Thursday, 29 June 2017

BOWLED OVER BY LEE JACKSON!

TODAY LEE JACKSON DOESN'T DO A GUEST POST. HE EDUCATES AND ENTERTAINS WITH SOMETHING HE SPECIFICALLY WROTE JUST FOR YOU! 




When Ronald Reagan asks West Point graduate and covert operator Atcho to execute an impossible mission, he finds himself on a deadly mission deep in Siberia with no support. His foe is a Soviet general bent on a coup and gaining control of the USSR’s nuclear weaponry. At the back of Atcho’s mind is that the country he is sent to save is the same Superpower that helped enslave Cuba, his beloved birthplace.
Out of the gloom surrounding the murders of the brooding mystic Rasputin and the Russian royal family, emerges the evil that survived World War II. It fomented the Cold War and propelled their effects into the modern age. Atcho must avert their horrors, yet to be imagined on a global scale.

In a style reflective of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum, and Tom Clancy, Book 2 of this Cold War series is sure to thrill, and if you have not read Curse The Moon, check out the back of this book for a sneak-peek of the story of how Atcho became Atcho.





 Pre-Order purchasers will receive these 4 BONUSES FREE!
  • Bonus 1:  The True Story Behind Atcho
  • Bonus 2:  SMACKDOWN - An Excerpt From a Work in Progress
  • Bonus 3:  Aleksey’s Account of Rasputin’s Murder
  • Bonus 4:  A Complimentary eBook of CURSE THE MOON*

* To receive your CURSE THE MOON eBook, email a copy of your purchase receipt to GetDigitalCurseTheMoon@gmail.com.



For those who purchase Paperbacks during the Pre-Order period, email a copy of your purchase receipt to GetDigitalCurseTheMoon@gmail.com. You’ll receive back all the bonuses and Curse The Moon in eBook form too. 

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Lee Jackson is a bestselling, award-winning thriller author. He was an Infantry officer with a front row seat on world affairs, and spent 38 months in Iraq and Afghanistan. Book 1 of his Cold War Series, Curse The Moon was published in 5 countries. Book 2, Rasputin’s Legacy, is due to go on pre-order on June 28, and will be fully released by July 28. Curse The Moon follows Atcho, a counter-revolutionary leader in Cuba turned unwilling spy in the U.S. The odds he faces seem overwhelming as he must choose between saving the world from nuclear holocaust – or his daughter. In Rasputin’s Legacy, he faces a surreal challenge: he must save the country that enslaved his own, or deliver control of the Soviet nuclear apparatus into the hands of a maniac. Can he set aside his personal desire for revenge? Lee Jackson lives and works with his wife in Texas.

             





The Cold War. A backdrop to betrayal. A playground to power. When his daughter is kidnapped, Cuban-born, West Point Graduate Atcho must be a sleeper agent to men he'd rather kill. Atcho's rise opens doors into US National Defense even as a seemingly omniscient KGB officer holds unflinching sway over his actions. His public life clashes with secrets that only he and his tormentor share, isolating him in a world of intrigue among people whom he is determined not to betray. His choice: save his daughter, or save he world from nuclear holocaust.

When the darkness of night is your only camouflage, you learn to Curse the Moon. Get your copy here now.

Curse The Moon is the first book in Lee Jackson’s Cold War Series. The sequel, Rasputin's Legacy, will be released in late-April 2017.

In the tradition of Robert Ludlum’s page-turner, The Bourne Identity, Atcho fights against overwhelming odds, bleeds when hurt, and won’t back down. Think: Jason Bourne meets Dr. Zhivago.

To experience the violent intrigue of Cold War Cuba and Russia vs. the United States, get Curse The Moon today.










Guest Post by Lee Jackson:

People ask where I come up with my story ideas. The answer is simple: everywhere. The ones that intrigue me most are the ones relating to the eternal struggle for liberty. People don’t want to hear me or anyone else lecture on what is good or evil; what constitutes freedom when security is jeopardized; or for that matter, on anything at all. Yet today, people learn from stories. Truth be told, that’s how it’s always been, formalized in ancient Greek amphitheaters. I believe that if I find something interesting, others might as well, and if I am going to ask people to spend the time on whatever it is that I find interesting, then my obligation is to occupy their interest in a way that entertains while it informs. 


Sufficient misery exists in the world without my adding to it, so as an operating philosophy, I write my stories to tie together elements of history whereby one event seems to cause another in a way perhaps not thought about before. Hence, in Rasputin’s Legacy, a major premise is that the chance meeting between the last Tsar of Russia’s daughters and the mystic Rasputin deep in the forests of Siberia brought about the conditions that led to the Cold War, and later to the demise of the Soviet Union. But how is that possible?

History is full of such significant minor events, another example being the width of our railroad tracks in the Western world being set by Roman chariots? How did that happen? (Very quickly: Roman bridges had to be built wide enough to allow passage of two side-by-side horses pulling a chariot. Many of those bridges are still in use, and when the railroads were developed in Europe, they used those existing bridges. Hence, the width of the railroads. That standard then passed to the US. Farther speculation could find that a huge number of large-sized equipment transported by railway were developed to meet those same considerations.)

Did Hitler’s doctor really render him a mental cripple over time? Did Churchill’s dentist really save his life and his mental capacity? How would the world be different if that doctor and that dentist had not lived. “For the want of a nail…"

That said, dry history books are seldom read. People that lay down hard cash to buy a book usually don’t mind learning, but they want to be entertained. So, my self-imposed rule is that I write stories around historical events and insist on accuracy to the greatest extent. When character develops, it happens naturally. When violence or action occurs, it is because the story progression leaves no other route. Coincidences must be just that, coincidences, and not implausible literary tools.

I was a senior intelligence supervisor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Intelligence analysis is largely guesswork based on gathered information, and the conclusions must be ones based on stringent analytical standards. That is my final rule for me: that the conclusions I lead my readers to must be based on solid analysis, and must be credible to analysts at the highest levels.

While I hope readers learn something from my stories, I hope more that they are entertained. If I do not achieve the latter, learning anything from me would be a pipe dream.

Please enjoy RASPUTIN’S LEGACY!

Lee







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