Current events

You can be this way, or you can be that way, but please don't be ignorant.

Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:40

I Left Something in the Cab...

I couldn't help but think that perhaps our friend Grigori was the mystery passenger. From English Russia
Monday, 15 September 2014 12:29

Nine months

Today I’m happy to report that the first draft of Twenty Mysteries is done. Lions, my first book, took nine years to complete. This first draft has taken exactly nine months. Hopefully it won’t be much longer until I can get it into your hands.
Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:27

Ho hum, just another invasion

It looks like the guy who wrote this article five months ago wasn’t so crazy after all…read on to see what happened in the last few days while everyone else’s attention was focused elsewhere.
Perhaps someone read my last post…read more about the Finnish/Russian borderland’s history here.
Monday, 31 March 2014 12:23

(Somewhat) current events

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, so I’m importing a few items of note I recently posted on Facebook: Please take a few minutes to educate yourself today. If Russia does this to the Ukraine with absolutely no pushback, what will China do to Taiwan? This can be a two-way…
Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:21

What is Going On?

I finally got around to watching Red Dawn today (the recent remake, not the original): the images of North Korean humvees occupying Spokane, while jarring, were also entertainingly improbable. But as I read the weekend news from Venezuela, I couldn’t help but think that most of those poor souls are…
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Peace for our time.

Peace for our time! In light of the recent ‘deal’, let’s revisit the words of Neville Chamberlain: "My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

The Great Orator

Sorry for the cliche, but this story (and the first photo) is just dripping with irony…
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 00:00

Conspiracies!

Not to beat a dead horse (Mr. Maduro of Venezuela), but the irony here just seeps through the screen. The last line is oh so diplomatic: Despite being one of the world’s largest oil producers, Venezuela is regularly affected by power cuts. Translation: Years of ruinous government pilfering of the…
What is Setad? Find out in this fascinating article about Tehran’s kleptocrats. From Reuters: Setad has built its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians – members of religious minorities, Shi’ite Muslims, business people and Iranians living abroad. Sounds like something you’d read in…
Monday, 11 November 2013 00:00

Everything must go!

I was trying to think of a catchy, consumer-friendly phrase that the government of Venezuela might want to use to brand this effort. All I can think of is “MaduroCare”. From USA Today: Thousands of Venezuelans lined up outside the country’s equivalent of Best Buy, a chain of electronics stores…
Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00

Check out my Goodreads giveaway

Check out my Goodreads giveaway…register and you could receive a free copy of LIONS. Giveaway ends November 30th.
Sunday, 15 September 2013 00:00

LIONS now available

My debut thriller LIONS is now available from Amazon.com. Stay tuned – more retailers will be out soon.
Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00

Not Just Smoking in an Airplane Lav…

Sierra Leone man arrested trying to sell ‘yellowcake’ uranium; he hid a sample in his shoes on his flight to New York…maybe he got the idea from a book?
Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:00

Watch the trailer for LIONS

Please check out the LIONS: the trailer of my debut novel LIONS.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

RIP Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn died today after battling prostate cancer. He was one of my favorite writers and an inspiration. I eagerly awaited every new Mitch Rapp tale, where he invariably wiped the floor with bad guys left and right. Vince will truly be missed. God bless his wife and family.