Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today, I met a war hero from World War II and the Korean War

We’re in Singer Island, Florida right now. We sold our house, but our new house won’t be finished and ready until mid-September. We took everything we needed, including Scarlett the cat, and flew from SFO to FLL. It’s truly a different world.

My mom, who lives a few miles away in West Palm Beach, FL, had surgery yesterday to remove a tumor. Her three sons and two daughters-in-law were all with her, and we took her home last night. She’s doing well.

But, that’s not what this post is about.

Mom called this morning and asked if I could bring her a quart of milk, so dutiful son that I pretend to be, I arrived at her door holding the bottle. We spoke for a few minutes. She asked if I’d be willing to meet her neighbor, and I told her, “Sure.”

Her next door neighbor, Murray Young, is probably as old as my mom, probably at least 90 years old. But he appears to be in his late sixties or early seventies. Murray showed me his mementoes from World War II and the Korean War.

Turns out, the man earned eleven medals from those two conflicts. He was a gunny; tail gunner from a fighter-bomber. His aircraft carrier, the USS Boxer, had an explosion that killed a lot of sailors and some pilots on board, and Murray survived that, as well as numerous missions during the two wars.

Murray Young is a true war hero. I’m so glad I met him. It was an honor. Oh, and he read Bloodridge, Book 1 of DS Kane’s Spies Lie series. I’m happy to know another reader.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DS Kane's Bloodridge. Book 1 of the Spies Lie series FREE today and tomorrow

So, maybe you've heard about the Spies Lie series and wondered if they are books you might want to try. Remember George Tenent, Director of the CIA, claiming "weapons of mass destruction" as the excuse to invade Iraq? Well, SPIES LIE! We wage war through disinformation.

For the next two days, DS Kane's Bloodridge. Book 1 of the Spies Lie series, an Amazon Bestseller

( FREE. Normally priced at just $0.99 as an introduction to the series, this book will embed you in the world of espionage. Filled with hackers, mercenaries, terrorists and politicians, this book contains its own tutorial on tradecraft as you walk in the shoes of Jon Sommers,  a Brit who seeks revenge for the assassination of his fiancĂ©.

Kirkus Reviews:
“A globe-trotting spy thriller dense with intriguing insider's knowledge.” —Kirkus Reviews

Monday, June 6, 2016

Read Ethan Jones, a Great Bestselling Thriller Author

I’ve recently become a fan of bestselling international author Ethan Jones, another thriller writer whose body of work is compelling entertainment with serious espionage and military ops chops. This week, from June 14 through June 17, we’ll be co-marketing our books.

I’ve never before agreed to do something like this, and the reason why I’m joint marketing with Ethan is because his books are damn good combinations of espionage and military operations.

Ethan Jones is offering you two FREE spy thrillers: ARCTIC WARGAME and TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the first and the second novels in his Justin Hall series.

In ARCTIC WARGAME, when two foreign icebreakers appear in Canadian Arctic waters, Canadian Intelligence Service Agent Justin Hall volunteers for a reconnaissance mission, eager to return to the field. His team discovers a foreign weapons cache deep in the Arctic, but they are unaware that a spy has infiltrated the Department of National Defense. The team begins to unravel a treasonous plan against Canada, but they fall under attack from one of their own. Disarmed and stripped of their survival gear, they are stranded in a remote location. Now the team must survive the deadly Arctic not only to save themselves, but their country.

In TRIPOLI’S TARGET, Justin Hall and Carrie O'Connor, Canadian Intelligence Service Agents, find themselves in lawless North Africa on the trail of an assassination plot. The target is the US President, and the hit is scheduled to take place during a G-20 summit in Libya's capital, Tripoli. But the source of their information is the leader of one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the area. Ambushes and questionable loyalties turn an already difficult mission into a dark maze of betrayal and misdirection. Forced to return to Tripoli, Justin and Carrie dig up new intelligence pointing to a powerful Saudi prince bankrolling the assassination plan. What's worse, Justin and Carrie realize their plan is fatally flawed. The summit is only forty-eight hours away and they still have to stop the Saudi prince, dismantle the assassination plot, and save the life of Tripoli's target.


Enter your e-mail address at this link: and you will receive these thrillers for FREE! You will also be added to Ethan’s Loyal Readers’ List, so you can be informed of new book releases, special deals, and promotions.


As if this wasn’t enough for readers, DS Kane’s bestselling espionage technothriller, Bloodridge, Book 1 of the Spies Lie Series ( is also available for FREE this week, from June 14 through June 15. Kirkus Reviews called Bloodridge “A globe-trotting spy thriller dense with intriguing insider's knowledge.”

In Bloodridge, to find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy...

When Jon Sommers finds out his fiance Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jon's life into chaos, when he tells him that Lisa was not a fellow graduate student but a Mossad spy sent to bring him to Israel. Ben-Levy convinces Jon to seek justice for Lisa's murder by joining Mossad and going after Tariq Houmaz, her killer. Shortly after training, Jon's entire new team is executed by the bomb maker, who murdered Lisa, and only Jon escapes the massacre. As he leaves the scene, Jon finds himself captured, threatened and turned into a double agent for MI-6. When his Mossad handler, Ben-Levy learns this, he wants Jon dead as an example to other Israeli coverts. If being a hunted double agent isn't enough, Jon comes across information in his spying for MI-6 that suggests Israel is in impending danger from Houmaz. To stop this catastrophe, Jon must put together his own team, one he can trust with his life. Can Jon bring justice to Lisa's murderer, or will millions of lives be lost?