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October's Ghost (An Art Jefferson Thriller Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Ryne Douglas Pearson
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Book 2 in the Art Jefferson Thriller series
 
October 1962. It was a time when the world came to the brink of nuclear Armageddon over an island nation ninety miles off the U.S. mainland. Now, decades later, the past is about to be revisited.

The world has changed, but not enough for some. As one element of the United States government strives to build a secure relationship with a tenuous Russian government, another has engineered a plan to topple the Western Hemisphere's last Communist dictator--Castro.

But the aging revolutionary will not go quietly, and, as the CIA-supported rebel elements in his military launch a widespread assault on his leadership, the Cuban dictator secretly readies his trump card--a decades-old nuclear missile. Intelligence reports warn Washington of the weapon, setting a highly secret search in motion. Moscow, however, sees only suspect actions that threaten to destroy all the progress in post-Cold War relations.

As the superpowers brace for a familiar, apocalyptic game of blind man's bluff with each other, elements across the globe struggle to prevent the final countdown to a nuclear apocalypse. From Los Angeles, where FBI Agents Art Jefferson and Francine 'Frankie' Aguirre seek to unravel the mystery of a murdered Cuban privy to Castro's secret weapon, to Cuba, where the military's Special Operations Detachment DELTA races to execute a plan to secure the rogue missile before it can be launched, Ryne Douglas Pearson combines a masterful technical accuracy with an eerie evocation of past confrontations to present both a provocative history lesson and a riveting novel of suspense.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615597386
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Schmuck & Underwood (18 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056P2ZES
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of several novels, including Cloudburst, October's Ghost, Capitol Punishment, Simple Simon, Top Ten, The Donzerly Light, All For One, and Confessions. He is also the author of the short story collection, Dark and Darker. His works have been translated into Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, French and other languages. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. As a screenwriter he has worked on numerous movies. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened #1 at the box office. Receiving Four Stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it 'among the best science-fiction films I've seen', it went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Eye. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America-West and International Thriller Writers.

Despite the often 'dark' nature of his novels and films, Pearson has been noted to have a 'sweet, disarming quality' by Entertainment Weekly-an accusation he has been unable to shake. When not writing he is usually thinking about writing, or touting the wonders of bacon in online conversations. He is addicted to diet soda and the sound of his children laughing. A California native, he lives in the United States with his wife, children, a Doberman Shepherd and a Beagle Vizsla.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written, lots of action 27 July 2012
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Lots of technical detail and several centres of action. Fast-paced (though drawn out a little longer than the story justified) and kept my attention most of the time - though, to be fair, this is not my usual cup of tea. The writing is very good - characters are developed and complex, landscape and action vivid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Page-Turning Techno Thriller 25 Nov 2010
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This is a complex, well-developed thriller that builds to a nail-biting resolution. What if Castro had kept one of the missiles of October? What if it were a threat to the U.S. today? High tech investigation and FBI field agent effort blend in a frantic search to stop a nuclear event. This book's excellent core idea is developed and executed with intelligence and a deft attention to detail. Hopefully an e-edition of this novel will be coming soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pearson's books 11 Dec 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading through Pearson's books now. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, as I have his other books.I think this one took more foundation in the beginning, but what am excellent plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dated But Effective Thriller! 22 Sep 2012
By David Hall - Published on Amazon.com
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I've now read the entire "Art Jefferson" series, and enjoyed "October's Ghost" the most. Even though real events have superseded the situation portrayed in the novel, it was compelling enough to not be spoiled by that.
Here's what I liked about "October's Ghost": Much of the plot COULD have occurred in real life. The investigative techniques Art, Frankie, and the other law enforcement characters employed were reasonably accurate. Action scenes, especially the several gunfights and police pursuits, seemed to have been based on actual occurrences.
The plot kept me engrossed right up to the end, which was especially appreciated as I read this book on a very long flight to Europe.
Mr. Pearson has a long way to go to get to Tom Clancy level in his detail and accuracy, but in many ways his character development is superior to Clancy's!
Bottom line: It's a good read, and a strong component of the overall series.
4.0 out of 5 stars better than average 4 April 2013
By steven middleton - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked the book very good reading, will read again in sometime and look forward to reading more of his work
5.0 out of 5 stars Pearson does it again. 3 Feb 2013
By Rocky Frisco - Published on Amazon.com
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I first encountered R. D. Pearson when I read "Donzerly Lights." When I had completed reading that novel, I went to Amazon and bought the Kindle editions of everything available from him. Now, I have completed them all and I eagerly await the next release. The list of writers I like this much is a very short one.
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