Thursday, March 3, 2016

Showcase Pegasus Down by Philip Donlay

I'm pleased to showcase an author who I've had the pleasure of interviewing in the past about his Donovan Nash series. So enjoy this showcase of his just released latest thriller!

ISBN-13: 9781608091690
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 03/01/2016
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


A CIA-operated jet on a clandestine mission disappears in Eastern Europe. No mayday, no wreckage, and no known survivors. No way to know if the top-secret extraction of a key American scientist from Slovakia, or his liberator, Dr. Lauren McKenna, code name Pegasus, are dead or alive.
Donovan Nash’s precarious world is rocked when word reaches him that his wife, Lauren, is missing in Eastern Europe. Using his millions, and fueled by the fear of losing his wife, Donovan and company cut a swath through Austria and Hungary. Desperate, Donovan leverages his lifelong secret to enlist an unlikely ally—one of his oldest friends—who may very well want him dead. As Donovan closes in on the truth, another, and more deadly, reality is revealed. A ruthless terrorist group has acquired a stealth aircraft with the ability to deliver a nuclear device. They are poised to strike—but where? What started as a rescue turns into a full-throttle aerial chase. Will Donavan be able to rescue his wife, as well as prevent a nuclear catastrophe?

Here's what Philip said about Donovan in an earlier interview-"Donovan is really smart, deeply troubled, and extremely capable.  He also has a secret—a really big one about his past and who he once was.  His flaws make him human, his conflicts make him unpredictable, and his skill set makes him a formidable adversary--or the best friend you ever had. "

And here's what he said about writing "eco-thrillers"-"First and foremost they exist, and we as humans are defenseless.  Hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, tornados, earthquakes and volcanoes, we don’t stand a chance of surviving if we’re in the wrong place.  Then there’s biological outbreaks like cholera, influenza, the bubonic plague—we’re very fragile in the face of those threats.  A man with a gun is frightening—an event that can kill tens of thousands in an instant—now that’s terrifying.  I think it holds the potential to make a better thriller.  We’ve all seen the horrific images on television after a natural disaster.  It’s not that it can’t happen…it just hasn’t happened to you—yet."


"The Nash books are reliable action thrillers, and this one is no exception. There is an almost Bondian aspect to Nash—he has an unlimited bank account and access to all sorts of experts with special skills—which makes him perfect for those who like derring-do from larger-than-life heroes."
—Booklist (read the full review)

"If you love to fly planes, or loved Arthur Hailey's Airport, Pegasus Down is for you. If you love rich handsome heroes, fight-to-the-death heroines, doomsday nukes, vengeful terrorists seeking to provoke Russia into a fight, double-dealing agents, and intelligence agencies' infighting, read Pegasus Down. For techno and gun-enhanced readers, Donlay's narrative is full of weapons galore, stealth aircraft, black phones, and other gadgetry."
—Susan Berry, Goodreads (read the full review)

"Donlay’s novel is chock full with non-stop action that is guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat. In addition, the author touches on other themes such as friendship in love."
—Manhattan Book Review (read the full review)

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MEET Philip:Philip Donlay learned to fly at age seventeen and was first published at eighteen. In the aviation world, success came quickly and he's been flying jets since he was twenty years old. Whether flying a Saudi sheik, nighttime freight, or executives of a Fortune 500 company, Donlay has logged over six million miles while spanning the globe. Donlay burst onto the literary scene in 2004 with the publication of his first novel, Category Five, followed by Code Black, Zero Separation,Deadly Echoes, Aftershock and Pegasus Down. He is an avid fly fisherman and divides his time between Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

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  1. Heck yeah! Katrina? Haiti? Earthquakes? When Mother Nature throws a tantrum people die. Scarier than any monster

  2. Ooo a thriller! This sounds fantastic!

  3. Hadn't heard of this one, but yes, definitely want to read it now. Thanks for the showcase. :)

    1. You're welcome Sophia Rose I can't wait to see what you think!

  4. Loving the sounds of this thriller. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Hmm I tend to avoid male authors - but I love a flawed hero with a big secret. Tempting!

    1. Kathryn I'm with you on that front but I like him :)

  6. Whew! That sounds action packed! I'll have to keep this one in mind for next time I need to get my blood pumping :D