Saturday, April 26, 2014

Guest Post: Feisty Female Thriller Series Debuts with Patriot by AS Bond

Feisty Female Thriller Series Debuts with Patriot,
the first Brooke Kinley Adventure.
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What would you do for your country? In Afghanistan, a US Army Patrol is devastated by an enemy with sophisticated weaponry, while in D.C., Pentagon staffer Scott Jenson tips off the ambitious young reporter Brooke Kinley about a billionaire businessman’s involvement in terrorism. But why is the White House determined to protect this businessman, and why does the answer seem to lie in the Canadian wilderness? In a dangerous journey to the remotest parts of the world and the darkest corners of men’s hearts, Brooke races to prevent a catastrophic attack on America, but can she uncover the real traitor?

Patriot is a pulse-pounding, high octane adventure thriller with a heroine who is as happy running rapids as she is asking difficult questions at the Pentagon, its Homeland channeled through Bear Grylls. This debut novel by A.S. Bond will be appreciated by fans of Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, and Tom Clancy.

A.S Bond is an internationally acclaimed travel writer and journalist. As the author of seven books, her own adventures have taken her around the world, from the cloud forests of Central America to D.C.’s corridors of power. 

When writing Patriot, A.S. Bond drew on her experience of leading an award-winning canoe expedition in Labrador, later the subject of Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories; A Woman’s Journey to the Heart of Labrador published by HarperCollins in North America and Eye Books in the UK (written under the name Alexandra Pratt). This gives Patriot a sense of ‘realness’ that draws readers deeply into the story. And like her heroine Brooke Kinley, Bond has also lived in Washington D.C. and worked as a journalist.

The author notes, “When I sat down to write my adventure thriller Patriot the old advice ‘write what you know’ came to mind. I realized what I knew was wilderness survival. The first in my new series  of ‘Brooke Kinley Adventures’, my novel is, in part, based on my canoe expedition in a remote part of Canada, where I traveled with just a First Nations guide through some of the harshest countries in North America.”

Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories was highly regarded:

"I have known a few wonderful-crazy, damn-fool writers who would risk their lives for a great adventure story, but I have met only two who would have paddled a canoe into the Labrador wilds. And one of them is dead. Alexandra Pratt is so reckless she scares me and so entrancing that I could not put her book down." - Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage

“Lyrical and adventurous” – Conde Nast Traveller

“The writing is stunning.” - Canoeist Magazine

"The climax is pure adventure." - Spirit of Canada Magazine

Patriot is available now for pre-order through Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. On April 24 it will be widely available on Amazon, and Diesel, Sony, Aldiko, Scribd, Flipkart, Oyster, Page Foundry and will be available to libraries via the Axis 360 platform by Baker and Taylor.

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Patriot by AS Bond, ISBN 9781310994159 published by Castle Books on April

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