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Follow Adventures of a Former Foreign Service Officer in Frederic Mabbatt’s New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family” by Frederic Mabbatt.

A retired senior Foreign Service officer shares stories of his adventures during the Cold War – sometimes funny, sometimes dangerous – in the service of his country in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

After spending more than 20 years as a Foreign Service officer, Frederic Mabbatt has seen it all. In this new book, “Tony,” as he’s known to his family and friends, relays some of the experiences he and his young family had during their time abroad. From escaping an enraged mob during riots in the Sudan to enjoying the samba in Rio and visiting the lush gardens of Bali, Mabbatt experienced joy, fear and satisfaction in his career during the era of Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union.

“On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family” tells of Mabbatt’s work with public affairs programs designed to promote democracy and a free market economy as positive alternatives to Communism. He and his wife, Jean, were married and got on the road right away so Tony could be sworn in as a Foreign Service information officer in Washington, D.C. While waiting for his first posting, he and the staff rally in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, reinforcing his enthusiasm for the job. His family is with him from the start, as Jean and 5-week-old Patricia accompany him to Khartoum in the Sudan.

This engrossing look at Foreign Service protocol and the unforgettable events that took place during Mabbatt’s service includes tips for visiting Muslim countries and descriptions of building goodwill to the United States in countries that viewed Americans in a favorable light. This insider’s look at the Foreign Service and postings around the world paints a clear picture of the importance of representing democracy at its best. A special supplement provides Mabbatt’s opinions on contemporary foreign policies.

Author Frederic Mabbatt, who once served in Jordan, the Sudan, Brazil, Tanzania, Indonesia and the Netherlands, now lives with his wife, Jean, in Sun Valley, where he lectures and writes about foreign policy issues. Mabbatt served in the Marine Corps and worked for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and the San Diego Zoo before joining the Foreign Service in 1963. He studied at the University of Alaska and is a graduate of the University of San Diego and studied international relations at San Diego State University.

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For additional information, please visit www.fmabbattdiplomat.com

On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family

Frederic Mabbatt

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2362-5                        160 pages                        $12.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Historical Novel by David Huntley Captivating Tale of Post WWII Espionage

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Death Watch Beetle” by David E. Huntley.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing is a thriller set during the Cold War, featuring a young man who finds himself deep in trouble when he accidentally finds a secret message hidden in a hymnal.  Donald Harvey travels internationally as he seeks to determine the meaning behind an encryption that could put his life and the lives of those he knows and loves in danger. 

Donald Harvey is happily occupied as an employee at Trandect Engineering Ltd. in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Donald, the star of this new novel, entertains himself with his sweetheart, a young Polish immigrant named Alijca, and he skirts the edges of danger with a lucrative black market business. His idyll, however, comes to a sharp halt when Donald unwittingly involves himself in international espionage. Some misplaced apple juice uncovers invisible ink on a stray piece of paper in a hymnal, and Donald quite naturally becomes curious. The strange series of letters is clearly a code, and Donald takes it to a cryptographer friend.

The cryptographer, Roger, is intrigued, and takes it to his contacts at MI6. The agency and their American counterparts in the Air Force brief Donald, and they bring him into their plans to apprehend a Nazi war criminal responsible for the death of thousands, as well as heading up Hitler’s super weapons projects.

 Can Donald uphold his end of the task and bring the notorious criminal to justice? Can he maintain his life as he does it, including his burgeoning romance with the beautiful Alijca, who has her own history of suffering at the hands of Russian and Nazi occupation forces?

“Death Watch Beetle” is an engaging story, creating an authentic narrative. Filled with action, adventure and romance, author David Huntley’s novel becomes an intriguing puzzle for amateur cryptographers and fiction fans alike. Huntley, a survivor of the London Blitz in WWII, now a semi-retired international businessman, lives in Texas with his French wife, Sophie, herself a survivor of Nazi occupation. Huntley has tremendous respect and admiration for the soldiers and sailors of the U.S. and Allied Armed Forces who “helped save Europe from tyranny,”  and has dedicated this book to WWII veterans. Many of their names & service are recorded for posterity in the books’ final pages.

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For additional information, please visit www.deathbeetle.com.

Death Watch Beetle

David E. Huntley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2373-1                        312 pages                        $16.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Artemus Newton Forges Unlikely Alliance in New Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

A retired Army man finds the Cold War is not so cold after all when he and a friend run across some old enemies in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Artemus Newton finds himself embroiled in another unexpected adventure. This new thriller opens with a window into the past – a time when the Cold War was in full force and a young Central Intelligence Agency field officer named Bill Hennick is gathering information in 1948 in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He narrowly escapes with that top-secret information. Fast-forward 65 years, and Hennick’s possessions have gone to his new friend, Artemus Newton, including detailed memoirs of missions for the OSS and CIA and mention of an Operation SCOUNDREL. When a hired assassin who once tried to kill Artemus Newton is freed from prison, wheels are set in motion for another chance for Newton to serve his country.

“Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller,” the third novel featuring Artemus Newton, finds him still carrying a torch for the beautiful Alexis Lee, a clandestine field officer for the CIA who is practically engaged to her boss. Members of a secret organization seeking power have not forgotten that Newton and Alexis foiled their plans last year and still plan to seek revenge. Soon, Artemus finds himself battling hired killers, criminals and enemy agents, but he’s got some unexpected allies. The only thing that can save him and the country from the latest political plot are some of the very same people Hennick fought against during the Cold War. Will Artemus Newton and his allies be able to foil the plot or will the country fall to an organization intent on world domination?

Author Roger Blakely Jr. has spent more than 30 years in the military. Blakely is an Army chief warrant officer assigned to the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wis. He served six months at an Army airfield in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and received a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the desert. Blakely’s Army career includes service in Germany, Illinois, Kansas and Alabama. Blakely also wrote “The Night of the Plesiosaurs,” a thriller featuring adventure seeker Matt Chase. Artemus Newton also stars in the novels “Chief” and “Arena.”

Contact the author at rogerblakely@hotmail.com.

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For additional information, please visit www.TheArtemusNewtonThrillers.com.

Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller

Roger Blakely Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2027-3                        256 pages                        $14.39 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Small Town and its Secrets Offer Lessons in Life in New Book by Dale Glenn

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Purcell Station: A Novel” by Dale Glenn.

A boy comes of age in a small Indiana town that has its own way of doing things, sometimes outside the law, in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Twelve-year-old Garrett Gentry has no idea what he is about to find when he steps off a train to spend the summer in Purcell Station, Indiana.  In this coming-of-age story set in the Cold War summer of l952, Garrett discovers his family legacy in a town rich, not in material wealth, but in character and characters.  Then one day he stumbles onto something he wasn’t supposed to see.  That’s when he realizes Purcell Station has some secrets to share.

Staying with his grandparents, Garrett meets Jimmy, a seventeen-year-old neighbor who has a bootleg radio station in a shack in his back yard, and Skipper, a pretty, fifteen-year-old tomboy from the town’s most prominent family.  Together, they immerse Garrett into the rich, patriotic culture of Purcell Station, characterized by parades, trains, baseball games, swimming in the river, sodas at the drugstore, free shows on Saturday night, hard work in the melon fields, and the perpetual softball game on a vacant lot on Main Street.

Then things begin to happen. A dark side of the town appears. The town bully and his lawless cousins terrorize the town’s slow-witted whipping boy; a mysterious stranger keeps appearing and disappearing; and a kidnapping and tragic accident shock the town. When Garrett and Skipper stumble across a secret hideout, they can’t resist the temptation to find out more.  Is something sinister going on? The pursuit of the answer takes them on a frightening midnight search for clues.

Dale Glenn was born in Knox County, Indiana, where his family roots go back to the 1880s, and where this novel takes place.  A graduate of Indiana University, he began his career as an English teacher at Speedway High School in Indianapolis, then became assistant principal and basketball coach at Huntingburg High School.  Since then he has served as a middle school principal in Bloomington and as an adjunct professor at Indiana University. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Bloomington.

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For additional information, please visit www.PurcellStation.com.

Purcell Station: A Novel

Dale Glenn

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1968-0                 312 pages                $17.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.