I'm incredibly excited to announce the publication of the first book in my new D-Boys series of high-concept, high-tech special operations military adventure novels:
A cyber-security guru suddenly getting shot at
and blown up rather more than usual.
And nuclear-armed terrorists rolling with impunity
through a lawless and brutal virtual world.
The year is now. Islamist terrorists hack into America's most sensitive defense networks, launch chemical weapons attacks on Western cities, and stage a raid on the vulnerable nuclear weapons storage facilities in Pakistan. They are using a massively-multiplayer online video game (or "virtual world") as a platform for their attacks forcing a squad of supremely elite Delta Force Operators (reinforced by a cyber-security expert from Homeland Security) to go inside the game to fight them.
But the fight only begins there. Get ready for breath-stealing action in every known battlespace clockwork urban safehouse takedowns, combat helicopter assaults, brutal ambushes in the trackless mountains, waterborne SEAL team ops, precision close-quarters battle sequences, and CheyTac Intervention sniper rifle systems that can kill you from a mile and a half away.
For now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle (in exchange for some inducements from them like making the book available in the Kindle Lending Library). Kindle reader available for Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7. I may do a print version later though, the way things are trending, there will soon be little point. I'm still hoping, and pretending to trust, that this book will go in some kind of multi-book deal, brokered by my very wonderful agent, along with the second in the series, COUNTER-ASSAULT. But in the meantime, I can be making money and gaining readers and plus people can actually read the book if they want to all now. Our age of miracles.
Oh and I've also done a bit of a pass through michaelstephenfuchs.com to try to get it sort of remotely up-to-date and like something that might pass as a proper author site.
In related news, I recently became the last man on Earth to give up my stupid-phone and while idly flipping through the Android Market in bed, as one does, I chanced to discover the happy fact that The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters are now available for Android phones and tablets, via Google Books. Just in time for Christmas.
Oh, I also accidentally discovered that the Turkish translation of the first book is out. (Though I'm still waiting for my author copies…) Available, um, at least here and here. Perfect for the young (or not-so-young) Turk in your life. And just in time for Christmas!
A very happy, and joyful, and safe holiday season to all. Many blessings. xoxo
How long? So long I'm far too embarrassed to admit it. (Though the industrious can find the dispatch where I announced completion of the thing…)