ABOUT THE FIFTH INTERNATIONALE: In December 1991 the Soviet Union dissolved, marking the end of the Eastern Bloc, and the Cold War.
The country fell apart, but what happened to the hundreds of thousands of men and women with such unique skills as spying?
If anything, the changing political scene was a stark reminder that a life of a spy is dependent on the whim of the policy. This is a universal truth, regardless of the political system that spies operate under. The only way for spies to survive the winds of change is to be stronger than any state, to outlive any political system. This was the basis for writing The Fifth Internationale - an organization of spies said to have been formed following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc.
Because a country may fall, but spying must go on...
AN APPEAL TO READERS
Readers and Writers form a symbiotic relationship -- without one there is not the other. By taking a moment to share your thoughts and comments you become part of the creative process. This process, from conception to creation can take years, and consume a writer emotionally, and physically, to the point where he or she cannot achieve the distance necessary to look at his/her work objectively (not to say that he/she ought to, certainly not in all circumstances). This is where a reader (not a publisher, mother, father, or a neighbor) comes in: Your comments are invaluable, indeed you may help to shape your favorite writer's next book(s) by participating in the discussion.
Read any of my books? Please share your thoughts and comments, but please do not stop at merely saying a book is good, or bad. Let me know: Why? What made it a good, or a bad read? Below are some sample questions I would love to hear from you, emailed directly to me, or published on any of your favorite sites: Kobo, Goodreads, Facebook, Amazon, etc. If you wish, as a thank you, I will include your name in a monthly draw for a free paperback of any of my novels of your choosing (only applies to comments submitted by email, so as to avoid collusion between online rating systems and reader reviews).
Sample comments sought from you, the Reader:
Was the book representative of the Genre you thought it belonged to?
Was the pacing appropriate for the genre, the plot, and the characters' plight?
Were the Characters / Story line believable?
Was the novel relevant to the state of the world?
Were you familiar with the topic tackled by the novel?
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Thank you, again, for taking the time from your busy schedule to share your thoughts -- They benefit both of us. Your comments make better writers, and better writers create better stories.
With best wishes for great reads. JK
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