ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)Chapter 2 – The PawnsHe left the tavern and stepped out into the busy terminal. It was still very crowded withpeople going every which way. Glancing up at the marquee, he saw that ground transportationwas just ahead. He stepped onto the crowded moving sidewalk and was whisked away in thatdirection. He saw another sign for the outside terminus. He hopped off the sidewalk and madehis way down another speedy escalator. It was longer than he imagined. It must have descendedat least ten floors. When he reached the bottom, he knew it must be the right place. Just outsidethe giant entry doors to the terminal he could see the long, sleek, tubular transports that he hadseen from the air. They came in all different sizes; there were some to accommodate manypeople and some for one or two passengers. Curling his lip, Miles uttered, "Well at least they stillhave buses and taxis."-----Keith R. Rees has been writing professionally for over 20 years. ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK, ascience fiction work, is the first installment in what is projected to become The One NightTrilogy. He has always been a fan of science fiction, particularly stories that involve time travel,and writes stories that have both realistic and human sides to them."One Night in Bangkok is a time travel adventure that science fiction fans will enjoy but I'mhoping fans of other genres as well, such as mystery, suspense and humor," says Rees. "Thetrilogy is based on time travel but at the heart of it all is a powerful story about family."ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)by Keith R. Rees222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPINGANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII atXXXXAlso available from Amazon.com and Amazon affiliated sites worldwide, Savant BookstoreHonolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine online and "brick andmortar" bookstores everywhere.Savant Books and Publications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twist.Keith R. ReesAuthor ofONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)Author website at https://reeskeithr.wixsite.com/krrees
QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated):
As the plane began to descend from cruising altitude on approach to Honolulu, its sole occupant listened, aghast at what was being reported by the Russian military scientists through the Russian interpreter. There would be a flurry of Russian, only a little of which she could understand, then a crusty pause followed by the slow, almost mechanical voice of the military linguistic interpreter.
"Maybe ten years ago…yes, ten years…the Russian military…tasked a secret…'think tank' I think you would call it…to theorize a weapon that could…destroy a nation's infrastructure…without harming it's basic resources, including its people. Over."
"A 'weapon'? Over." she asked of the disembodied voice on the other end of the crackling but secure line.
"I'm sorry. Exact translation is difficult. Perhaps 'a solution' or 'an approach'…the idea was to theorize a weapon or solution or approach…that could take the place of nuclear weapons. Mutually Assured Destruction—MAD—was never a solution acceptable to our military leaders. Over."
"And they came up with…?" she probed.
"They came up with…the kvantovaya mashina smerti…the 'Quantum Death Machine'…which our researchers here believe is…being deployed against the United States of America."
About this Book:
It was an honor and privilege to be asked to join with A. G. Hayes in the continued creation of protagonist Koski and Falk's world of international intrigue. In this fifth in the Koski and Falk series, the two face both a political and technological conundrum of global proportion, which threatens the very foundations of democracy, free trade and capitalism. In QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), Koski and Falk must pursue separate assignments to find the kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, the pursuit of which seems destined to end in certain death, all while holding desperately onto to their budding feelings for each other.
In the process, meet Thomas Steward, their handler and ostensible leader of the ultra- secret Cerebrus organization, as he returns to the field in a last swan song. And Kate Keenan, an old flame of Falk's, willing to fight Koski for his love and affection. And Alexei Korov, the affable captain of the Russian Yassin-class fast-attack submarine Severodvinsk, who finds himself center-stage in what might very well be the next and final nuclear war, as well as a host of other larger-as-life characters from what ultimately proves to be Koski and Falk's past, present and future.
About the Authors:
A. G. Hayes:
I was searching for a Koski and Falk adventure in-between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and FINDING KATE (Savant, 2016), while blue-sky chatting with Raymond Gaynor, author of the Tripler and Clark series politico-techno-thriller TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013), suddenly, in a synchronous "ah-ha" moment, we came up with the plot for QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016).
The work emerged in its entirety over the next couple months, with Koski and Falk naturally assuming positions as key protagonists, and my new protagonist, Kate Keenan of FINDING KATE fame in an unusual half-antagonist/half-protagonist role. In QUANTUM DEATH the duo becomes a trio, at the least in the sense of a tense romantic triangle and at the worst a doomed ménage à trois, the outcome of which will ultimately determine the course of Koski and Falk's growing relationship.
The work surrounds the existence of the enigmatic and elusive kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, an imaginary device based on research Raymond and I did surrounding M-Superstring Theory and Quantum Science.
QUANTUM DEATH is a perfect segue into FINDING KATE, which is actually a prequel to QUANTUM DEATH. Love those relationships, don't you?
It's difficult to point a finger at whose idea both the plot and romance twists were in QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). It seemed like they came about simultaneously and serendipitously for both A. G. Hayes and myself during a series of phone chats about a new Koski and Falk adventure between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and FINDING KATE (Savant, 2016). I had the pleasure of experiencing something like this when William Maltese and I came up with TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013). With William Maltese, it was a directed synergy; with A. G. it was as if the characters spoke to us and told us each what to write. Spiritual, some might call it.
One of the advantages of being a published author is meeting others, especially those destined for greatness like A. G. Hayes and William Maltese. Writing with them is a thrill I'll never forget. It's one of those life-defining moments. Since QUANTUM DEATH, A. G. and I have continued our lively phone chats. Who knows what other adventures may pop up? In the end, I can only say that it is the authoring journey that defines one, and, if some suitable stories appear along the way, all the better.
But now it's time to stop talking about QUANTUM DEATH and commend it to you for your reading. I think you'll find within its pages and its twisty plot all the makings of a can't-put-it-down "good read."
QUANTUM DEATH (2016)by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor344 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN 978-0-9963255-3-0
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Raymond GaynorCo-Author of QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) by A. G. Hayes https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996325530 TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2011) by William Maltese https://www.amazon.com/dp/1434403556
Under the Pseudonym Gary Martine, Award-winning Author of KINGSLEY & I (Pony Press, 2nd edition in production) KINGSLEY & I TOGETHER (Pony Press, second edition in production) KINGSLEY & I RELOADED (Pony Press, 2012) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1470015544
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)Chapter 4 – The KnightThe streets were quiet as he walked, but he could hear the faint sounds of activitysomewhere in the vicinity. It almost sounded like another open-air market or a street fair. Butthen another sound could be heard. He could hear something that sounded eerily familiar echoingdown the darkened alleys. It was eerie because he could not see it but also exciting at the sametime. What could it be? he thought to himself. The sound came closer. It was either the lowrumbling hum of an engine motor, or the low, sustained growl of a dragon. Whatever it was,Miles had a feeling it was most certainly meant to get his attention.About this Book:As he awakens on a plane, Miles Devereaux is confused, disoriented and otherwise oblivious towhat has happened to him. As the plane descends into an eye-popping spectacle of a city that isunlike any other, he soon discovers he has awakened sixty years in the future in the dazzling cityof Bangkok. Soon, he is on a visionary adventure and battle to save himself in a real-life game ofchess. Miles is challenged with quickly adapting to an array of ingenious technology andengineering marvels of the future as well as the ancient and deadly arts of the past. He mustmatch wits and physical skills with an array of colorful opponents, all the while catching aglimpse of the sensational future. He slowly pieces together the mystery of his time travel andhow he can return to his own time before time runs out. What he does not know is he only hasone night to accomplish the impossible. One night to discover. One night to survive. One night inBangkok!About the Author:I've always been a storyteller. Even before I knew I could be a writer I loved telling stories. Insummers during my college days I worked as a counselor at summer camp for kids in East Texas.Each night at bedtime in our cabin, I would sit in the middle of the floor and tell the kids sciencefiction stories about outer space. The kids were never so quiet until these times as they wouldhang on my every word. And each night after that, they would all remind me where I left off thenight before, which was a good thing because I was just making it all up as I went along!I've always been inspired by other author's stories, movies and especially music. I had the goodfortune to be able to travel in my teens. I spent my first year in college overseas as an exchangestudent on the island of Malta with my brother. After that we got to see a great deal of Europe aswell. And since then I have been able to see many fascinating places around the world. I'veobserved how other countries live and the ways of their cultures. Everywhere I go though, Ialways have some music with me and my vivid imagination.It was these experiences and my propensity to use music as my springboard to bring myimagination to life in words. At the age of twenty-six, I discovered I could write poetry. I becameobsessed with it. I could never find a pen and pad fast enough when ideas came pouring from mymind. But during these twelve years of writing poetry, I always kept actual story ideas in mind,brewing on the back burner as one might say. Some ideas I jotted own, some I just kept in myhead. And in 2007, I made the leap from poetry to novel writing. Eleven years and five novelslater, I haven't looked back. I even managed to put together two collections of my poetry duringthat time. But writing novels has become my passion.ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is now my sixth novel and first with Savant Books andPublications. It is the first of what is to become the One Night Trilogy. Parts two and three(novels seven and eight for me) of this trilogy are already completed. And I've just begun workon number nine, which is going to be a good old fashioned ghost story.My stories are from multiple genres, including modern literature, fiction, historical fiction andnow science fiction with ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK. They are all available on Amazon.comand other popular book sites.ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)by Keith R. Rees222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPINGANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII atXXXXAlso available from Amazon.com at XXXX, Amazon affiliate sites worldwide, Savant BookstoreHonolulu, Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fineonline and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.Press Release at XXXXThis work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) but is alsoavailable at a lesser wholesale discount from Ingram Book Content and other distributors.Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications, offers avant garde,experimental and innovative works that "push the leading edge" of publishing. Savant Books andPublications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twistKeith R. ReesAuthor ofONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)THE LUNAS (Lulu 2016)THE HANA SUN DOES SHINE (Lulu 2014)TAKE THE WATER TO THE MOUNTAIN (Createspace 2012)SHAKING THE TREE (Createspace 2009)THE BRAZILIAN (Createspace 2008)LEGEND UPON THE CANE (Lulu 2007)QUILL AND INK (Publish America 2007)
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