Local author Tom Gauthier will be featured at a book signing for his latest novel, Force Three Rises, at Margie’s Book Nook in uptown Susanville this Saturday, April 11th from 1:00 to 3:00p.m. The latest novel is Gauthier’s 5th, and the fourth in his popular series of Amos Mead Adventures.
Gauthier, who began writing novels in 2008, and wife Marlene have recently established a publishing operation to produce the novels with full support of his regular publisher, Patriot Media, Inc., of Florida. Tom and Marlene’s ToMar Associates was conceived to produce work that fits outside of Patriot Media’s schedules and genres.
The Amos Mead Adventures began in 2009 with Code Name: ORION’S EYE and the introduction of the lead character, Amos Mead. Since then Mead has survived a plane crash, evaded enemies and slogged through the jungle in the WWII saga of MEAD’S TREK; and hunted worldwide for Nazi war criminals and survived assassinations in DIE LISTE: Revenge on the Black Sun.
According to the Gauthier, at the opening of the latest novel the Korean War is underway, the Americans fighting for their lives in the Pusan Perimeter. An aircraft flown by the CIA has crashed in Manchuria and two of its crew taken prisoner — but whether by the Communist Chinese or the Soviet KGB is not known.
One of the prisoners is a high level US government official. A Broken Arrow alert is called by the US Air Force at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa – an atomic bomb has been stolen.
The President of the United States has a private unit of ‘spies’ at his disposal. Operating outside of treaties and conventional channels, the President calls on them to unravel what is evolving into a deadly dance of the CIA, the KGB and the Red Chinese — and of a fourth, more sinister player, a cabal of mid-level Chinese and Russians who seek wealth and riches from manipulation of the combatants on the Korean Peninsula.
Amos Mead is sent to cross the lines and seek the truth, he’s been called on before, and the President trusts him to find out if governments are plotting, or individuals are seeking chaos with the kidnapping of an American official or with an atomic bomb.
All of Tom Gauthier’s novels are available from Amazon.com and Kindle. MEAD’S TREK is also available as an audio book on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.