Gerard de Marigny is the creator of the Amazon-Bestselling CRIS DE NIRO and ARCHANGEL action & adventure series.
Titles by Gerard de Marigny
CRIS DE NIRO:
Book 1 - THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM
Book 2 - SIGNS OF WAR
Book 3 - RISE TO THE CALL
Book 4 - PROJECT 111
Book 5 - NOTHING SO GLORIOUS
Book 6 - NEW DETROIT [coming soon]
Mission Log #1 - THE EAGLE'S PLUME
Mission Log #2 - RESCUE FROM SANA'A
Mission Log #3 - WHITE WIDOW [coming soon]
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Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I've been jotting down the stories in my head for as long as I can remember, but I'd say the first one I ever intended to publish was a novella-length Christian spec manuscript I wrote back when my first son Jared was born ... in 1999. I ended up re-writing it as a full-length novel in 2010, but utterly decided to shelve it. I intend to rework and release it at some point as a seven-book action & adventure saga.
The U.S Ambassador to Yemen calls on The Watchman Agency to evaluate security at the embassy in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. ARCHANGEL is dispatched. Scipio and a small team are disturbed by what they find. All they can do is file their report when they return home. That is, until terrorists attack before the team departs. Scipio and his team must prevent another nightmare like the one in Benghazi.
The President of South Korea asks Cris De Niro for help. A North Korean general may be plotting to launch a missile attack on the South in order to reignite the Korean War. The only way to know for sure is for a small covert team to cross into the corrupt country and investigate. Enemies must work together or war will be inevitable … a war that could drag the superpowers into it.
A former Taliban leader recently released from Pakistani captivity has returned to Afghanistan and may be plotting a major strike against a high-profile American target. The clock is ticking in this debut novella of the new ARCHANGEL series by the creator of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Counter-terrorism & Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO Thriller series, Gerard de Marigny
Cris De Niro and The Watchman Agency return to rescue one of their own and retrieve top-secret plans, code-named “Project 111,” outlining the placement of a nuclear bomb inside an Iranian missile.
At home ARCHANGEL intervenes when an old Korean War hero vows to avenge the death of his granddaughter at the hands of a ruthless gang leader.
Another spectacular action thriller from Gerard de Marigny
Iranian bio-terrorism, Russian espionage reaching into the White House, and the prospect of Iran emerging as a nuclear power are the threats. World War III could break out in the Middle East unless Cris De Niro & The Watchman Agency can Rise to the Call …
From author Gerard de Marigny, creator of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO thriller series!
Cris De Niro & The Watchman Agency return to deal with Somali pirates, an imminent threat from an Iranian/Venezuelan alliance and a Mexican drug cartel’s plot of immense proportions.
These are the SIGNS of WAR …
Cris De Niro worked his way up to the top of the hedge fund world. Yet all his money couldn't protect him from losing his wife on 9/11. He acquires a counter-terrorism agency, in order to transform it into The Watchman for the United States, but there's not a moment to lose.
It’s up to De Niro and his new team to protect America from a possible terrorist attack more catastrophic than 9/11.
I'm mostly a reader (and writer of thrillers) but I have always enjoyed good stories of fantasy.
The author, S.M. Carrière, is a friend of mine, though we've never met. I smile when I recall our first communication via a LinkedIn writing group ... S.M. scolded me on an opinion I shared. (grin)
She wasn't nasty, she was just strong with her convictions ... an unafraid to stand firm on her beliefs. S.M. has a very unique background and upbringing that allows her a very unique perspective and world view. To a Brooklyn-bred guy like me, I knew we'd be friends.
That aside, I'm not one to write many reviews. My personal feelings are that - I will only publish my thoughts on a book if I like it. If I don't like a work, I won't write a negative review. I simply won't write any review. There's enough negativity in the world. To me, a book with no reviews could be just as telling as one with a bunch of negative criticism.
With that said, since you're reading this, you can tell already that I enjoyed _The Dying god & other Stories_!
_The Dying god_ is a collection of the author's writings – some short stories, some poems but all laced with the author's voice. By reading them, one can enter her dreams. That is an admirable quality for any fiction author.
From the enchanting ride on a Roc in _Do You Believe_, to the mysterious, old-fashioned key in _Her Father's Eyes_, Carrière shows herself as a wonderful fantasy tale-spinner.
In _Lady of Shadow_, the author brings an entire island alive – it speaks its mind and it spoke to me. The story is dark yet the heroine Scatha brings brightness to it. She's portrayed as brave and vulnerable – believable character traits in fantasy tales make them all the more entertaining to me.
Probably my favorite quality about S.M. Carrière's writings is the way she weaves an underlying gentleness into even in her most terrifying storylines. That quality above all others, allows the reader to really see these fantasy worlds through her eyes, for I believe the gentleness is one of the author's strongest personal traits – a powerful quality, indeed and one that compels me to read on.
_For My Sister_ is a poem that shows the author's humorous side, yet another rare quality in fantasy authors nowadays. While _Imp_ showcases Carrière's eerie ability to write dialog between human an non-human characters that "feels" natural – which also makes it that much more spooky to this reader.
Real "girl-power" comes through in Carrière's two-part _The Taming of Man …_ (Parts 1 & 2). There's something about the way S.M. develops female characters that allows them to be strong but not butch – really tapping into the essence of the unique strengths of a female. That's very cool to me!
There are other fine pieces contained in this book, but my personal favorite remains the first one I ever read – which is the last story in this collection … and from where the book's title comes … _The Dying god_.
It's a touching story about a friendship forged between a young girl and a powerful, old being. It's brought to life by Carrière's artful literary painting of the story's settings. Though I read this story months ago, I'm still haunted by the being's house and the being's thunderous voice.
In the end, what touches me the most with all of S.M. Carrière's writings is how she brings gentleness to haunting tales, humor to sad ones and thoughtfulness that challenges the popular view.
Fantasy lovers and anyone else who would enjoy escaping into other fantastical times and other mysterious worlds … fill your belly with this collection of writings. It will leave you quite satisfied!