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Eric J. Gates

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Award-winning author 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 discipl ...more

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Outsourced

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Bloodline (The Cull, #1)

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Bloodstone (The Cull, #2)

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Blood Feud (The Cull, #3)

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Leaving Shadows

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Facets

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Primed (Outsourced, #2)

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Full Disclosure

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The OPENING CHAPTERS of 'FULL DISCLOSURE'


The Past


“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
- from the Presidential Oath of Office.



11 months ago, 02:08 hours,outside Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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Description: A different How To book to help new writers
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)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
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)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
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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Pride & Extreme Prejudice by Eric J. Gates
" My first encounter with Eric Gates exciting world was when I opened his thriller, ‘Outsourced.’ I enjoyed it so much I immediately grabbed the sequel, ‘Primed.’ Both fine novels, tense and tightly written.
I then read ‘Facets’ an intriguing and..." Read more of this review »
Pride & Extreme Prejudice by Eric J. Gates
"Eric Gates is consistently entertaining and consistently scary. He writes tightly-plotted thrillers that seem to be grounded in a deep knowledge of whereof he speaks - hence the scary part. The two stories in this book move at the speed of light,..." Read more of this review »
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"This was an outstanding book! This story grabs you from the get go. It’s extremely fast paced and action packed. I will be reading more by this author."
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That was my first question when starting to read ‘The Cobalt Sky’, Keith Dixon’s latest invitation to share the world of his acerbic north of England private eye. Howeve
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I was familiar with Wolf Schimanski’s thriller novels beforehand. I enjoyed the fast action of his ‘Meter’ series. B. J. Tiernan was a new author to me, however. When two writers co-author a novel, the task can be fraught with dangers such as style c ...more
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A few months ago I read my first A. Claire Everward novel, ‘Oracle’s Hunt’, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Her latest, ‘A Tangled Web’, is also a romantic suspense novel. This time the storyline is very character-driven. Tess Andrews has a secret. If som ...more
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To describe ‘Undercover with Mandela’s Spies’ by Bradley Steyn and Mark Fine as a dramatized autobiography would be to do it a grave injustice. Co-author Steyn’s experiences are far more intense than any fictionalized retouching could ever produce. I ...more
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Eric J. 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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