Saturday, May 9, 2015

Deadly Cargo

People are asking me what my new novel Deadly Cargo is all about.

Well, first of all, it’s a modern-day thriller. This is no ponderous tome that puts you to sleep. Deadly Cargo is an absolute page-turner that will keep you excited and wondering what’s going to happen next. The plot is taken right out of today’s headlines, dealing with a terrorist attack on America. My only warning is that once you start reading, you're not going to want to put the book down.

But it’s more than just a book about terrorism. It’s about cultural ideology, philosophy, and eternal perspective. Here, let me give a taste of that — an excerpt from a confrontation between Husam al Din, a jihadist who wants to die in the act of bringing death to Americans, and Josh Adams (an undercover intelligence agent) who tracked down Husam al Din and faces a life and death struggle with him. This is part of that scene:

Husam al Din grinned wickedly, as he circled to the right. “I am ready to die. I have been ready all my life.”

Josh took another step to his right. “That’s the difference between us. To me, life is a gift from God. Something to be protected as a way of honoring him.”

“And to me,” Husam al Din said, “life is a gift to give back to Allah, as I do his work. That is how I will honor him.”

Obvious these two men have different viewpoints about the purpose of life. But the book is about a lot more than just that. It’s about eternal love (there are two romance sub-plots), raging hatred, greed and struggle for power, murder and desperate self-defense. And it's about a family adventure that gets caught up in the deadly chaos.

It’s about good and evil. But best of all, there is no bad language, no sexual scenes, no gratuitous violence and bloodshed except what is necessary to do away with the bad guys. It’s a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. And the ending will be a surprise.

Here’s a link to Deadly Cargo on Amazon:…/…/ref=sr_1_2…

Also available in Kindle version at this link:

Read it, then post a review on Amazon and please send this to all your friends.