Well, I’ve been working on the cover for my new project. It’s a short story, the first in a series about a mercenary’s career through the 1970’s and 1980’s. The first issue is about the protagonists beginnings in MACV-SOG towards the end of the Vietnam war. I am still conflicted about some of the subtleties of the colors and backgrounds for the cover. What do you think?
Well, I’ve taken the novel through the first edit, added some needed scenes, subtracted some redundant useless crap, and formatted it into a manuscript. Now it’s off the the proof reader. If anyone has any interest in beta-reading the book before it’s published please feel free to contact me. I’m always interested in outside opinions, the more the better. I don’t discriminate, I value the opinion of a ex-Army Colonel right alongside a stay at home mom. This isn’t intended to be an elitist military only novel.
In the mean time, I will continue tweaking the novel before I do the final revision when the proof reader and any beta-readers give me their comments. I will be re-doing large portions of this blog as well, and maybe doing an actual website for the book as opposed to just a blog site.
Thanks again to any readers out there!
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Deckard punched a button on the keyboard and another video popped up. This one showed the CEO on the phone in his office. Overlaid on the video was the voice on the other end of the phone, taken from a separate tap on the line. The voice was unmistakeable, it belonged to the president of Kazakhstan.
They were talking about liquidating the Kazakh national bank and turning the reigns over to shareholders in the United States.
“I’ve got it all Kareem,” Deckard said pausing the video. “Hard evidence. Government collusion with Samruk’s corporate leaders to assassinate bankers and journalists who are not on board with your program. Selling Kazakh mineral wealth to European nations dirt cheap in exchange for kickbacks. Funny money Washington Consensus loans with the IMF. Plans to eliminate ethnic minorities so you can build a new oil pipeline. I’ve got it all.”
The Ministry of Justice official looked like he was about the be ill.