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But this week’s spotlight author., Tom Jenkins, has more to teach us about our world that most through his politically intriguing fiction books. Get to know more about Tom in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Jenkins is a Vietnam veteran and retiree who has visited the many locations mentioned in his books, both through his world travels and his work as a contractor.
Shadow to Shade
Jake Thomas, aka “Backfire,” is one of 12 shadows – a Black Operative whose identity is known only by his controller and the President of the United States. The Shadow Program has been set up for covert operations directed by the Executive Branch and is shrouded in secrecy. Shadows go to their graves without ever being recognized for their patriotic deeds, and Jake Thomas has certainly had his share of successful assignments, which include every adventure from monitoring a possible government overthrow in Grenada to investigating the disappearance of American citizens in Lebanon to digging into human trafficking in Florida. And these are just a few of the missions Jake’s career requires of him. His ultimate mission? To stay alive long enough to enjoy going from Shadow to Shade – the government’s term for retirement.
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 29, 2009)
Genre: FICTION / General
Only Eagles Need Apply
In the beginning (Shadow to Shade) Jake and his controller John Scallone went through four decades as shadows. Now comes Only Eagles Need Apply. Jake (Backfire) and John Scallone (Osprey) are out of the shade (retirement) to select their replacements and mentor them in their first assignment. First North Korea becomes more unstable and then Iran flirts with threats and destruction. The President sends the shadows into action.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 223 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 31, 2009)
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure
Terror in a New Arena: We Are Under Attack
The shadows under Jenny Masters are put in charge of a threat of terrorism by the President of the United States. First a trail run on one of our allies and then a direct threat.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 220 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 14, 2014)
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Military
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