Some books, especially those written by well-known authors, get hundreds, even thousands of reviews online. Getting started can be tough, and getting feedback can be even tougher. However, for new writers this interaction with the average reader, professional reviewers, and even staunch critics is imperative to the process. We feed off of every review and use them for guidance, motivation, and even future story-line input. Personally, I read every review and find something useful in all of them.
This lastest review came from Lindsay Merkel ,a professional reviewer, and I was floored after reading it. She wrote that she believed if it needed a comparison, “then think a Tom Clancy – Indiana Jones crossover with religious themes.” To get compared to my favorite author of all-time and a movie franchise created by George Lucas is high-praise if you ask me. She described Arklight as: “Brilliant” – “Distinctive” – “Unique” – “Impressive”. This was a great review and I pulled some strong motivation out of it as I sit down today to continue writing Task Force Crusader (Half way done with the initial!). Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback for this book series. Look for FORCE INTERDICTION to release August 13th, 2018!
A genius I’m told… Not my words, lol
In Nightfall, you learn that the Nazi spy, Dr. Clarke, was in pursuit of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. After a very tense moment in Morocco, he fails to complete his quest, and Ian learns of the Knights Templar conspiracy. A few references are made later in Nightfall about the existence of this priceless work of art. In Interdiction, you will find out what happened to the painting, and better yet, why it was stolen.
The infamous history of this Rembrandt is scattered at best. In 1990, it was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and has never been located. The FBI has been investigating the theft for 28 years, and has yet to solve the crime. Maybe Arklight will be able to track it down, #whodunnit!
The real battle begins:
BOOM – The shaped charge cut through the brick sending micro-pulverized particles exploding through the air. Most of the debris shattered into dust, but some pieces escaped destruction. A rectangular flash of light was the last thing Magnus saw before the blast fragments caused him to close his eyes.
He felt the familiar concussion of an explosive breach to his front. The force threw him backwards through the brick Murphy door collapsing him on his backside. Debris impacted him all over, but two places in particular burned with the sting of punctures. Magnus rounded his back flipping over to his hands and knees still facing the new threat. His formative British SAS training took hold despite the intense pain felt on his body and the deafening ring in his ears. The burning sensation on his face was quickly followed by a steady stream of blood.
The hope of an easy heist faded away as his mission now became infinity more difficult. Magnus struggled to reorient himself and focused through the distraction. His head throbbed from the concussion while the sting of injury pestered his senses. He instinctively reached for his twin pistols staggering upwards to his feet. The dust floated thick in the air and his confusion built into a dangerous rage.
Rico created another perfect doorway and Chappy stepped through the breach followed by Zip. The dust was hanging thick in the air while John moved his jaw about to ease the ringing between his ears. The over pressure was almost nonexistent and the team cleared inside. John entered the breach point walking behind Wisp on the right side. On the wall to the right was the painting, still perfectly intact.
John gazed upon the artwork for an instant before hearing shots ring out from the next room straight ahead. He swiveled his head to react, seeing Chappy disappear into the dust cloud. “I’m hit!”
- In Force Interdiction, the team will come face-to-face with a savage and determined enemy. Stay tuned for more as book two gets closer to completion.