Matt Fulton

more photos (1)

Mark Gr...
69 books | 379 friends

Todd Si...
1,895 books | 118 friends

Leif Magne
296 books | 18 friends

Samuel
1,353 books | 321 friends

Andrew ...
1,154 books | 1,003 friends

Matthew
50 books | 26 friends

Sean Pe...
2,689 books | 3,268 friends

Jason H...
116 books | 2,711 friends

More friends…

Matt Fulton

Goodreads Author


Born
in Browns Mills, NJ, The United States
December 15, 1989

Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
April 2013

URL


Matt Fulton is an independent writer who has spent half of his life working on the Active Measures trilogy. At twelve, he found inspiration in the stories of John le Carré, Graham Greene and Tom Clancy and began slowly developing the key characters that eventually found their way into his own novel. He later attended college in Washington, DC, studying foreign policy and interning with Congress and the British Parliament. Before what would have been his senior year, he decided to drop everything and realize the story that was brewing in his mind for over a decade. He lives in New Jersey.

To ask Matt Fulton questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Matt Fulton Thanks for the question. That little company first came about primarily through necessity. I wanted Kazanoff to have his own men independent of…moreThanks for the question. That little company first came about primarily through necessity. I wanted Kazanoff to have his own men independent of al-Din's loyalists in Hezbollah, which naturally brought me to search Russian SOF and special services. Using a standing unit didn't quite fit the bill from from an OPSEC perspective, so I decided to have Kazanoff source his team from the GRU Spetsnaz units that have recently seen action in Ukraine, and even some of the militias loyal to the Chechen president (who, as you'll see in Part II, is a twisted fellow named Ramzan Umarov).

After I figured out where these guys might come from, I had to factor in what sort of person would serve an individual like Kazanoff and the influence he might have on them. You can clearly see that influence in Part I. Moving into Part II, I'll say it might be better to call them acolytes, rather than henchmen.(less)
Matt Fulton The creation of Nina Davenport as a character predates Homeland's first season by about 9 years, so I wouldn't say Nina is meant to be a response to…moreThe creation of Nina Davenport as a character predates Homeland's first season by about 9 years, so I wouldn't say Nina is meant to be a response to Carrie Mathison (full disclosure: I've never watched Homeland). Rather, while I'd say Nina and Carrie are certainly cut from the same cloth--i.e. that group of methodical, driven counterterrorism analysts and targeting officers who came to prominence in Langley after 9/11--they differ widely in personal qualities. That's not to say Nina has no character flaws (she definitely does) but hers are more more subtle, more internal. Nina focuses on her target to the point of obsession, neglecting nearly everything else around her, and this is something she's done for years now. As she takes a moment to stop and look around at the personal wreckage of her life, she's beginning to realize the cost of that obsession. Yet more than that, I think there's something much deeper to her that needs to be explored--there's a reason she obsesses over this rogue's gallery; there's something else she's trying to avoid by hunting ghosts.(less)
Average rating: 4.55 · 22 ratings · 10 reviews · 1 distinct work
Active Measures: Part I (Ac...

4.55 avg rating — 22 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Hi all! — Wanted to give an update on the Active Measures Trilogy. I'll try to keep this short, but then again nothing with this trilogy ever winds up "short."

So… There's good news and bad news.

Bad news first: I am definitely still working on Part II of the trilogy — I know I haven’t talked about it much recently, but I've never not been working on it. Frankly there hasn't been much to say. Pro...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on August 17, 2018 21:36 • 1 view
Active Measures: Part I
(1 book)
by
4.55 avg rating — 22 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The King in Yellow
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Pigeon Tunnel...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Matt’s Recent Updates

Matt Fulton wrote a new blog post
Hi all! — Wanted to give an update on the Active Measures Trilogy. I'll try to keep this short, but then again nothing with this trilogy ever winds... Read more of this blog post »
220099
Active Measures by Matt Fulton
Matt Fulton wants to read
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matt Fulton wants to read
The Force by Don Winslow
Rate this book
Clear rating
Active Measures by Matt Fulton
Active Measures by Matt Fulton
Matt Fulton is now following Mr_noyes's reviews
Matt Fulton is now following
5294238
More of Matt's books…
“I can’t give you an answer,” Minin sighed.
“What do I say to Eni and OMV?” Ivanov leaned in. “What do I say to the crews in Burgas?” He shrugged. “‘Mikhail’s mistress bit down a little too hard last night and, shame, it’s worth fuck-all now?’”
Minin looked down at his toes.
“I helped that bastard when no one else would.”
Matt Fulton, Active Measures: Part I

“It began two years earlier when Karetnikov seized the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in broad daylight and dared the West to make him pay. As sanctions were levied against Karetnikov’s associates, the European Commission passed regulation after regulation to prevent South Stream from being built and leaned on the Bulgarian government, where the pipeline would come ashore, to end their involvement. Gazprom executives and Kremlin emissaries began clandestine pilgrimages to Bojan Siderov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, and showered the country with politically strategic investments. Ivanov warily helped the GRU, Russian military intelligence, funnel millions to Ataka, a far-right party opposed to European integration and the exploration of Bulgarian shale gas. After parliamentary elections, Ataka gained enough seats to bolster Siderov’s coalition and pass a bill clearing the way for the pipeline. Everything was in order, and even as of that morning, pipe-laying ships were at work in the Black Sea.”
Matt Fulton, Active Measures: Part I

“Ivanov’s cold indifference was unshakable. He snapped the book shut. “Do you want to spend the rest of your life in that man’s shadow? Or would you like to cast a pall of you own?”
“Where you’re asking to go—I can’t follow.”
“You’re not innocent anymore,” Ivanov said.
“No.” Minin shook his head. “No.”
“Could Trubnikov’s man?”
Minin stared at the TV. “He’s done that much.”
“Andruishka, we’ve talked about this for years.”
“It’s not right.”
“Go see him. See for yourself.”
“He was still alive…”
“He’s not now.”
Minin’s eyes welled for a moment.
“Andruishka?”
“Fine,” he breathed. “I will.”
Matt Fulton, Active Measures: Part I

Topics Mentioning This Author

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

112403 The Orion Team. — 610 members — last activity Sep 20, 2018 09:47PM
For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geo ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 86670 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
29041 SSG: Spy/Spec-Ops Group — 1061 members — last activity Sep 17, 2018 07:08PM
Dedicated to those who love spy, spec-ops, and clandestine books from Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, David Morrell, Barry Eisler, Brad Thor...Ludlum, Silva ...more
1036 Espionage Aficionados — 611 members — last activity Sep 07, 2018 07:11PM
Pssst--buddy. Dig spy stories? Foreign intrigue? Conspiracies? Join up with.. We got LeCarre, Deighton, Follett, Littell, Ambler, Furst, Silva...in sp ...more
57889 Langley suckers — 160 members — last activity May 29, 2017 10:16AM
If you love to read anything about spies, international intrigue, special ops, clandestine services, and anything about CIA, this group is for you....
88212 A Good Thriller — 6646 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
Action packed gripping, exciting and tense thrillers, mysteries, that's what we like reading. So many great authors out there to read. Let's share our ...more
220099 Mystery Weekly Magazine - Short Stories — 128 members — last activity Jul 25, 2018 07:58PM
Discuss anything related to writing short stories in the mystery genre. Feel free to post a discussion!
More of Matt’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.