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)

4.23 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Bloodstone (The Cull, #2)

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Blood Feud (The Cull, #3)

4.76 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Primed (Outsourced, #2)

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Blood Kill (The Cull, #5)

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Blood Demon (The CULL # 4)

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Leaving Shadows

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Full Disclosure

4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Hello everyone.

As you may know, I ran a competition with an audiobook edition of my'the CULL - Bloodline' novel as the prize:
Your Amazon link for the audiobook & books
It was an easy competition; all you had to do was come up with either a meme or thought bubble text for a photo of my furry footwarmer.
We were inundated with entries.
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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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“All Systems Down”, Sam Boush’s novel of a devastating cyber attack and its very human consequences, should make you think. We rely on the Internet and goods manufactured with imported electronics so heavily in our modern world that the thought of a ...more
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John Rose Putnam may be familiar to many readers as an author of outstanding westerns. However, in ‘The Misplaced Mob’ he turns his hand to 1950’s small town America for a superb noir crime tale that will have readers flipping pages late into the nig ...more
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‘Oracle’s Hunt’ by A. Claire Everward is a superb technothriller, bang up to date for our twenty-first century, which would give Tom Clancy a run for his money if he were still writing his novels today. As with all thrillers in this sub-genre, it tou ...more
Bloodline by Eric J. Gates
"The novel featured refreshing vocabulary and insanely close attention to detail. Specifically, the opening pages describing the eerie rain storm, which grasps reader’s attention from the very beginning.
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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


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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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