MOONEY HARBOR

Mooney Harbor

ABOUT THE STORY

June, 1957. Veteran New York newsman Dennis Collins is looking forward to a relaxing vacation with his family in Key West at the Highsmith Inn, his father-in-law’s hotel and restaurant. But Collins discovers that his wife Maria’s distant cousin, Rafael Espinosa, is in hiding at the Inn, after joining a failed coup attempt in Havana against Cuba’s dictator Fulgencio Batista. When Cuban secret police arrive in Key West hunting for Espinosa, Collins is caught up in a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek, one that leads to the isolated waters of Mooney Harbor.

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Cover by Mick Wieland Design.
Image by Chris and Tanya Lattner © 2015

THE BOSTON TRADER

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The Boston Trader

The Boston Trader

ABOUT THE NOVEL

BestThrillers.com has praised the novel as: “A brilliantly drawn historical thriller set in 18th century China that delivers ample doses of action, danger and even romance.”

Kirkus Reviews says: “A sequel that stands firmly on its own, brimming with political intrigue and historical drama.”

Imperial China. When Calvin Tarkington arrives in Peking in the winter of 1795, he becomes the first American merchant to experience the sights and sounds of this exotic Imperial capitol: blue-jacketed Chinese, masked against the sweeping Northern winds, crowd outdoor markets filled with the riches of Asia; proud Manchu bannermen patrol the wide boulevards and narrow alleys; and behind the vermillion walls of the Forbidden City, mandarins, nobles, eunuchs, and concubines serve their aging Emperor, Ch’ien-lung, the Son of Heaven.

Yet Calvin cannot enjoy this moment: he has been brought to Peking to face trial on trumped-up murder charges after witnessing the assassination of an Imperial investigator in the port of Canton, the sole city open to the foreign devil taipans, a killing that is somehow linked to the growing, but illicit, opium trade.

Calvin must prove his innocence by unmasking the real killers and their connection to the corruption, misrule, and hidden treachery threatening the very stability of the Dragon Throne. He can rely only on a Manchu general and an elderly French Jesuit astronomer for help as he confronts the powerful dark forces intent on delivering him into the hands of the Imperial executioners.

The Boston Trader tells a compelling story of deception and desire, of love and betrayal, and of courage and conviction. It paints a memorable portrait of China at a turning point in its history, as the fate of the Celestial Empire hangs in the balance.

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THE REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE

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The Republic of Virtue

The Republic of Virtue

ABOUT THE NOVEL

Revolutionary France, 1793. When Calvin Tarkington, a young Boston merchant-trader, arrives in Paris on July 4th, he finds a city in turmoil, riven by quarrels between revolutionary factions and threatened by advancing Coalition armies. Calvin’s brother Alexander, the family firm’s representative in France, has disappeared, suspected by a powerful Jacobin official of spying for the British.

As Calvin seeks to clear his brother’s name, his quest for the truth takes him from elegant townhouses to squalid gambling dens to the secret chambers of the Masonic Lodge of the Seven Sisters. Drawn into a shadowy world of intrigue and betrayal, Calvin becomes the hunted as France lurches toward the Reign of Terror.

Rich in historical detail and suspense, The Republic of Virtue tells a compelling story of love, courage, and loyalty set in a dangerous place at a dangerous time—the darkest days of the French Revolution.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jefferson Flanders has been a sportswriter, columnist, editor, and publishing executive. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed First Trumpet trilogy (Herald Square, The North Building and The Hill of Three Borders) and of two short story collections.

Read an interview with the author.

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Copyright © 2014 Jefferson Flanders

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THE HILL OF THREE BORDERS

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The Hill of Three Borders

The Hill of Three Borders, the concluding novel in the First Trumpet trilogy, is now available!

Hill of Three Borders

ABOUT THE NOVEL

Budapest, October 1956. Disillusioned by life behind the Iron Curtain, Morris Rose, a State Department official who defected to the Eastern Bloc in 1949, approaches the CIA and offers vital intelligence about Soviet spy networks in exchange for his return to the United States. Wary of being double-crossed, Rose insists on the involvement of his childhood friend, Dennis Collins, a veteran New York newsman, in his extraction from Hungary.

Collins reluctantly agrees to help, but once in Budapest he discovers that the KGB is hunting Rose, and that the mission may have been compromised by a CIA mole. When Hungarians unexpectedly rise in revolt, and Red Army tanks encircle the city, Collins must engineer a breakout before it’s too late.

The Hill of Three Borders skillfully recreates the heady atmosphere of the Hungarian uprising, when the world watched in wonder as the rebels of Budapest sought to bend the arc of history against long odds. This concluding novel in the First Trumpet trilogy tells a haunting story of love, courage, and redemption set in the darkest days of the early Cold War.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jefferson Flanders has been a sportswriter, columnist, editor, and publishing executive. He is the author of Herald Square and The North Building, the first two novels in the First Trumpet trilogy, and of Café Carolina and Other Stories.

To purchase: Amazon | Kindle|


Copyright © 2014 Jefferson Flanders
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Neither Red nor Blue continues on hiatus (2014)

Neither Red nor Blue in 2014

Neither Red Nor Blue remains on hiatus. Essays and reviews will appear on jeffersonflanders.com.

The North Building

 


The North Building, the second novel in The First Trumpet trilogy, is now available

 

ABOUT THE NOVEL

New York, January 1951.

When columnist Dennis Collins returns to his hometown after covering the brutal Chosin Reservoir battle in Korea, he finds his newspaper closed down and New York on edge about a possible European war with the Russians. Collins is reluctantly drawn into an investigation of leaked American military secrets that focuses on the British diplomats Donald Maclean and Kim Philby (later exposed as members of the infamous Cambridge Five spy ring).

As his search for the truth takes him to Washington, Paris, and London, Collins enters a shadowy world of intrigue where moral boundaries blur and the line between justice and revenge is easily crossed. The North Building tells a story of love and personal redemption, seamlessly blending fact and fiction as it takes the reader from the foxholes of Korea to the corridors of power in the West, with the fate of nations, and individuals, hanging in the balance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jefferson Flanders has been a sportswriter, columnist, editor, and publishing executive. He is the author of Café Carolina and Other Stories and of Herald Square, a novel of the Cold War described as “Jimmy Breslin meets John le Carré” in the Huffington Post and as “well-written, action packed and engrossing” in the Washington Times.

Read an interview with the author.


TO PURCHASE:

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Copyright © 2014 Jefferson Flanders
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Neither Red nor Blue (on hiatus)

Neither Red nor Blue in 2013

Neither Red Nor Blue is on hiatus. Essays and reviews will appear on jeffersonflanders.com (with some reposted to Neither Red Nor Blue).

The North Building

 


The North Building, sequel to the critically-acclaimed Herald Square, is now available

 

ABOUT THE NOVEL

New York, January 1951.

When columnist Dennis Collins returns to his hometown after covering the brutal Chosin Reservoir battle in Korea, he finds his newspaper closed down and New York on edge about a possible European war with the Russians. Collins is reluctantly drawn into an investigation of leaked American military secrets that focuses on the British diplomats Donald Maclean and Kim Philby (later exposed as members of the infamous Cambridge Five spy ring).

As his search for the truth takes him to Washington, Paris, and London, Collins enters a shadowy world of intrigue where moral boundaries blur and the line between justice and revenge is easily crossed. The North Building tells a story of love and personal redemption, seamlessly blending fact and fiction as it takes the reader from the foxholes of Korea to the corridors of power in the West, with the fate of nations, and individuals, hanging in the balance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jefferson Flanders has been a sportswriter, columnist, editor, and publishing executive. He is the author of Café Carolina and Other Stories and of Herald Square, a novel of the Cold War described as “Jimmy Breslin meets John le Carré” in the Huffington Post and as “well-written, action packed and engrossing” in the Washington Times.

Read an interview with the author.


TO PURCHASE:

Amazon | KindleNookiTunes


Copyright © 2013 Jefferson Flanders
All rights reserved