Some savvy screenplay writer will inevitably snag the rights to this one. The comic relief is already built into the suspense-driven plot. The story is just the right size for a movie in an industry struggling to break-away from comic book heroes into the genuine article. (LEFT FOR DEAD AT NIJMEGEN) Reviewed By: Casey Quyn for MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW
GEOGRAPHIC TREACHERY, THE SHAH’S REVENGE. A new mystery-crime-thriller from Marcus A. Nannini. Book Two in a multi-book series in the tradition of Jack Higgins and Tom Clancy.
IRANIAN/AMERICANS hijack three heavily armed helicopters from a BIG ISLAND army base AND ATTACK the supercarrier U. S. S. Abraham Lincoln, HER FLIGHT DECK crammed WITH DIGNITARIES, as she participates in the December 7th Memorial Ceremonies while anchored in Pearl Harbor.
Link to further information: GEOGRAPHIC TREACHERY, The Shah’s Revenge. A Mystery-Crime Thriller – Marcus A. Nannini, Multi Award-Winning Author (chameleonsthebook.com)
NINE MEN DOWN, THE SECRET INVASION OF OAHU
AN INTERNATIONAL THRILLERS WRITERS (ITW) “BEST THRILLER AWARD.”
WHEN THE SON OF A SAMURAI FACES A BRUTAL REALITY, HE IS FORCED TO ADOPT THE BATTLEFIELD OF ANOTHER AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO A NEW MASTER, BUT DECADES LATER, THE DECISION RETURNS TO HAUNT HIM WHEN HE COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH LIFE-THREATENING CONSEQUENCES.
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FILM TITLE: DINNER WITH HIMMLER a/k/a LEFT FOR DEAD AT NIJMEGEN
Gene quit high school to join the 82nd Airborne only to find himself wedged between machine gun-toting “SS” fanatics while being interrogated by the notorious Nazi, Heinrich Himmler.
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DINNER WITH HIMMLER IN THE DUNGEON OF AN ANCIENT CASTLE THE FIRST NIGHT OF OPERATION MARKET GARDEN. THINGS QUICKLY WENT DOWNHILL FOR GENE METCALFE.
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EXCITING WORLD WAR II ACTION, ROMANCE, THRILLS, DISASTERS AND FINDING GOD.
Escaping life in the Pennsylvania coal mines meant going up against Hitler’s Luftwaffe 27 times, unarmed.
A roller-coaster ride of emotions, from gathering coal in an abandoned mine to heat the family home, becoming the youngest flight instructor in the USAAF, landing in a cow pasture behind enemy lines in the dead-of-night to sweep up the Nazi who put Hitler into power, facing “SS” counter-attacks and staring down the barrel of a Mark IV Panzer.
MIDNIGHT FLIGHT TO NUREMBERG, The Secret Mission to Snatch the Man who put Adolph Hitler into Power.
In the opening scene 1st Lieutenant Harry Watson flies through rain and fog, seeking to resupply a desperate platoon of Patton’s tanks that ran out of fuel. Upon landing, he finds himself within hailing distance of an armored regiment of the Wehrmacht desperate to break-out and return to their lines. Following a close encounter with German tanks, Harry manages to escape to his base in England after successfully resupplying the tanks.
Chapter Two finds 10-year-old Harry being pushed through a tight opening in an abandoned coal mine by his mother so he might gather enough coal to take the family through the pending 1932 Christmas Holiday. The flashback continues as the story tracks his life through flight training, during which he becomes the youngest flight instructor on the base and into the European Theater of Operations, but not before he turns down a nomination to West Point.
Upon his arrival in England, he immediately displays his keen navigational skills along with his penchant for taking chances, a trait that will earn him several hair-raising missions. A midnight flight behind enemy lines falls to Harry, the only pilot his Squadron Commander believes can do the job. There’s nothing to prevent you from negotiating an option today.
Nannini models his Mystery/Thriller series after Jack Higgin’s wildly successful Sean Dillon saga. The first novel is a well-researched piece of creative nonfiction, similar to Jack Higgins’s The Eagle Has Landed and thoroughly blurs the line between reality and fantasy.
FILM TITLE: VIGOROUS BRUTALITY
An international incident on the Big Island of Hawaii leads a crack U. S. Navy investigative team in the wrong direction as plans to sink a passenger liner proceed full speed ahead.
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The American Revolutionary War was raging when Captain Cook’s little flotilla visited the Big Island of Hawaii. The circumstances of his unfortunate death set the stage for an international incident at the site of Captain Cook’s Monument in present-day Hawaii.
The Aussie, a vigorously brutal enforcer first introduced in Nine Men Down, dominates the opening scene. Two murders, in quick succession, broadcast to the Navy Team an old adversary has returned and serves as an invitation to come after him. One of the victims is an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, which draws a crusty Australian Admiral into the scene and lends further insight into the Aussie’s background.
Though the body of the Australian officer is discovered on the Big Island, it’s on land considered to be the sovereign soil of the United Kingdom. The Australian Navy refuses to grant the Hawaii County police access to the scene, nor can the Australians remove the body because local police have brought in several patrol boats to block them. Neither side will budge, until the arrival of Admiral Reardon, a long time friend of the Australian Admiral and Dr. ASUKA Fuchida, the local Coroner.
Eventually, the Navy Team, with some fresh additions, joins with Dr. Fuchida and the Australian Admiral in a multi-island search for the Aussie. Unbeknownst to them, the Aussie is merely a diversion; the subversives from Geographic Treachery are as dangerous as ever and they’ve hatched a plot to torpedo a passenger liner when she’s still many hours from her destination, Hilo.
Ensign Milani Parisi rejoins the Team after recuperating from injuries sustained in Geographic Treachery; she’s a traitor continuing to elude detection. Parisi cleverly steers Reardon to what he believes is a rendezvous with an informant, only to discover he’s been set up. The wounds Parisi suffers in the ensuing gunfight in which Reardon is killed, continue to shield her from discovery.
Commander Pastwa and his Team investigate each murder, hunting down the perpetrators, most of whom don’t go down without a fight. But the Aussie proves elusive; where could he have disappeared?
A series of surprise twists lead to the discovery of the plot to sink the passenger liner, though not necessarily in time. With the Team’s attention diverted to the imperiled passenger liner, the Aussie slips away and finds Clarke and Fuchida in the telescopic sight of his sniper rifle.
Vigorous Brutality is projected to be 105,000 words and is presently about six months from completion.
RUNNING FROM THE GESTAPO
Trapped by the German Blitzkrieg of Holland, a 15-year-old boy begins five DESPARATE years on the run from the Gestapo.
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