Thom Tate


Emerging writer in the Spy/Military Thriller space. I have created a novella series called "Covert World" It's a series of novellas about the various missions of CIA Black Ops Agent, Blake MacKay.

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. For example, "Czechmate" is about 8,000 words and "Red Storm", my fifth book, is just over 32,000 words.

The books, in order, are; "CzechMate", "Meltdown", "The 4th Strike", "Intercept" and "Red Storm" (avail. now on Amazon). I will be combining all five stories into a single collection early 2015.

I have completed a full novel called "Spear Garden", and am in the process of going through final edits before sending it off to my editor. I am hoping that the success of my Covert World series will help me to get "Spear Garden" published the traditional manner through literary agent and 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 will start my second full-length novel in my Blake MacKay series.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Unfortunately, I don't get to write as often as I'd like. I'm a full-time Sales Engineer for a software company. Add to the fact that I'm married with two young girls, coach and play lacrosse, I don't get much free time to write.
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Where to find Thom Tate online


Covert World
Price: $0.99 USD.
Price: $0.99 USD.


Spear Garden
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A coup is brewing inside Europe’s last dictatorship. CIA top covert operative, Blake MacKay has to stop it or thousands will die. A traitor is trying to stop him. Go from Cuba to Belarus in this twisting spy thriller
Red Storm
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 30,830. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Tsunamis have destroyed power plants around the world. A missing agent holds the key.Sofia Kuzma, a young scientist, was recruited to work for Nikoli Petrovich, the man that is causing these disasters. Agent Blake MacKay is sent to get the information she has stolen after she escaped Petrovich's henchmen. An attack on the safe house has Blake and Sofia team up to defeat this madman.
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Being in the sights of a former ally was the last thing Black Ops Agent, Blake MacKay expected, but that’s just where he landed. Blake must intercept a high value target before 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. Categories: 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. Categories: 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: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: 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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