Win-a-Book Wednesday: The Drone Wars

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By Frederick Lee Brooke

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You can WIN an e-copy of the culmination of Frederick Lee Brook’s The Drone Wars. Just answer this question in the Comments section below:

How does Matt Carney communicate with his twin brother Luke?

About The Drone Wars

Matt Carney has nailed every mission underground guerilla organization March22 has given him, beating the odds time after time. But when he gets his new assignment, he quickly sees his chances of success dwindling to zero.

“Find the man,” they tell him. Except the man he is supposed to find is at the top of Homeland Security’s Most Wanted list, an expert at escape and deception.

“Stop the man,” they tell him. Except the man he’s supposed to stop is plotting the murder of millions of Americans in a sociopathic quest for a new social order.

…and this man, the one they want him to find and stop, is his own father.

Malls, airports and factories erupt in pillars of fire, thousands die, and cities teeter on the brink of collapse as Matt and his twin brother, Luke, fight to stop a man on an apocalyptic quest to obtain the final piece of his deranged puzzle—a piece that will allow him to put into motion his plans for the complete annihilation of the United States.

120,000 dead. Entire cities devastated. The country a hair’s breadth from a fate worse than death. Can Matt and Luke stop this nightmare before the world as they know it comes to a devastating end?

About the author

fredbrookeFrederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013.

Fred’s dystopian series for YA and adult readers, The Drone Wars, began with Saving Raine in 2013, followed by Inferno in 2014, and now The Drone Wars in 2015.

A resident of Switzerland for the last 20 years, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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Focus Friday: The Drone Wars

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Book 3 of The Drone Wars

By Frederick Lee Brooke

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Matt knew Luke had a drone at fifty thousand feet somewhere above them, watching them with high-powered optical imagery. It was good to know the shooters had only been local Dark Fiber thugs. Homeland Security would have been ten times more dangerous. After Des Moines, and the massive coordinated government crackdown, Dark Fiber militia chapters were on the run everywhere.

However, none of this was going to make their landing in the dirt any softer. Matt glanced at Raine, scanning for the ground, same as him.

They saw you flying low, they figured you were the enemy, Luke said.

Just get us a ride, will you? We don’t plan on dying in this jelly jar.

Luke kept a national database of March22 loyalists, a list Matt had once seen on his twin brother’s laptop. The names and addresses of thousands of March22 volunteers, who lived all over the country, people trained and ready with cars, trucks, houses, boats, guns. Luke had scrolled down the list at warp speed but it went on endlessly, a list so long you would never reach the end.

I’m on it, Luke said. Time to make sure your seat belt is securely fastened, all carry-on items are placed under the seat in front of you, and your tray table is in the upright and stowed position.

Sander caught Matt’s eye. “Did you talk to him?” His tone was desperate.               The helicopter continued to angle down through the darkness. You could feel yourself falling, but the rotors must be generating some lift. Otherwise they would be falling out of the sky like an anvil in the old TV cartoons.

Matt scanned below, searching for a light, a tree, a reflection off water. But everything was just dark down there, like a cellar where the light switch didn’t work.

“He said he would work on it. He’s got our coordinates.”

“Any second now,” Sander said. “Brace yourselves. Only thing is, we’re a hell of a long way from Abba’s. We can’t just hike across the whole state of Georgia.”

“Luke’s got our backs,” Matt said.

The worry lines in Sander’s brow smoothed momentarily. He knew Luke as well as anyone, and there was deep trust among the leaders. All except one leader, that is, Matt’s own father. The one who was so determined to mess up everything March22 had worked for.

Put simply, their mission now was to stop his father. Change his mind. And the leaders were convinced Matt was the only person who stood a chance of it, with Sander, his father’s old best friend, by his side. Today’s mission could determine the future of March22, and possibly the fate of the whole country.

Without further warning, a giant crash jolted Matt’s bones. A shock went through his entire system. The sickening sound of metal bending and crunching, Plexiglas popping, instruments shattering, steam escaping under pressure.

The last thing Matt saw was Raine’s beautiful face next to him, panic in her luminous green eyes.

About The Drone Wars

Matt Carney has nailed every mission underground guerilla organization March22 has given him, beating the odds time after time. But when he gets his new assignment, he quickly sees his chances of success dwindling to zero.

“Find the man,” they tell him. Except the man he is supposed to find is at the top of Homeland Security’s Most Wanted list, an expert at escape and deception.

“Stop the man,” they tell him. Except the man he’s supposed to stop is plotting the murder of millions of Americans in a sociopathic quest for a new social order.

…and this man, the one they want him to find and stop, is his own father.

Malls, airports and factories erupt in pillars of fire, thousands die, and cities teeter on the brink of collapse as Matt and his twin brother, Luke, fight to stop a man on an apocalyptic quest to obtain the final piece of his deranged puzzle—a piece that will allow him to put into motion his plans for the complete annihilation of the United States.

120,000 dead. Entire cities devastated. The country a hair’s breadth from a fate worse than death. Can Matt and Luke stop this nightmare before the world as they know it comes to a devastating end?

About the author

fredbrookeFrederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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Win-A-Book Wednesday: The Drone Wars

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The Drone Wars, Book 3
By Frederick Lee Brooke

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The riveting conclusion of Frederick Lee Brooke’s dystopian future is now out. You can WIN a free e-copy of The Drone Wars just by answering a question in the Comments section below:

What is the first name of the true love of the hero of The Drone Wars, Matt Carney?

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About The Drone Wars

Matt Carney has nailed every mission underground guerilla organization March22 has given him, beating the odds time after time. But when he gets his new assignment, he quickly sees his chances of success dwindling to zero.

“Find the man,” they tell him. Except the man he is supposed to find is at the top of Homeland Security’s Most Wanted list, an expert at escape and deception.

“Stop the man,” they tell him. Except the man he’s supposed to stop is plotting the murder of millions of Americans in a sociopathic quest for a new social order.

…and this man, the one they want him to find and stop, is his own father.

Malls, airports and factories erupt in pillars of fire, thousands die, and cities teeter on the brink of collapse as Matt and his twin brother, Luke, fight to stop a man on an apocalyptic quest to obtain the final piece of his deranged puzzle—a piece that will allow him to put into motion his plans for the complete annihilation of the United States.

120,000 dead. Entire cities devastated. The country a hair’s breadth from a fate worse than death. Can Matt and Luke stop this nightmare before the world as they know it comes to a devastating end?

About the author

fredbrookeFrederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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Win-a-Book Wednesday: Inferno

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By Frederick Lee Brooke

The Drone Wars: Book 2

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Win a paperback or e-book copy (your choice) of Inferno by correctly answering the following question in the Comments section below:

Main character Matt Carney has a handicapped twin brother in the Drone Wars series — what is his brother’s name?

In your comment, be sure to specify your choice of e-book or paperback, and let us know where we can send it.

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Wordless Wednesday: Inferno

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By Frederick Lee Brooke

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About Inferno

When 19-year-old Matt Carney saved his girlfriend, Raine, from the crossfire between the government’s increasingly ruthless Homeland Security and March22, a terrorist group taking steps to strike a new, legitimate path, he thought his work was done. Was he ever wrong. Kidnapped by the brutal Dark Fiber militia, Matt is shocked to discover he’s been betrayed by those he trusted most. Stranded in an isolated location in the middle of Michigan, far away from the girl he fought so hard to regain, Matt is made March22’s point man in a plot to get control over a cache of thousands of stolen ground-to-air missiles. As time runs out, he’s their last—and best—hope of sparing the country of a heinous attack on commercial aviation that could quickly turn the United States into a permanent war zone. In this action-packed, explosive follow-up to Saving Raine, the first book in Frederick Lee Brooke’s The Drone Wars, Matt Carney finds himself at the center of a firestorm of stolen missiles, stolen drones, and stolen dirty nukes, tormented by stinging betrayals, clinging to a last hope for love. Sure, he was able to save Raine—but as the inferno rages around him, can he find a way to save the country from further violent chaos…and a way to save himself?

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About Fred Brooke

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Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Fred launched his new dystopian series for YA and adult readers alike with Saving Raine (The Drone Wars: Book 1) in 2013, followed by Inferno in 2014.

A resident of Switzerland for the last 20 years, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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And follow him on Twitter @FrederickBrooke.

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Wordless Wednesday: Double Bind

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By Seb Kirby

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‘One of the most thought-provoking thrillers I’ve read in a long time.’

In the sci fi thriller Double Bind, successful writer Raymond Bridges must unravel a mystery that goes to the heart of his being and face apparently irresolvable doubts about his identity, set off by encountering a perfect double of himself.

It’s a thrilling journey that leads him to question so much of what he finds in the world around him — even the loyalty of those he knows, including his love, Victoria.

What he uncovers is a conspiracy that shakes the world he knows to its foundations and asks key questions about how we live now and our responsibility to the planet.

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About the author

Seb Kirby was literally raised with books – his grandfather ran a mobile library in Birmingham, UK and his parents inherited a random selection of the books. Once he discovered a trove of well-used titles from Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage, HG Wells’ The Invisible Man and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to more obscure stuff, he was hooked.

He’s been an avid reader ever since.

Other inspirations include Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and The Trial, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Boris Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness At Noon, Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest, Brave New World by
Aldous Huxley

He is author of the James Blake thriller series, Take No More, Regret No More and Forgive No More, and the science-fiction thriller, Double Bind.

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