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Andrew Kaplan

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Andrew Kaplan is the author of two spy thriller book series: SCORPION and HOMELAND, as well as three earlier novels, DRAGONFIRE, HOUR OF THE ASSASSINS, and WAR OF THE RAVEN, which was selected by the American Library Association as one of the 100 best books ever written about World War II. A former freelance journalist and war correspondent, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army. His work has been called “a gold standard for thrillers” and has been translated into twenty languages, topping bestseller charts around the world. Recently three of Amazon’s top 20 thrillers at one time were Scorpion books: SCORPION BETRAYAL, SCORPION WINTER and SCORPION DECEPTION. In addition, he is the author of ...more

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Andrew Kaplan Hi Jonathan, So glad you enjoyed my HOMELAND novels. I spent four and a half years in the MIddle East and speak both Arabic and Hebrew, so I got to le…moreHi Jonathan, So glad you enjoyed my HOMELAND novels. I spent four and a half years in the MIddle East and speak both Arabic and Hebrew, so I got to learn a lot about the area. Even more, when I wrote "SCORPION," the first book in my Scorpion series, I immersed myself in studying Arab culture, history and Islam, discovering that it was much richer and more complex than I knew. In addition, I do extensive research on each book I write - and always discover new things that can help make it more real, nuanced and compelling for the reader. For HOMELAND, I also worked closely with the show, including helping to create portions of the Bible for the show and educating them on certain aspects of the CIA and the Middle East. Fun fact: I gave the lead character, Carrie Mathison, my wife's name, Anne, for her middle name.(less)
Andrew Kaplan My most recent book, "Homeland: Saul's Game" is the second original prequel novel based on the hit "HOMELAND" TV series and is a sequel to the first b…moreMy most recent book, "Homeland: Saul's Game" is the second original prequel novel based on the hit "HOMELAND" TV series and is a sequel to the first book, "Homeland: Carrie's Run". That first book focused primarily on Carrie. Many fans had requested that I also tell the stories of some of the other main characters, like Saul. Also, I had met with the showrunners even before the scripts for this past Season 3 were written and knew what they were planning (we coordinated on a regular basis). Not to give too much away, but it was with that in mind that I began to lay out a plot that could encompass key characters, yet still be a compelling thriller.(less)
Average rating: 3.85 · 3,408 ratings · 341 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Carrie's Run (Homeland, #1)

3.80 avg rating — 1,619 ratings — published 2013 — 33 editions
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Saul's Game (Homeland, #2)

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Scorpion Betrayal (Scorpion...

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Scorpion Winter (Scorpion, #3)

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Scorpion (Scorpion, #1)

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Hour of the Assassins: A Novel

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WORLD WAR TWO MYSTERY AND THRILLERS CAMPAIGN

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Open Road Media is running a WWII Mysteries and Thrillers campaign featuring my spy thriller, WAR OF THE RAVEN for only $1.99! Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a smashing, sexy and unforgettable read," by the NY Daily News as "In a word, terrific ... Andrew Kaplan is in marvelously smashing form," by the Washington Post as "brimming with action, Read more of this blog post »
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" Hi Rhonda, I have a new book "Blue Madagascar" coming out with a Goodreads giveaway. I hope you'll check it out. Best, Andrew Kaplan ...more "
The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding
"Joy’s books are with a combination of suspense, thriller, who done it, and self-doubt mixed with today’s news. What if- your best friend marries your dad. From there things only get worse.

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"FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

“Don’t run to your death.” – US Navy SEAL life rule.

“When a crisis confronts the nation, the first question often asked by policymakers is: "What naval forces are available and how fast can they be on station?" – US Nav" Read more of this review »
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Aurore by Graham Hurley
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Historical fiction of the highest order. Well written, impeccably researched, great story, different. Just read this and all the books in Hurley’s Spoils of War series. Wow?"
Alessandro Magno by Robin Lane Fox
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"Recensione per il blog Alessandro III di Macedonia su WordPress
Per chi, come me, è interessato alla storia di Alessandro Magno, questo libro è un must. Il lavoro fatto da Fox è notevole e ripercorre tutta la vita di questa affascinante figura storica" Read more of this review »
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“Who is the player and who's being played?”
Andrew Kaplan, Saul's Game

“Within the CIA it was widely understood that SAD was the most dangerous assignment in the Agency. Such were the nature of the Top Secret missions they were sent out on that their casualty rate was higher than for any other group of its kind in the world, even though every member of SAD was an experienced, tough-as-nails U.S. Army Delta or Navy SEAL veteran, who underwent further extensive training than even those formidable groups. Once an SAD Special Operations Group team, or SOG, was activated, they were dedicated to complete their mission or die-and more of them had than all the rest of the CIA’s other operatives combined. Scorpion’s initial assignment when he first joined the CIA had been in SAD.”
Andrew Kaplan, Scorpion Deception

“What are your people packing?” “MP7A1s with sound suppressors, chambered for DM11 4.6-x-30mm cartridges in thirty-round and forty-round box magazines. Penetrate any CRISAT,” Webb said, meaning the bullets would drill through a target made up of twenty layers of Kevlar with 1.6mm titanium backing at two hundred meters; they were the ultimate small arms body-armor-piercing rounds. “Glocks, M67 grenades; C-4 with remote-controlled detonators for IEDs, one M25 sniper rifle, and two XM25 grenade launchers. Those two are the real game-changers. Should be plenty.” “I’m not so sure,” Scorpion said, studying the iPad image. “I need eyes. We could use a drone.”
Andrew Kaplan, Scorpion Deception

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