THE NOVEL BEFORE THE NEWS. UNREST IN CAIRO, THE RISE OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, A POTUS WITH A MYSTERIOUS BACKGROUND, A ROGUE CIA AGENT WITH KNOWLEDGE OF HIS DEADLY SECRET:
"Hamilton delivers a taut political thriller that moves with speed and agility. A fast-paced thriller with an imaginative premise." Kirkus Indie Reviews
"Agent of Influence is an action-packed mystery/thriller that is certain to entertain." City Book Reviews
"Crackling with insights and rife with adventure." Chuck Morse; talk radio host, former candidate for the US Congress, and author of The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism.
"This is one roller coaster ride you won't want to get off."
-Foreword Clarion Reviews
"I enjoyed this book as much as any Tom Clancy/Vince Flynn/Dan Brown/Ian Fleming novel."
- Amazon Review
"Hamilton has written as tightly plotted an international spy story as you are going to find in this genre... If you are into Muslim conspiracy theories, this is a particularly timely book."
- MK Turner, Bookreview.com
Thanks for the strong response to the freebie kindle! AOI got as high as #3 on the free kindle list for the week of 7/1 to 7/5. Over 33,000 downloads! Thanks for the continuing sales and positive reviews.
KINDLE VERSION AVAILABLE FOR 3.99
The sequel to Agent of Influence finally has a working title. One Single Warrior will be available on 11/1 and maybe sooner if I feel like it. (One of the perks of self-publishing) For a sneak peek of the cover check out the photo section of my Facebook page. (When I get my butt in gear it will be on the website)
What is Russell currently reading ?
Non-fiction - The Spy That Got Away by David Wise- The true story of the only CIA agent to defect to the good old USSR. Less than 100 pages in but interesting so far. The CIA of the 1980s and the espionage battles against the USSR used to seem worlds away were it not for Putin trying to bring back those glory days.
Fiction-The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane-Mr. Crane did a lot of research to study what it was like to be a young soldier during the Civil War. The research shows clearly in this old but always timeless novel.
"The gruesome killing of a prize racehorse in Kentucky in 1973; the murder of two tourists on a Las Vegas roller coaster decades later; the naturalization of Nevada Senator Zach Hardin, whose Egyptian childhood is a closed book: Seemingly random events pile up in this thriller faster than potato chips pouring out of a bag, and before long, the bad guys are in position to deal the US a blow from which it might never recover."
Click here to read the entire review by Foreword Reviews.
Click here to listen to Russ discuss his novel on the Cindi Sullivan show on 84 WHAS.
7/18/14-One Single Warrior is currently in the hands of an editor. The cover can be seen on my blog. The novel is slated for an 11/1/14 release date. It will be available on Kindle for 3.99 and as a full size paperback for 8.99.
7/15/13- A first draft of a sequel to Agent of Influence is complete. I have just started a 2nd draft as I continue to do research for it as well.
6/15/12 - On 6/13 Russell appeared in the Wall Street Journal's editorial section in Letters to the Editor. Read his commentary regarding the differences between interrogating terrorists and targeting them with drones. For the more politically incorrect version check out his blog on the subject as well.
Not sure if you are ready to commit to a new author? Check out The Wet Job and Tropical Heat . A collection of short stories that bridge the gap with Agent of Influence. Available exclusively on kindle for just $0.99. In The Wet Job follow CIA agent Anna Starks as she takes on one of her first assignments involving what the former KGB would have called "wet work" or a "wet job". In the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean a group of rich Europeans are enjoying an adrenaline packed vacation as they cage dive with great white sharks. But something else is stalking the vacationers; the cold hand of revenge.
In The Escape, follow two Nazi SS officers as they struggle to survive the death throes of the Third Reich at the end of WWII.
In A New Beginning, follow the teenage daughter of the American ambassador as she tries to navigate her family's past in the ancient Egyptian city of Cairo while coming to grips with her pending move to the United States.
Tropical Heat takes you back in time to pre-Castro Cuba in the early 1950s as the Mob, corrupt government officials, and American tourists all enjoy the tropical island, casinos, and beaches. An Egyptian spy has made his way to the island as well and is looking to lay the foundation for his own secretive plans.
"A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Hamilton holds a business degree and has worked mostly in the financial industry. His favorite reading material is espionage and world history, particularly twentieth-century nonfiction. With sixteen years invested in the reading of real-life espionage stories and historical non-fiction of the twentieth century, Hamilton might as well have a PhD. in thrills."