URBAN WARFARE

By Eric Vinc3nt

Action & adventure, Crime & mystery, Thriller | eBook


IN PHILADELPHIA, EVEN YOUR TELEVISION IS A JUNGLE. On a clear Saturday night in downtown Philadelphia, a spectacular mafia assassination is captured by a TV news chopper, and the footage becomes a worldwide viral sensation. This lurid publicity stunt is the work of Julian Breton, a professional “culture-hacker” who honed his dark arts running psychological warfare operations for the US military. But Breton appears to have killed the wrong man in a case of mistaken identity. His intended target, a charismatic mafia prince named Ricky Dante, now has no choice but to find Breton and eliminate him, because if Dante’s mafia elders discover the decades-old betrayal behind all this, Dante will not get another chance at escaping death.




NEW SPY NOVEL'S DEPICTION OF CIA ORIGINS ECHOES ITS AUTHOR'S FAMILY HISTORY. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, during which America's first national spy agency, the Office of Strategic Services, was created, and after the war was renamed the Central Intelligence Agency. The author of the just-released spy novel THE CLEOPATRA AFFAIR knows something about that. "A female relative of mine served in the O.S.S.," says novelist Eric Vinc3nt. "A native of a Spanish speaking country in the Western hemisphere, she helped Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, the chief of the O.S.S., infiltrate the Spanish embassy in Washington DC." As World War Two buffs are well aware, Spain was ostensibly neutral, but the Spanish dictator Franco covertly supported the Nazis. To what extent? Wild Bill Donovan was determined to get inside the Spanish embassy to find out, and that's where Eric Vinc3nt's recent ancestor came in. "I'm being deliberately vague as to who exactly she was; she has surviving immediate relatives who's privacy I'd like to insulate." The upshot is that Vinc3nt became a serious spy buff in childhood, and went on to practice the tradecraft in adulthood. "I worked for a private firm, which isn't as unusual as most people assume." The hero of THE CLEOPATRA AFFAIR, Tristan Boumann, likewise runs a privately owned, freelance spy-mob, a premise which lends itself to outside-the-box story possibilities. In CLEO he's conducting a fact-finding mission focussed on the assassination of an American archeologist in Cairo. Tristan soon discovers the archeologist was connected to a notorious O.S.S. man, and had been working on the dig for Cleopatra which, in real life, has been ongoing in the same western Egyptian desert the Second Battle of El Alamein took place, a battle which shifted the course of World War II. "When I discovered the proximity of the Cleopatra dig to El Alamein - and that a key to the battle's success for the Allied Forces was an O.S.S. communications ruse in the Gulf of Suez - the basic premise for THE CLEOPATRA AFFAIR virtually wrote itself," says Vinc3nt. "All I had to do was type it." The novel dovetails these historical elements with contemporary MidEast geopolitics, and in its third act, the mystery morphs into a thriller, with military details that draw on the author's family history as well. "Army, Navy, Air Force - my family served in them all. I grew up with this stuff, although my novels are not of the traditional military genre, but more akin to those of my hero John le Carré" (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). THE CLEOPATRA AFFAIR a novel by ERIC VINC3NT; part of the PYRAMIDER Spy-Fi Trilogy in addition to THE SATELLITE AGENT and URBAN WARFARE. All three novels in the PYRAMIDER Trilogy publish 07-February-2015 by Pyramider Laboratories Philadelphia.


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NEW SPY NOVEL'S DEPICTION OF CIA ORIGINS ECHOES ITS AUTHOR'S FAMILY HISTORY. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, during which America's first national spy agency, the Office of Strategic Services, was created, and after the war was renamed the Central Intelligence Agency. The author of the just-released spy novel THE CLEOPATRA AFFAIR knows something about that. "A ...


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