I quickly read the book and reviewed it which you can read, HERE
And the synopisis:
"Logan Falcone had finally stopped reliving the events in Iraq when a phone call from Samantha forced him to leave his detached reality. A terrorist attack in Paris hinted at American involvement and she feared a cover-up. A second attack, this time in Chicago, starts to open a deceitful door into a terrorist cell. Logan uses his old connections, a group of recon marines, and as much assistance as Samantha can give without compromising her job with the FBI. Leads fall through their fingers and it appears there’s a leak in the government. In the end, it comes down to Logan’s intuitive training and ability to read people. Will Logan be able to tap into who he used to be? Or will his fears of another loss dictate his actions, causing even more attacks and American deaths?"
Sins of the Father. Check out this great cover!
You can read an exerpt from the book by clicking HERE
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1. Mike, It’s been about a year since I’ve read Debt of Fear, do you want to give us a refresher course on the plot before we read Sins of the Father?
Amir turned traitorous monster against his own country, 'Merica, then double crossed his handler Jenkins, murdering him and escaping the custody of the US government.
Meanwhile, Logan overcame some of his issues getting close to people as he solidified an old romance, but also nailed together a 4 man team, who will ultimately be tasked with hunting down Amir.
That's about as concise and spoiler free as I can make it.
2. For those of us with literary crushes on the protagonist, Logan Falcone, is there anything you want to tell us about him that we wouldn’t get from the books? Did you use a photograph for a reference? What does he look like in uniform?
I used no photograph. He's amorphic, taking on anyone's ideal soldier type. Fill in the blank with your imagination. That's who Logan Falcone is. A dreamy, mysterious hero. But have no fear. You get more of his dark and troublesome backstory in Sins of the Father. You'll love him even harder.*Sadie's note: Here's what Logan Falcone looks like (just pretend the flag is American. It's Tom Hardy in camo, who cares where's he's from, right?)
3. This book is in the Military Thriller genre and your previous release, The Beyond Experience, is Spiritual Sci-Fi (I made up that genre classification for you, by the way, you’re welcome) which do you enjoy writing more?
That genre actually exists so quit patting your own back now. But I appreciate the love. I don't want to nail myself down to a particular genre. Reason being, this is fun for me. A great story comes to mind and I want to write it. I refuse to write a military thriller, a sci-fi whatever, simply because that's where my reader base is. That leads to poor, watered down writing in my opinion. The most flattering thing I could ever imagine hearing, is that I turned someone on to a genre outside their norm, simply because they loved my writing and wanted to follow along.*Sadie's note: I never stop patting myself on the back.
4. Can you tell us more about your creative process? Anything unique to you? I’ve heard some weirdos get their best ideas while mowing the lawn. Isn’t that crazy? Where do you get your best ideas?
I actually get my best ideas mowing the lawn. I've heard the color green stimulates creative centers in the brain so maybe that has something to do with it. Going for walks has also helped me come to some of the exciting plotpoints and how they play out as well.
I think possibly the strangest thing I do is when I come up with a new idea. I don't write it down. That makes too much sense. I literally obsess over it for weeks, build the entire story in my mind, and when I finally want to scream because I can't stop, the story finishes itself. Then I write a brief outline, and usually, since I've rehursed it in my mind about a million times, I never forget the story.*Sadie's note: Mike is clearly a weirdo.
5. If Sins of the Father was an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Stupid question. But I'll answer. Moosetracks. Because it's got soft bits that pull you in emotionally, hard pieces which represent the crap the characters go through, the chocolate and caramel are the dirty deeds, and whatever. You get the point. There's a lot going on but somehow it's a symphony.*Sadie's note: It's actually a great question. Probably everybody's favorite.
6. Let’s say some readers have never read a Military Thriller, what would you tell those readers so that they would be compelled to make your books their first try?
Ever watched Borne? How about Black Hawk Down? Band of Brothers? Zero Dark Thirty? Well imagine fusing all that together, and crank it up to 10. You're halfway there.
Still not sure? I interviewed several combat helo and f18 pilots, special operations agents, navy SEALs and government agents overseas to ensure the plot was both accurate and relevant to today's world. You won't find anything as intense and accurate, whether on screen or print.
7. What do you love most about self publishing and sub question, what do you hate about it?
I have complete control. Nobody tells me what to do. The bad, everything else. The promotions, the cost, the time. I would really love an agent ha. That way I can just write and write and write.
8. Do you have any exciting projects that you’re working on for the future and can you tease us with some details on those? If you’re not currently working on anything, what the hell is your problem?
I'm always working. Woman please. I guess I can make it official here, to some degree at least. I'm working on a massive sci-fi series, told in three books with big plans for book 1 tentatively entitled The Aurora. The series is OMEGA. It will follow an AI Droid who's tasked with assisting in the saving of humanity. But, you'll have to wait to read about how or what happened...and I promise that story hasn't been told. It's scope is incredible and I've been interviewing an astrophysicist who's excited about the idea. So you know right there it's good.
9. I heard a rumor that you know someone named Lucas Gravy. Is that right? Gravy? He sounds weird. Tell me about him.
Oh I know him. Lucas Graeves. And he's a psychopath so watch out. Just misspelling his name drives him mad. He writes some dark stuff, horror, keep you up at night sort of things. He's creepy, but I love him. He told me in confidence he's publishing in 2018. But don't ask him directly. Go through me. He's touchy.
10. Lastly, why am I the coolest person you know?
Cause you ask the questions that nobody else will. And you shoot straight with me. I appreciate that very much. Thanks for the support Sadie. Now go sell me a million books.
Well, there you have it. If this interview hasn't convinced you to buy both of these books and get on the Logan Falcone fanclub train, I don't know if you're doing your life right.