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Eric J. Gates

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Eric J. Gates has had a curious life filled with the stuff of thriller novels. Writing Operating Systems for Supercomputers, cracking cryptographic codes under extreme pressure using only paper and pen and teaching cyberwarfare to spies are just a few of the moments he’s willing to recall. He is an ex-International Consultant who has travelled extensively worldwide, speaks several languages, and has had articles and papers published in six different countries, as well as radio and TV spots. His specialty, Information Technology Security, has brought him into contact with the Military and Intelligence communities on numerous occasions. He is also an expert martial artist, holding 14 black belt degrees in distinct disciplines. He has taught h ...more

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Eric J. Gates Well... you could buy my Aspiring Writer book... ; - ) Seriously: there are a huge number of people out there who have been through all the hard times…moreWell... you could buy my Aspiring Writer book... ; - ) Seriously: there are a huge number of people out there who have been through all the hard times that the process has to offer and who have triumphed and realised their dream. Many are willing to share their experiences, so it's just a matter of asking.

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Bloodline (The Cull, #1)

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Bloodstone (The Cull, #2)

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Primed (Outsourced, #2)

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Blood Feud (The Cull, #3)

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Leaving Shadows

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Full Disclosure

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The CULL - Blood Demon (The...

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Facets (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 18, 2015 09:05AM
Description: Six short spy tales - one espionage thriller. In Africa, a legend is born. In the UK, a spy master weaves a web of deceit and betrayal. As the deadly chess game evolves, the innocents are always going to pay the price...
How NOT to be an ASPIRING Writer (Nonfiction)
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Outsourced (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: What's the most dangerous gift a fan could send to an author? And if that fan was a professional assassin? New York-based writer Nic Stiles receives a strange package in the mail. It's not long before he realises what it represents will change his life... with deadly consequences. Others want the package's contents too, including a high-tech Intelligence agency who will stop at nothing to obtain it. ...and the sender wants it back! The new fast-paced SUSPENSE THRILLER from Eric J. Gates will make YOU question your Destiny! http://authl.it/B00NNNCA7M?d
the Cull - Bloodstone (book 2) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: The continuation of 'the CULL - Bloodline'. Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the ‘new’ Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis reappears in an unforeseen twist in this the thrilling continuation of ‘the CULL - Bloodline’.
Leaving Shadows (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: The Head of British Intelligence is kidnapped. A ransom demanded. A private security company is tasked with his recovery. But nothing is as it seems... Opposing forces clash with deadly consequences as they race to control the most devastating weapon of mass destruction devised by Man! Deceit and betrayal against a backdrop of real events in the new nail-biting suspense thriller from Eric J. Gates.
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‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’, a true crime book by David P. Perlmutter, relates a first-person account of a litany of bad decisions made by the author immediately before and during a brief stay in Spain in the early nineties. It is a gritty tale, one wh ...more
Bloodline by Eric J. Gates
" I totally enjoyed my first work by Eric J Gates. I wasn't sure what to expect with a mystery and vampire story combined but they worked well together. There is a good character mix with the good, bad and ugly. You won't regret giving these books..." Read more of this review »
Bloodline by Eric J. Gates
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"“Am I going to have to stage an intervention?” asked my husband as I tore myself away from the book and hopped into the kitchen arms flapping talking about vampires, secret services and possibly never sleeping at night again.

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“Honey?…”

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“Relic”, Fiona Quinn’s second book in her ‘Uncommon Enemies’ series, a parallel series to her ‘Lynx’ books featuring another of the Iniquus private special operations teams, will keep you guessing from the very beginning. Satellite archeologist (yes, ...more
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When an author writes a successful series about a group of people, as in the case of Fiona Quinn’s Lynx books, they often leave readers with the desire to know more about the people and the world they create in those books. Author Quinn has decided t ...more
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Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center by Judith Lucci
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It’s post-Katrina in New Orleans and people everywhere are ramping up for Mardi Gras. A unique setting for this, the first of the Alex Destephano novels by Judith Lucci. If vibrant, multi-layered NOLA isn’t enough on its own, Lucci throws into the mi ...more
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Eric Gates Hi Rod.

Nice to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying the series. It started out as a birthday gift for my cousin's daughter but readers wanted more, so it grew from there. The final book in the series will be out at the end of the year, but in the meantime if you like the strong female characters in 'the CULL' series, take a look at 'Outsourced' and its sequel 'Primed'. Major Bridget Mason, a Defense Intelligence Agency agent, is gaining quite a following from readers.

Best wishes,
Eric


message 1: by Rod

Rod Hi Eric thanks for the accepting me as a friend
I am currently enjoying the 4 part Cull series
thanks for the top reads


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