Tuesday, March 6, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Speed The Dawn by Philip Donlay

Once again I'm showcasing a fabulous eco thriller from award winning author Philip Donlay staring his main man Donovan Nash who's battling a villain from the sky.  It's on my shelf and after you read a bit about it I'm sure it'll be on yours too. Philip's publisher Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway of this novel, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781608092307
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 3-6-2018
Length: 336pp
Donovan Nash #8
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ Kobo/ IndieBound
In the style of Clive Cussler, best-selling author Philip Donlay climbs to a new height of terror in his 8th Donovan Nash thriller.
Hundreds of white-hot meteor fragments plunge toward Earth near Monterey Bay, California. Huge fires ignite the tinder-dry landscape and, as the sun sets, the power grid collapses and the fires grow, illuminating a nightmare created in hell itself. Donovan Nash realizes he is trapped.
Injured and growing desperate, his options dwindling, Donovan fights to keep himself and a small band of survivors alive until dawn when they can make one last attempt to escape the inferno.
Meanwhile, Donovan’s wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, arrives on the scene. Working with the Pentagon as well as the Forest Service, she envisions a bold idea to try to stop the fire from spreading all the way to the Bay Area and the seven million residents living there. She’s terrified that if not executed perfectly, her plan could cause the death of thousands of people—including Donovan.

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Powerful, unrelenting action drives Donlay’s eighth adventure novel featuring wealthy environmentalist Donovan Nash (after 2017’s Seconds to Midnight). When a meteor breaks up over Monterey, Calif., large fragments fall into the sea, creating a tsunami, and onto land, setting off massive fires. Donovan is trapped at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where looters soon try to kill him. Donovan’s wife, Pentagon consultant Dr. Lauren McKenna, is flying toward the coast in a small plane, which is struck by debris from the meteor. After making a forced landing, Lauren works hard to persuade the authorities to follow her suggestions for saving the day. Meanwhile, a strengthening hurricane threatens to destroy everything from Monterey to San Francisco. In his efforts to heighten and maintain tension with one over-the-top development after another, Donlay plays havoc with the suspension of disbelief. He also lards the narrative with distracting exposition. Still, few thriller fans will be able to resist the breakneck pace. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron Associates. (Mar.)Publishers Weekly

This is a story so energetic and realistically portrayed that smoke seems to drift from the book’s pages. With whirlwind, high-tension action, Speed the Dawn is a quintessential disaster novel and a high-concept thriller.”
— Foreword Reviews

“This action-packed narrative will keep the reader on the edge of their seat, turning page after page. This novel… is constantly in motion, and thriller fans will be delighted.”
— InD’Tale Magazine

“Powerful, unrelenting action drives Donlay’s eighth adventure novel… few thriller fans will be able to resist the breakneck pace.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Nonstop action with a scientific base from the reliably readable Donlay.”
— Booklist

“If you want to experience terror, this is where to get it. Donlay is a fantastic writer… so emotional and vibrant with his words. [Donovan Nash] is one character who continues to get better and better as time moves forward.”
— Suspense Magazine

Praise for the Donovan Nash series:

"Authors like Philip Donlay, who write the pure thrillers, have capabilities and strength I can only envy. Great pacing and twists. Bravo!"
— William Kent Krueger, Edgar Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author

"[ Deadly Echoes ] is a heart-thumping ride that steams along, bringing our flawed world into pristine focus. Lots of mischief and mayhem, the characters fraught with danger, the plot hitting all the right notes."
— Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

"Donovan Nash is back—and is he ever. In Aftershock …tense action, crisp dialog, and cool high-tech toys drive the story. Oh, and there's even an erupting volcano. A great read."
— D. P. Lyle, award-winning author

"Fans of Michael Crichton will not want to miss Deadly Echoes . Well researched and supremely entertaining, Philip Donlay has knocked this one out of the park!"
— Ward Larsen, USA Today best-selling author

"Philip Donlay's new thriller, Zero Separation , is a timely and terrifying roller-coaster ride depicting the realities of the post-9/11 world."
— Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author

"In [ Aftershock ], Donlay checks all the boxes of the genre: strong male lead (with an unlimited bank account, no less), capable friends with appropriate skills, and a lightning-fast pace."
— Publishers Weekly
The Series

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Meet Philip:
As a young man, Philip Donlay's life was shaped by two distinct events. At the age of seventeen, he
earned his pilot's license, and at eighteen was published in a national aviation magazine. The combination of these two passions: flying and writing, has led to successful careers as both a professional pilot and best-selling novelist.
Donlay has been a flight instructor, flown a private jet for a Saudi prince, and for twenty-eight years flew a corporate jet for a Fortune 500 company. His travels have taken him to over forty countries on five continents. He divides his time between Montana and the Pacific Northwest. Speed the Dawn is his eighth thriller in the best-selling Donovan Nash series.

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  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway Debbie!

  2. This sounds like a great series! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Thanks for sharing Debbie. This sounds like a page-turner.

  4. I love these kinds of catastrophe type stories. This sounds like a story I could get into.

    1. Me too Mary like a train wreck you can't stop watching

  5. It would make a good movie too

  6. Every Donovan Nash thriller that comes out becomes my favorite, and this one did not disappoint. How each book gets better and better is just shear genius! Chapter one, third sentence in, you are on the edge of your seat when hot meteor fragments are piercing the hull of the airplane and the people in it! Then by air, by sea, by land, he doesn’t let you go until the end of the book! The terror of being trapped, trying to find our loved ones, then trying escape with your lives, dealing with the injuries and the elements and the evil that disaster brings. The twists and turns in each leg of this adventure keeps you turning the next page to find out what happens next. Meanwhile Donovan’s wife, who is desperately trying to find her husband, is trying to save millions of lives with a plan if not executed property could kill millions, only to have the government turn on her. Fast moving, full of excitement, and the terror that comes with a natural disaster. You just can’t put it down! I would love to all his books turned into movies!

  7. Oh yep! I can see why this one is on your book pile, Debbie. It sounds great. And hey, Monterey Bay area is where my family is from. :)

    1. Oh wow that would be kind of creepy seeing your neighborhood get destroyed by a natural disaster

  8. This one sounds like a great book, one that I probably would not want to put down!

  9. What a terrifying event! Sounds like it would be great for fans of 2012, Armageddon, etc.

  10. Thank you for all of the kind words.