The Caucasian Menace

I have an academic class I am finishing up for work. (I’ve been just finishing it up for a month now. It draggggggggs on and on.) I promised myself when I was done, I would buy Clark Zlotchew’s book, The Caucasian Menace. I worried perhaps the title of Clark’s book might be a nod to a Lindsay Lohan biography, but fortunately no:

Clark Zlotchew, The Caucasian Menace
Clark Zlotchew, The Caucasian Menace

Daghestan, which has broken away from the Russian Federation, has nuclear warheads. The usurping dictator is intent on selling some of these to Iran. He also holds a Russian nuclear physicist he intends to sell. To prevent interference with his plans, the usurper has nuclear missiles trained on key European capitals. Neither the U.N. nor NATO will take action. The United States, wishing to avoid a nuclear disaster, cannot take overt action. CIA operatives Baker and Gold are assigned to the case.

Complicating matters, Baker’s wife had been tortured and murdered years before by Thorne, the sadistic mercenary now employed by the usurper. Gold fears that Baker may have killing Thorne as his top priority, rather than capturing him for questioning. Meanwhile, William Bell, their immediate superior, has been selling information to the usurper that could result in failure of the mission and the deaths of Baker and Gold.

I am on board! And rather than waiting, I just bought the book via Kindle. Now I gotta finish up this painful class. Monday is a holiday, so The Caucasian Menace will soon be mine.

Update: So much for my class, I have started the Menace and it is great!

8 thoughts on “The Caucasian Menace”

    1. No problem. I tell you, it is a fun read. Quick and exciting. I blame Clark for me not finishing my class. (How is that for taking responsibility?)

  1. Hey, Navy One,

    Thank you so much for the favorable words! I am really glad you enjoyed it.
    Unfortunately, the publisher, as I found out too late, is not very trustworthy. There have been many, many, many complaints from authors that they don’t always report sales (and therefore skip paying royalties).
    I would suggest if any one wants a copy, to get a copy on Amazon in their list of other sellers New, on which list I am one of the sellers.
    Here is the URL for the Other Sellers section for The Caucasian Menace:
    Thanks again, Navy One. It’s always good to receive praise for my writing.

    1. That angers me that your publisher is sliming you on your royalties. It is an e-book, there are no major fees for them. And I am back, slowly working my way through my dull class. . .

  2. Yes, there has been tons of complaints about them. Same thing with the paper versions (which are good looking, however.) I should have investigated them prior to signing contract.
    By the way, under my name you have a paragraph called “The Bay was Black.” It’s part of a description of Havana Bay in the 1950s. The paragraph is from the short story, “The Smell of Land,” in my short story, Once Upon a Decade: Tales of the Fifties.

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