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BrassFerret Book Works, May 30, 2020 - Fiction - 450 pages
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A trail of terrorist attacks is littered with explosive danger.

A powerful explosion leaves an American city devastated and the Middle-East Peace Summit dead in its tracks. As the Terrorism Task Force struggles to find leads and identify suspects, they become targets themselves.

Who is responsible and can they be stopped? Chris Townsend and Zoe Aston are thrown together to track down the terrorists, led by a shadowy man of mystery. Can they find him before more terror strikes without becoming victims themselves? This case will test them to the limit as they discover there is more to this partnership than just the clues.

The investigation and action follow a trail from America to Russia, the Middle-East and Africa. Will the mysteries be uncovered in time to stop more attacks? Bodies pile up and this investigation gets all too personal for the Terrorism Task Force.

Come join the action!

What K.C. Finn has to say: “I would highly recommend Abruption for readers seeking a great balance of slow-burning thriller mystery and high-octane action.”


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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Abruption is a work of fiction in the action, contemporary thriller, and terrorism sub-genres, and it is the first novel in the Broken Gladiator Series
penned by author Thom Gordon. Written for adult reading audiences, the work does contain the use of explicit language, graphic violence appropriate to the premise, and some sexual situations. Our intrepid protagonists are Chris Townsend and Zoe Aston, thrown together in the wake of a terrifying attack that not only collapses an American city but also the peace talks surrounding it in the wider world. As the clock ticks down and the investigation deepens, Chris and Zoe will discover there’s so much more than meets the eye in this international action-packed thriller.
Author Thom Gordon has crafted a truly suspenseful work that will be sure to give terrorist thriller fans everything they could possibly want from their reading experience. With a great plotline in the big picture that follows international politics and the impact of terror on the wider world, the novel also blends the individual stories of our dual protagonists together, giving a face to the investigation. I liked the variation in settings as new vistas come and go during the investigation, which kept the threads of the mystery fresh and intriguing as different clues appeared. The dialogue too was very well crafted to bring exposition about in a lively way and move the plot on without slowing the pace. Overall, I would highly recommend Abruption for readers seeking a great balance of slow-burning thriller mystery and high octane action.


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About the author (2020)

Thom Gordon is a contradiction. As a technophile, engineer and computer specialist, he used his expertise to advance the capabilities of resource companies in Canada, Texas and the Middle East. His passion has also been to create, improve and restore many of the clever gadgets and gizmos that make life on this planet bearable.

As a dreamer and the owner of a rather wild imagination, he has long sought a means to inspire and encourage others. Using the least of his skills, namely writing, he aspires to transcend time and space to leave the remnants of his thoughts as rich fertilizer for other ebullient minds. Or perhaps, in layman’s terms, simply to give those who may be overwhelmed with boredom some harmless lunacy to occupy their time rather than having them try and, ultimately, fail to accomplish, through their own endeavors, any manner of noble mortal benefit.

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