Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Malacca Conspiracy

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Malacca Conspiracy
Author: Don Brown
Genre: Christian fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: September 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the




Christian Fiction Blog Alliance




is introducing




Malacca Conspiracy
Zondervan (June 4, 2010)




by
Don Brown






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



DON BROWN, a former U.S. Navy JAG Officer, is the author of Zondervan’s riveting NAVY JUSTICE SERIES. a dynamic storyline chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer ZACK BREWER. In 2003, Don began writing Treason, his first novel in the NAVY JUSTICE SERIES.



Paying no homage to political correctness, DON BROWN’S writing style is described as “gripping,” casting an entertaining and educational spin on a wide-range of current issues, from radical Islamic infiltration of the military, to the explosive issue of gays in the military, to the modern day issues of presidential politics in the early 21st Century.



In November of 2009, four years after it was released, and in the wake of Fort Hood, TREASON rocketed to the top-selling in the nation on the Amazon.com bestseller list for fiction, and remained there for over a week. On Thanksgiving Day of 2009, all four of Don’s novels were ranked in the top 5 on the Amazon bestseller list for fiction!



DON BROWN graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1982, and after finishing law school, continued his post-graduate studies through the Naval War College, earning the Navy’s nonresident certificate in International Law.



During his five years on active duty in the Navy, Don served in the Pentagon, was published in the Naval Law Review, and was also a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.



ABOUT THE BOOK



A rogue Indonesian general and his army of terrorists attack oil tankers in the Strait of Malacca in order to profit from oil futures and buy nuclear weapons to establish an Islamic superpower.



Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian race against the odds and a 24-hour deadline before nuclear attacks hit the United States. Departing from the sea of books barely better than soap opera romance and using the frantic pacing of suspense fiction, Brown glides flawlessly among global hotspots of terrorism--including the United States--and the book's principal settings in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.



The President of the United States orders ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malacca Straits to reassert control over the sea lanes, but with time quickly ticking away, will they arrive in time for Zack and Diane to survive this dangerous and final high-stakes drama of life and death?

And if you would like to read the first chapter of Malacca Conspiracy, go HERE.

What I Liked:  I always love stuff with an international flavor, which this has for sure.  And I enjoyed the development of the main characters - heroic and still real.  Once I got into it, this was definitely a fast-paced page-turner.

By the way, as a Christian, I didn't find a whole lot of Christian content in this book; yet many critics say it pushes Christianity.  If it does, it is from a global overview rather than a personal relationship perspective...

What I Didn't Like:  I'm not particularly into the latest conspiracy theories and politics, so I admit I had a hard time getting into this one.  It didn't help that I started reading it as an electronic version on my iPod touch - which I love, but nothing beats print!  It did pick up for me eventually, but I kind of waded through the first several chapters (which swapped scenes numerous times) without entirely following the story...

53 comments:

Linda said...

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