Thom Tate


Emerging writer in the Spy/Military Thriller space. I have created a short story series called "Covert World" It's a series of novellas about the various missions my main character, Blake MacKay, has been on. He works for the CIA under the Office of Clandestine Affairs.

If you like novels by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and the like, then I think you'll enjoy these. They are short, easy reads, but are packed with action. They do get longer as the series progresses, and to be honest, so does the writing. For example, "Czechmate" is about 8,000 words and "Intercept", my fourth book to be published in March 2014, is 24,000 words.

The books, in order, are; "CzechMate", "Meltdown", "The 4th Strike", "Intercept" (avail. now on Amazon. Coming to Smashwords in Mid June), "Red Storm" (avail. Late Summer 2014 on Amazon). I will be combining all five stories into a single collection this Fall.

I have completed a full novel called "Spear Garden", however, I wrote it two years ago and my writing style has changed and improved greatly, so I am going to spend this year rewriting it. I am hoping that the success of my Covert World series will help me to get "Spear Garden" published the traditional manner by getting a literary agent and a conventional publisher.

I am currently an independent author and publish my own works exclusively in eBook format. I do my own marketing by using Facebook, Twitter and independent author sites. Any help that I can get is sincerely appreciated. If you've read any of my books and you enjoyed them, please write a review on the site that you've purchased them from. This helps me in more ways than you can imagine.

Thank you for your support.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm finishing up the edits to my forth book in my "Covert World" series. It's called "Intercept" and I think it's the best one yet. I am about a third finished with the fifth book. I've entitled it "Red Storm"
Who are your favorite authors?
Vince Flynn and Brad Thor
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Where to find Thom Tate online


Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Blake must intercept a high value target before a a terrorist cell and a former ally get to him first.
The 4th Strike
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Blake and Seal Team 5 are sent on a deadly cat and mouse game hundreds of feet below the icy North Pacific, as they chase a team of North Korean Commandos that attacked the Loran Station on Attu Island in Alaska and stole a Nuclear Warhead that wasn't supposed to exist.
Series: Covert World, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
While tracking down a missing nuclear Physicist,Dimitri Evanko, Blake uncovers a devistating plan by the Islamic Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah. When a plan to rescue Evanko and his family backfires, the terrorists fast forward their destructive plan of terror. In the shadows of an impending disaster, Blake finds himself and Dimitri in a race against time with the lives of thousands on the line.
Series: Covert World, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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Covert World: The Short Stories: Book One. Agent Blake MacKay deviates from his normal clandestine duties and takes on the role of assassin. He is ordered by the President to eliminate a drug dealer as a personal favor to the U.S. Ambassador to Czech Republic after the Ambassador finds that his 19 year old daughter has become a participant in the darker aspects within the clubs in Prague.

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