I‘m pleased to report that The Chechen’s Revenge is now In Print! Effective immediately it is available from Amazon.com. The published size is a comfortable to hold paperback 6″ x 9″, printed on white paper with the full color cover seen in this picture. Just search for the title and you’ll be taken to the order page. If you prefer to read The Chechen’s Revenge on your Kindle, my novel is also available right now for wireless delivery to your device. If you want to purchase both, order the print edition and you can get the e-book version at a discount.
I took delivery of the proof copy just a week ago and spent a couple of days making format adjustments and fixing a few minor things in the text. I’m very happy that I have finally been able to get it into a print edition for all who prefer to hold a book in their hands when reading. I confess that would include me. There is something just right about a book.
Just a reminder too. If you don’t have a Kindle you can still get The Chechen’s Revenge for other e-book devices. For example from Barnes and Noble for Nook devices, from Kobo in various formats and a variety of other e-book venders here in the USA, in Europe, in India, and other places around the world.
For anyone not yet familiar with The Chechen’s Revenge, it is a story of a terrorist plot in Canada faced by the Chief Investigator of the Canadian Anti-terrorism Service. Sean-Guy O’Dwyer-Lariviere and his team of agents are in a race to capture an angry Chechen rebel with a plan to blow up commuter trains along with train and bus stations of the Go Train system in Toronto, Canada. The terrorist is Makek Kafirov, a Muslim Chechen who experienced the violent death of his parents while just a young boy at the hands of drunken Russian soldiers during the Second Chechen war. He has come to Canada on a revenge mission because in his mind Canada failed to chastise Russia for its actions. His warped reasoning is that Canada fits the credo of The Friend of my Enemy is also my Enemy. Sean-Guy soon realizes he knows who the perpetrator is and redoubles the effort to stop the impending potential disaster.
The goal of my writing in this first novel has been a focus on realism. In this day of terrorism created often by misguided and radicalized Muslims, instructed by teachers who have deliberately corrupted the true intent of Islam, who have targeted the West as well as any of the Islamic faith who do not bend to their will. We have been forced to face the threat of Terrorism as close as down the street. Terrorism acts are rampant as the recent events in Paris have shown us. Innocent victims are claimed as victory by groups such as AL-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS to name only a few. Some of our youth are being persuaded to travel to the Middle East for training, fighting, and if they survive that to return to their homes encouraged to create destruction, mayhem and killing upon their return. Our security services are straining to combat these threats, often with success.
The Chechen’s Revenge is my imagination at work, but it presents a picture that is close to a possible reality. Without dedicated anti-terrorism agents at work daily, our world would be so much the worse for fear of incursions on our relatively peaceful lives. I invite you to read The Chechen’s Revenge and reflect on what is being prevented on a daily basis by brave and courageous agents of security.