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Preston Fleming

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Preston Fleming writes realist thrillers set in exceptional times and places, from Siberia during the Russian Civil War (MAID OF BAIKAL), to explosive 1980s Beirut (DYNAMITE FISHERMEN), to a near-future gulag-style labor camp in Utah (FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS). His experience as a diplomat, lawyer and corporate executive, combined with his ultra-lean writing style, lend rare authenticity to his stories. All of Preston’s six novels have received praise from KIRKUS REVIEWS and other publications. Preston is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but left home at fourteen for boarding school and has been on the move ever since. Today he and his wife live in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains with a Belgian Sheepdog they rescued after it bit too many humans in Delaware ...more

Average rating: 3.96 · 2,100 ratings · 333 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Forty Days at Kamas (Kamas ...

3.92 avg rating — 955 ratings — published 2010
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Dynamite Fishermen

3.87 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Maid of Baikal

4.17 avg rating — 191 ratings
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Exile Hunter

4.12 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Bride of a Bygone War

3.75 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Star Chamber Brotherhood

4.11 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Root and Branch

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Root and Branch by Preston Fleming
"Excellent

Recommend to all who live thrillers and what could become of the US. Amazing how the plotline could be written about the current administration."
Root and Branch by Preston Fleming
"This was a terrific read from an author whose other books I’ve also enjoyed. He takes a perfectly realistic scenario (in this case, identifying potential Muslim terrorists before they commit a violent act) into a “what if” thriller: the designer of t" Read more of this review »
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"A must-read for political thriller fans. Root and Branch is every bit as entertaining and high-concept as anything Brad Thor has ever written, but it’s also sophisticated and nuanced enough to allow readers to form their own conclusions about a varie" Read more of this review »
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Russian Roulette by Giles Milton
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How British spies thwarted the COMINTERN’s revolutionary ambitions for India

If you watched the 1983 television mini-series REILLY: ACE OF SPIES and acquired a taste for British espionage in the first three decades of the 20th century, this book is fo
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Losing Military Supremacy by Andrei Martyanov
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Thought America was strong militarily and Russia weak? Think again.

Once in a generation a book comes along that completely overturns one’s thinking on a topic of fundamental importance. Andrei Martyanov’s, LOSING MILITARY SUPREMACY was such a book fo
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Agent Storm by Morten Storm
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For a contrarian view of our much-vaunted counterterrorist operations…

Every young spy in training (in the U.S., at least) is taught that the motives for spying boil down to four, and that these can be remembered by means of the acronym M.IC.E. That
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The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick
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A sad story of incompetence, political correctness, and reckless disregard

Having served at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan a quarter of a century before the terrorist bombing outside Khost, Afghanistan, as described in Joby Warrick’s book, TRIPLE AGENT, I
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Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
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Whether you approve of Snowden or not, his book is worth reading.

On most issues of public concern today, it’s wise not to take at face value what one finds in the news media. It’s best to seek out primary sources. Which is why I urge anyone with an
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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“Every end justifies the means? —No! The end justifies all the means? —No!  Every end justifies all the means? —No, never!” —Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel”
Preston Fleming, Forty Days at Kamas

“Maid of Baikal tells the story of how the White Russian Armies might have deserved to win the Russian Civil War, and thus might have won, in a better world than ours. For despite the Whites’ manifold sins, the best among them strived mightily to achieve a free and democratic Russia, and most of these suffered a worse fate than what they deserved. --Preston Fleming”
Preston Fleming, Maid of Baikal

“Under conditions of tyranny, it is far easier to act than to think.”  —Hannah Arendt, philosopher and Holocaust scholar”
Preston Fleming, Forty Days at Kamas

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Dale Thele Preston, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Star Chamber Brotherhood.
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