3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2011 3:49 PM by Doug_Pardee

    Ballistic - free e-book elsewhere

    Doug_Pardee

      Best-selling author Paul Levine, perhaps best-known for his recently-revived Jake Lassiter series, has a techno-thriller called Ballistic available for free at Amazon. No, wait, it's self-published with no DRM. So you can convert it from Amazon's AZW format to EPUB format with Calibre.

       

      The reviews at Amazon have all been 5-star. If you're looking for a techno-thriller and don't mind the minor challenge of converting from AZW to EPUB, give it a look. The e-book isn't available at B&N at all, nor is the paperback.

       

      Book description from Paul Levine's web site:

       

      A Nuclear Missile…
      A Band of Terrorists…
      And Only Two People Who Can Prevent Armageddon.

      When a doomsday cult captures an U.S. Air Force missile base, it's up to a lowly sergeant and a female psychiatrist to prevent a nuclear holocaust.

       

      Morale and discipline suffer as missile squadrons are dismantled under the latest nuclear arms treaty. An Air Force base in Wyoming is ripe for terrorist attack, and it comes from an unexpected source: home-grown religious commandos. Brother David, son of a nuclear physicist, leads a well-armed cult bent on bringing out Armageddon, as prophesied by the Book of Revelations.

      Only two people can stop the greatest disaster in the history of mankind: Sgt. Jack Jericho, who is haunted by an act of cowardice in his past, and Dr. Susan Burns, a psychiatrist trapped in the launch control capsule during routine tests of the missile crews. To prevent a nuclear holocaust, these two must work together to defeat the terrorists and to exorcize their own demons.

        • Re: Ballistic - free e-book elsewhere
          javabird

          Cool. Thanks, Doug!

          • The Road To Hell - free e-book elsewhere
            Doug_Pardee

            Paul Levine has now released his collection of 4 short stories called The Road to Hell for free at Amazon. Again, it has no DRM, so all you need to do is to use Calibre to convert it from AZW to EPUB format.

             

            It's gotten 4 5-star reviews and 1 4-star review at Amazon.

             

             

            Description from author's site:

             

            Four Stories for the Price of One!

            Author’s Note: The four stories in this ebook original anthology ... have something in common besides the word “hell” in their titles. The heroes travel dark and dangerous paths as they confront devilish and powerful villains. The journeys are by land, by sea, and in one case, perhaps only in the mind.

            “El Valiente en el Infierno”(The Brave One in Hell) is an original short story inspired by a roadside sign I saw near the Mexican border and a tale I heard in Mexicali. After his mother dies, a 13-year-old Mexican boy crosses the border in search of his father, a migrant worker in the United States. The boy’s courage is tested when he runs into two gun-toting American vigilantes.

            “Development Hell”is a well-known term in Hollywood. The phrase symbolizes the purgatory where books and screenplays are stuck while being “developed,” rather than being made into films. “Development Hell” imagines a “pitch session” in which a bedraggled Poe squares off with a slick Hollywood producer.

            “A Hell of a Crime”presents a dysfunctional family of lawyers. An insecure prosecutor exists in the shadow of his more prominent parents. His father was a revered District Attorney, his mother a powerful trial lawyer in her own right. So just why does the mother interfere when her son prepares to prosecute a murder trial?

            “Solomon & Lord: To Hell and Back”features two of my favorite characters. The ethically-challenged Steve Solomon and the very proper Victoria Lord are mismatched Miami law partners. Steve says he's going fishing with Manuel Cruz, a sleazy con man. Victoria knows that Cruz embezzled a bundle from Steve's favorite client and is an unlikely fishing buddy. So just what is Steve up to now? Something between mischief and murder.

             

            • Riptide - free e-book elsewhere
              Doug_Pardee

              Now Paul Levine has made Riptide from his Jake Lassiter series free at Amazon, without DRM.