Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

A new issue of Books Monthly is out, and it features several great reviews of our titles! Keep reading to see which books were included this month.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

#FridayReads: Beach Reads

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! While the most important part of MDW is honoring our servicemen & women, it’s also a great opportunity to head to the beach for the long weekend. If any of you have a beach trip planned, these #FridayReads will be the perfect books to accompany you into the sand!  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Beach Reads”

Thursday Book Review: “Dublin Seven”

Take a trip to Ireland’s gritty underbelly with this week’s featured book: Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney. Liberties Press has become Ireland’s leading independent publisher, and they have another hit fiction title on their hands with this book. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about Dublin Seven.   Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Dublin Seven””

Thursday Book Review: “Birthright”

This week’s featured book is a new mystery from Allison & Busby: Birthright by David Hingley. This fascinating historical fiction tale follows Mercia Blakewood from London’s bulging metropolis to the forests of Manhattan she will contend with murder, intrigue and lust, fighting for her future and her life as the town of New York is born. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Birthright””

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Books Monthly has reviewed eight of our titles in their May issue! We’re excited to share these with you, so keep reading to see what Books Monthly had to say about these current and forthcoming titles.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

#FridayReads: Spring Has Sprung

Happy Easter Weekend! It’s finally feeling like Spring here in the Northeast US, and the beautiful weather has inspired this week’s #FridayReads. Keep reading to check out what books are on our TBR list this weekend.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Spring Has Sprung”

Thursday Book Review: “The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods”

Today’s featured book is one of our most recent fiction releases from Penguin Random House South Africa: The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods by Jamala Safari. This heart-wrenching novel is based on real experiences. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods””

Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children”

This week’s featured book is a Sabateur Awards-nominated title from Liberties Press: Children’s Children by Jan Carson. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this unique, poignant collection of short stories.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children””

“Dire Strait” by Tony Blackman

Ex-Test Pilot Rips Latest Aviation Mystery Novel Right From Today’s Fraught Geopolitical Headlines

Tony Blackman’s Dire Strait is now part of a critically-acclaimed six-book series featuring insurance investigator Peter Talbert, as his work takes him around the world, into the dark corridors of global Governments and deep into the secrets they fear going public. But Dire Strait is far from thoroughbred fiction – it perfectly mirrors today’s turbulent political climate.

Having served as a test pilot, avionics specialist, and as a Board Member for the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Tony Blackman has spent much of his life keeping secrets. Now retired and working full-time as an author, this unique skill set has transposed into a globally-renowned series of aviation-themed mystery-thriller novels.

The protagonist is Peter Talbert, a resourceful and tenacious insurance investigator who goes far beyond the call of duty to uncover secrets that could literally change the world. Titles in the series include Blind Landing, The Final Flight, The Right Choice, Flight to St Anthony, and Now You See it.

But Dire Strait is perhaps the most topical volume, with a narrative that is incredibility relevant to the current worldwide political climate, as well as the activities of the UK Armed Forces.

Dire Strait is a mystery thriller about a maritime search aircraft that crashes in the Torres Strait in mysterious circumstances. This is the sixth book featuring Peter Talbert insurance investigator, and he finds that the Australian, United Kingdom and United States Governments are all keeping secrets from one another. The search for the truth is accompanied by visits to the Ministers concerned in each Country as the action develops. Talbert is helped in his search by Mary, the radar operator of the Royal Air Force that discovered the crashed aircraft, who Peter discovers has a very high security clearance. More lives are lost and there is a real threat of global conflict which Talbert helps to avert. A must read for anybody who likes a fast moving story.

“The RAF’s P8 procurement program, and the retirement of the Nimrod fleet, has been quite a sore subject for many years,” explains Blackman. “The storyline in this novel directly ties in. Other current issues, such as the theft of underwater drones by nations, also makes its way into the book. In all, those who keep up with geopolitical and military news will see many similarities between fact and fiction.”

Continuing, “Obviously from my years in the aerospace industry I’ve tried to make all the books as technically accurate and realistic as possible. However, I’m not at all sure that I would have been as smart as Talbert when it came to sorting out all the problems he found himself in!”

About the Author:

Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and then on the Board of UK Civil Aviation Authority as the Technical Member.

You can purchase Dire Strait on Amazon or Barnes & Noble today.

9781612002262Tony Blackman, has written a very unusual story about a mystery submarine in the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea. A Royal Australian Air Force aircraft is lost in the Torres Strait and the wreckage is found by a Royal Air Force aircraft on an exercise with the Australians. It becomes clear that the Australian and UK Governments are keeping secrets from one another and the problem is compounded as the United States is also involved.

Peter Talbert, helped by Mary, the RAF’s aircraft navigator with a special security clearance, gradually discovers what is really happening and helps to avert what might have become a global fight.