established by friend and former Special Ops soldier Lincoln Han. ReqOp has embraced the new technologies. Robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence are all tools used to augment the skills of veteran warfighters-for-hire. But the tragedy of war is still measured in human casualties, and when True makes a chance discovery during a rescue mission, old wounds are ripped open. She's left questioning what she knows of the past, and resolves to pursue the truth, whatever the cost.
The Last Good Man is a powerful, complex, and very human tale.
And here's what reviewers are saying about the book:
"...a thrilling novel that lays bare the imminent future of warfare."
--Publishers Weekly starred review
"...a fantastic, lightning-fast thriller that hits all the right notes: an engaging story set in an all-too-plausible future, advanced technology, plenty of action, and fantastic, well-rounded characters."
"A new novel by Linda Nagata is always an event. The Last Good Man pulls us into next month's headlines with a conviction and energy that makes for an extraordinary tale."
—Hugo and Nebula award-winner Greg Bear
"The Last Good Man is a compelling and subversive novel, told by unique characters, especially True Brighton: sympathetic, prickly, determined, all too human. Linda Nagata has impressive insights into technological advances and their potential effects.... It was a privilege to read TLGM before its publication."
—Hugo and Nebula award-winner Vonda N. McIntyre
Grab your copy of the ebook on Amazon today for just $7.99.
And be sure to have a thrilling month! Happy reading!
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.