Set in 1938 against the backdrop of the growing war threat in Europe, FINAL MISSION: ZION is a sweeping saga centering around the rescue of Jewish children fleeing the growing menace of the Third Reich. Read more and buy it HERE.
(Reprinted with permission of Schweizer Finanzzeitung)
Geneva, Switzerland - In an unprecedented move, a group of antagonists from author Chuck Driskell’s novels have teamed together to generate a plea to the publishing universe in the form of a letter. Numerous sources claim the primary author is Andreas Konstantinou, a terrorist financier previously believed to be dead after a 1994 Tel Aviv bombing. Despite the flowery villain-language of the letter, the prose is impressive considering Konstantinou is Cypriot by birth and learned English while at university.
Other unconfirmed reports indicate an intense conflict took place during the crafting of the letter, as several narcissistic antagonists were reportedly upset at their lack of inclusion in the letter’s content. Though no loss of life was reported, gunshots and cursing were heard coming from the antagonists’ lair in Geneva’s Pâquis area, known for its lively red light district.
When reached for comment about the letter, Chuck Driskell expressed concern and warned that none of the antagonists should be trusted. He singled out Rebekka Gräfin from Lahn’s Edge as the villain most likely to lure in unsuspecting victims. “She’s a genius. She’s dazzling. She’s aggressive. She’s unscrupulous and uses sex as a weapon. She’d make a fine American politician.”
Driskell denied associating with people similar to his antagonists, despite numerous reports to the contrary. “I refuse to admit that I run around with that type of person,” he said. “But even if I did, who could blame an author for simply trying to add a thread of authenticity to his works by spending time with unsavory people?"
The author continued to defend his alleged actions. "Flawed characters come in all shapes and forms. I remember attending a formal event in New York City where I sat at a table with a mixed crowd of a dozen professionals. Tuxedos. Sequined gowns. True blue bloods. And even among that crowd, you wouldn't believe the debauchery and treachery I witnessed.”
When pressed about the event in question, Driskell eventually confirmed it was the literary event Thrillerfest. He was seated with a group of authors, agents and editors from the publishing community.
The letter from the Driskell antagonists first appeared in the March 20th issue of Publishers Weekly and can be viewed at the following LINK.
Set on the Spanish island of Mallorca, The 17th State follows Roman Littlepage, an "everyman", as he navigates between ruthless killers and skeptical, bureaucratic authorities. Laced with humor, chills and adult themes, Chuck channels Hitchcock in his latest page-a-minute offering, available in e-book and paperback at this LINK.
Menace, the 5th Gage Hartline thriller, is now on sale. In this edition, Gage Hartline runs afoul of a 40-man security force while on a small island used for sex trafficking. Though Gage has the advantage of superior training and guerrilla warfare, even he can only hold out so long. Buy the ebook or paperback today on Amazon, available HERE.
The Diaries, the first in the Gage Hartline series, placed 3rd in overall fiction and won the Thriller category in this year's IRDA awards put on by IndieReader.
Read all about the award, and the book, HERE.
Set in 1952, SEVEN YEARS DEAD follows Tommy Whiteside as he travels back to Germany to seek revenge against the SS who slaughtered his unit during World War II. Esteemed WW2 author describes it as "Riveting with a powerful message."
In this fourth Gage Hartline installment, a wealthy Ukrainian oil heiress hires Gage to protect her from her family who are bent on killing her.
Kirkus Reviews says, "Driskell's narrative is crisp with innovation."
Follow Gage to South America as he accepts a job to infiltrate a Peruvian drug lord’s private army.
Hooray! For those readers who prefer paper, each of Chuck’s books are now available in paperback. Buy them, read them , pass them on to your friends (or…in the event you don’t like the book…your enemies!)
Chuck’s books can be found HERE.